cbs, full-season order, bull, macgyver, kevin can waitCBS has been busy this week, ordering full seasons of three freshmen series and canceling two other newbies.

First up are the successful shows, and as prognosticators predicted, the network's full-season pickups don't come as much of a surprise: The Eye has ordered more of Michael Weatherly drama "Bull," '80s action reboot "MacGyver," and the latest Kevin James sitcom "Kevin Can Wait." Each series will now get nine additional episodes, bumping up all of their season totals to 22 episodes.

"We're thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively," said CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller in a statement. "Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights."

And now for the bad news: CBS has canceled freshmen shows "BrainDead" and "American Gothic." Both series suffered from low ratings, which declined throughout their respective summer runs.

The failure of those shows is a particular disappointment to the Eye, since they both hailed from some of the network's most high-profile collaborators. "BrainDead," a quirky political/sci-fi hybrid, was created by "The Good Wife" team of Robert and Michelle King, while crime family drama "Gothic" was a product of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television.

CBS will try again, though, will three new shows set to debut next week: Joel McHale comedy "Man With a Plan," Matt LeBlanc sitcom "The Great Indoors," and Dermot Mulroney drama "Pure Genius."

[via: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety]

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