Hawaii 5-0 picked up for third season

Cast of Hawaii 5-0
Cast of Hawaii 5-0

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - CBS announced it has renewed 18 primetime series for next season including the hit drama, Hawaii 5-0.

According to CBS, the renewals include four comedies, nine dramas, three reality series and two newsmagazines.

Hawaii 5-0 was the network's No. 2 drama for the second straight year, following NCIS: Los Angeles.

"This large-scale renewal is testimony to the strength, stability and success of a deep and diverse roster of top-rated programming," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said. "It positions us for continued success next season and certainly creates an environment that will give our new shows the best possible chance to succeed."

The network's new primetime lineup for the 2012-2013 broadcast season is expected to be unveiled on May 16.

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