The episode total for Numb3rs has been scaled back — from 22 to 16, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
CBS reduced the crime drama's season order, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, leaving uncertain the 6-year-old show's future. The show premiered this season to 7.92 million viewers (and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-to-49). It's most recent episode brought in 7.8 million viewers (and a 1.7 rating among 18-to-49).
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TVGuide.com also has confirmed that the network increased the season order from 22 to 24 episodes for CSI: Miami, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men. CBS also increased orders for CSI, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, The Mentalist and The Big Bang Theory to 23 episodes. Those pickups were first reported by Entertainment Weekly.
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