Is there hope still for another “CSI” franchise to come up in the future? It may seem like more of a longshot at the moment, but the head of CBS is making one thing rather clear right now: It’d be a bad move to officially write the show off.
While at an upfront breakfast Wednesday morning, network programming head Glenn Geller insisted (per Deadline) that the franchise could return “in another incarnation” in the future, and given the cyclical nature of television these days, why wouldn’t you believe this to be true?
Earlier this month, “CSI: Cyber” was officially canceled, and this upcoming season is the first time this century that there will not be a “CSI” show on the air, crazy as that seems. The problem with “Cyber” was that it assumed that the CBS demo, which for the most part is older viewers, would be interesting in a show about cutting-edge cyber-crime that didn’t have the same bells and whistles as the original show. They have to go back to doing something a little more traditional, and with some big characters.
With the flagship show off the air, the longest-running crime drama is now “NCIS” entering its 14th season on the air. Meanwhile, CBS also has “Criminal Minds” entering its 12th season, and neither is showing any sign of slowing down thanks to their ratings. (Personally, we do think that “NCIS” will last longer, given that the network owns the show versus “Criminal Minds” being a co-production with ABC Studios.)
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