While this news may be somewhat expected for some people out there, it doesn’t make it any less sad.
Today, CBS decided that they are canceling “CSI: Cyber” after two seasons on the air, which is especially notable when you think for a moment about the entire run of this extraordinary franchise. It was that run, plus international success, that probably gave this show a chance when it otherwise probably would not have. Having Patricia Arquette get awards recognition for “Boyhood” did not help the show’s ratings, and neither did bringing over Ted Danson from the flagship show.
It appeared months ago as though the show was in danger when Danson signed up to do a new NBC comedy alongside Kristen Bell, but somehow there was still a hope something could be worked out even without him around. This marks the end of the road, and this fall will mark the first time in over a decade and a half that there is no incarnation of the “CSI” franchise on the air.
We suppose that this is an era where anything can happen to a show in regards to its future, and maybe it’s for that reason you cannot call this show officially dead. However, at the same time we don’t really envision a path where another network picks up this show in the immediate future given that it did struggle in the 18-49 demographic throughout the second season.
We’re going to have so much more renewal / cancellation news over the coming days, and the link to keep track of is here. That’s where we will post everything as the news come out.
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