Ready for a shocker courtesy of CBS? While the network has decided to give “CSI: NY” another season despite some declining ratings, they have in the process canceled one of their longest-running seasons in “CSI: Miami.”
It’s rare that a network releases a statement on a show that has been sent to pasture, but considering the legacy here with “Miami” they decided to say the following:
“[It] leaves an amazing television legacy – a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers – led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue — and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of CSI: Miamiin syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.”
If you are wondering why “NY” stayed ahead of “Miami” despite lower ratings, it has do with information that is never released to the media, and is therefore hard to speculate about — money and international syndication. Ultimately, the sunglasses seem to have cost more to keep around, and “NY” has at least proven it can draw viewers on a tough night in Fridays.
In less surprising news, “Unforgettable,” “Rob,” and “A Gifted Man” have all been kicked to the curb — though there is no word yet on the future of “Rules of Engagement,” which has managed to be on the bubble for pretty much its entire run.