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CBS is saying goodbye to Matt Le Blanc, Edie Falco, and Pauley Perrette. The network has cancelled “Man with a Plan,” “Tommy,” and “Broke,” their respective series.

But the network has renewed 23 series, including all the “NCIS” and “FBI” shows, plus perennial “Blue Bloods.” Even “All Rise,” “Bob Hearts Abishola,” and “The Unicorn,” three shows I’ve never heard of, will return in the fall. I guess with the virus and all, it’s easier to renew them than to start new shows.

Also gone, thank god, is the insipid “God Friended Me.” However, “Young Sheldon, “Mom,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” and “Evil,” will return.

Not being added are shows that will get Emmy awards or any water cooler talk, nothing that would appear on Netflix, HBO, or Hulu. Network TV is the strip mall of entertainment. You go there because it’s close by, not because it’s good, and you can’t remember the names of any of the stores.

What hasn’t been announced: the next “FBI” show from Dick Wolf, and “NCIS: Ashtabula.”

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