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CBS Renews 'CSI: NY,' Cancels 'CSI: Miami,' 'Gifted Man,' 'Unforgettable,' 'Rob'
Topic Started: May 13 2012, 03:03 PM (801 Views)
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With six new scripted series and a large contingent of returning series, CBS was forced to pull the plug on a pricey 'CSI' spinoff.

The most-watched network has canceled long-running CSI: Miami, along with freshman series Unforgettable, Rob and A Gifted Man. For its part, CSI: New York will return next season, joining six new scripted series, including Vegas, Golden Boy, Partners and Friend Me, and an impressive collection of returning shows.

Here's a look of what will go and stay:


The New York-set spinoff will return for a ninth season. Following a condensed 18-episode season (its shortest to date) the less-expensive of the two CSI spinoffs edged out the network's Miami-set effort to gain the pickup. The Friday night drama, which remains a cash cow for its network and sister studio, held its own against fare including Grimm, Fringe and Supernatural, helping CBS consistently deliver on Friday nights.


CSI: Miami
Despite its global appeal and lucrative syndication income, the David Caruso starrer will not return for an 11th season. The Sunday night procedural wrapped its reduced-order 19-episode 10th season on April 8 with about 8 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating in the key demo. After being left off the network's 15-show renewal in March that saw the franchise's flagship series earn a 13th season, sources indicated the network would opt for the less-expensive of the two spinoffs and pick up CSI: New York instead.

CSI: Miami leaves an amazing television legacy -- a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBSs 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," the network said in a statement.

A Gifted Man
Despite the draw of Patrick Wilson and co-starring Justified Emmy winner Margo Martindale, the medical drama with a spiritual edge will not return for a second season. The show, which marked Wilson's first small-screen series regular role, was a modest performer for the network on Fridays, airing both at 8 and 9 p.m. Its March 2 season finale drew 9.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 in the demo, placing third for the night. "I couldn't be happier," Wilson tweeted Saturday of the show's cancelation. "As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for."

Though scorned by critics, the Rob Schneider family comedy kicked off its run as an over-performer in its coveted time slot following Thursday hit The Big Bang Theory. In fact, the midseason replacement opened huge in January, garnering an impressive 4.1 rating in the demo -- the network's best in the slot in more than a year -- and whopping 13.5 million viewers, before sliding dramatically, ending its eight-episode run with a 2.6 in the demo.

The Poppy Montgomery-Dylan Walsh starrer about a female detective who remembers everything except the day her sister was murdered will not return for a second season. From Ed Redlich, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman, the drama had been a steady performer at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, most recently drawing a 1.8 in demo and 10.6 million total viewers. With A Gifted Man and Unforgettable both failing to live on, exec producers Beverly and Timberman are 0-for-2 with their rising sophomore efforts, but the duo's Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary has been ordered to series.

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I hate that they cancelled CSI: Miami, although I'm not surprised. I'm glad the season finale (now the series finale) ended the way it did. We weren't left with a cliff hanger we'll never know the end of.

I can't believe they cancelled Unforgettable. Ugh. Now we'll never know who it was that killed her sister. And it was a good show. Well, I'm down to only two CBS shows now.
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Wow! I was prepared to say goodbye to my fave CSI franchise. I can't believe it was saved. Sorry to the Miami fans :(
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Pissed that CBS canceled the far superior and entertaining CSI: MIAMI, who's ratings are even better, over the bland, and often boring CSI: NY.
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I knew Gifted Man wouldn't stand a chance when it was put on Friday nights.
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