Looks like David Caruso... is headed back to the unemployment line. :puts on glasses: YEAAAAHHHHHHH.
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Anyway, it just came out that CBS has canceled the Miami branch of the CSI franchise after a decade long run of odd murder cases, songs by The Who, and sarcastic quips from the aforementioned Mr. Caruso. This marks the first time a show in the CSI kingdom has been axed, which I hope isn't a bad omen for the Las Vegas and New York editions. Once one Law and Order series died, it didn't take long for the others to start dropping like flies, leaving only SVU holding down the fort.
This is one instance where you can't blame the network. The show appears to have naturally run its course and met a perfectly reasonable end. Most shows are lucky to get two seasons, much less ten. The producers and stars of "Miami" have absolutely nothing to be sorry for. The ratings have been steadily declining for the past few seasons, and CBS even tried moving it to a cushy Sunday night slot in the hopes things would improve. Alas, things didn't change, and the Miami division of CSI will now head into a honorable retirement.
Here is the network's official statement on the matter - "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 ten 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."
Over ten years, and 200+ episodes, CSI: Miami carved its niche into our collective pop culture. Now it's time to for it ride an airboat into the sunset.
Are you disappointed that we won't be getting more CSI: Miami? Or was the show canceled at just the right time?