CBS has started to swing the ax at existing series.
Veterans “CSI: NY” and “Rules of Engagement” are among shows officially canceled. Freshmen “Vegas” and “Golden Boy” have also received their pink slips.
“Rules of Engagement” was a great utility player for the network for several years, as it plugged holes in CBS’ schedule on several occasions. The cast’s deals were up and the series had passed the 100-episode mark, so the network seemingly felt it was time.
Megyn Price directed a recent episode, which she recently told me in an interview would be a nice parting gift.
“CSI:NY,” which starred Gary Sinise, went nine seasons. Fellow spinoff “CSI: Miami” ended last season, and now only the original “Crime Scene Investigation” remains.
“Golden Boy” was a crime drama series starring Theo James and Chi McBride, about the rise of an ambitious cop. It was produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television.
“Vegas” stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis (not to be confused with “Las Vegas,” which starred James Caan, Josh Duhamel and Vanessa Marcil) and was a period drama series set in the 1960s. Quaid played a sheriff and rancher and Chiklis a mobseter.