CSI: Miami axed as CSI: New York saved
Story by Jack Foley
LONG-running police series CSI: Miami, starring David Caruso, has become the first of the successful CSI brand to be cancelled.
CBS has decided to pull the plug on the Miami spin-off due to soaring production costs and dwindling viewer figures. It comes at a time when the broadcaster has opted to devote more resources to six new scripted series, as well as a large number of returning series.
However, CSI: New York will return for its ninth season, along with its illustrious, Las Vegas based flagship predecessor CSI (now starring Ted Danson), which returns for a 13th run.
Announcing its decision, the network said in a statement: “CSI: Miami 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 re-broadcasts of CSI: Miami in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.”
CSI: Miami wasn’t the only casualty of CBS’ cull. Freshman series Unforgettable (which airs on Sky Living), Rob, NYC 22 and Patrick Wilson’s A Gifted Man have also been axed.