On the heels of picking up six new series for next season, CBS is cleaning house by cancelling A Gifted Man, CSI: Miami, NYC 22, Rob and Unforgettable.
The writing had been on the wall for struggling freshman series A Gifted Man and NYC 22, while bubble shows Rob and Unforgettable had also been largely expected to be cancelled, although there had been talk that the recent uptick in ratings for Unforgettable might earn the series a last minute reprieve. The bigger surprise at CBS is the cancellation of veteran series CSI: Miami. With ratings for the entire CSI franchise down, the network was expected to say goodbye to one CSI spin-off this year and, despite its strong international sales, the fact is that CSI: NY is cheaper to producer than CSI Miami.
Here is the statement from CBS confirming the cancellation of CSI: Miami – “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 rebroadcasts of ‘CSI: Miami’ in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.”
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