UPDATE, 00:14 PM: That’s it for renewal/cancellation decisions at the eye. CBS has just cancelled freshman drama series Golden Boy. Despite being given a plum time-slot behind NCIS: Los Angeles on Tuesday nights, the series failed to hold much of its lead in audience and had long been considered a goner. With this cancellation, CBS has cancelled all four of its bubble shows, while having renewed every other scripted show including 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest and Two And A Half Men.
UPDATE, 00:10 PM: CBS just cancelled veteran comedy series Rules of Engagement. The series never got the respect it deserved from CBS execs and was nearly cancelled last season. This despite the fact that is has been a utility player and has performed well on whatever night or time-slot it has been given over the past 7 seasons.
UPDATE, 00:02 AM: I’ve now confirmed that fellow bubble series Vegas has also been cancelled. It’s a shame, the series featured a large amount of talent (both in front and behind the camera). The series had strong buzz after it was announced last May and the series managed to pull in a decent sized audience in terms of total viewers but, as was the case with NBC’s Harry’s Law last season, it skewed older and as such failed to rate particularly well in the key A18-49 demo.
PREVIOUS, 11:46 PM: Having picked up 6 pilots to series, CBS is now making calls on its four remaining bubble shows. The first show to get that call is CSI: NY. Multiple sources have confirmed to TVWise that the network has cancelled the series after airing nine seasons of the show. That whittles down CBS’ CSI franchise down to only one series: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which was picked up for next season back in March.
Created by Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue, CSI: NY revolved around the activities of Mac Taylor and his team of investigators working for the NYPD out of the New York Crime Lab. The series was produced by CBS Television Studios and starred Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill, Anna Belknap, Robert Joy, A. J. Buckley and Sela Ward.
The cancellation, which comes a year after CBS cancelled sister series CSI: Miami, had been expected for some time. The series, which narrowly avoided cancellation last season, suffered poor ratings (by CBS standards) and with main cast member Hill Harper having departed the series at the end of season 9 to join the cast of USA Network’s CIA drama series Covert Affairs, the odds of a tenth season renewal have always been slim.