CBS Renews ‘Elsbeth’ For Season 2

CBS has renewed the freshman series Elsbeth for the 2024-2025 season.

In Deadline’s latest Renewal Status Report released on Wednesday, Co-Editor-in-Chief Nellie Andreeva projected Elsbeth would be renewed for a second season. This leaves The Equalizer, NCIS: Hawai’i, So Help Me Todd and CSI: Vegas pending renewal/cancellation news.

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Across broadcast and streaming, Elsbeth is netting nearly 11M viewers after 35 days of viewing. That’s up 52% from CSI: Vegas’ performance in that time slot last year.

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Elsbeth has charmed audiences with its singular blend of delightful humor, distinctive ‘how-done-it’ storytelling and the inventive, brilliant quirkiness of Elsbeth Tascioni,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “Executive producers Robert and Michelle King have a stellar track record for creating critically acclaimed series full of unforgettable characters and, alongside showrunner Jonathan Tolins and his writing team, have developed an incredibly entertaining and engrossing New York City-centric world for the show to explore. We are grateful to the uniquely talented cast, led by Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce and Carra Patterson, for bringing these wonderful characters to life in the company of a world-class roster of weekly guest stars.”

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From left: Wendell Pierce , Carrie Preston and Carra Patterson
From left: Wendell Pierce , Carrie Preston and Carra Patterson

The series follows the titular Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston), an astute but unconventional attorney who utilizes her singular point of view to make unique observations and corner brilliant criminals alongside the NYPD following her successful career in Chicago. The character first appeared in The Good Wife and later in The Good Fight spinoff.

In addition to Preston, Wendell Pierce and Carra Patterson round out the series regular cast as Captain Wagner and Kaya Blanke, respectively. Gloria Reuben recurs as Wagner’s wife, Claudia Payne. The cast is small as the police procedural dramedy depends on a healthy supply of guest stars like Stephen Moyer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Linda Lavin and Blair Underwood, to name a few.

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Robert King, Michelle King, Jonathan Tolins, Liz Glotzer, Erica Shelton Kodish and Bryan Goluboff serve as executive producers. Elsbeth is produced by CBS Studios and distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Katie Campione contributed to this report.

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