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CBS renews 11 shows, but Supergirl's future is unknown

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CEO's predictions may have been off

CBS announced today that it would be renewing 11 of its current shows, including Chuck Lorre's long time running The Big Bang Theory and the network's flagship drama, NCIS.

Elementary, Blue Bloods, Madame Secretary, Hawaii Five-O, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, and Mom were also renewed alongside CBS' NCIS spinoff series, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.

Not included in the renewal announcement, however, was the fate of the network's freshman shows, including the popular Supergirl. Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, previously mentioned that he believed the series would be renewed, but there's currently no word on whether or not Supergirl made the cut.

In fact, while Moonves was positive all five new shows — Criminal Minds: Beyond Border, Limitless, Life in Pieces, Code Black and Supergirl — would be renewed, CBS has yet to confirm that any of them would be moving forward. Ratings for all five have been concerning, with Supergirl (easily the most popular of the bunch) only pulling in six million viewers on average week after week.

More is expected to be announced as the May television upfronts — a conference where the networks debut new series and address issues in the industry — approach. Polygon has reached out to CBS for comment.