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CBS cancels 'CSI: Miami' and 'Unforgettable,' renews 'CSI: NY'
'Rob,' 'A Gifted Man' and 'NYC 22' are also axed
The Three-"CSI" Era is over at CBS.
In a statement, CBS says, "'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."
Per Deadline.com, with 10 seasons under its belt, "CSI: Miami" was the more expensive of the two "CSI" spinoffs, which gave "CSI: NY" a leg up for renewal, despite scoring only a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 for its most recent season finale.
Of those cancellations, the most surprising would clearly be the decision not to renew "Unforgettable," a Tuesday drama which was one of the most watched new dramas for the past season. However, the Poppy Montgomery vehicle skewed old and didn't retain enough of its "NCIS: Los Angeles" lead-in.
With these cancellations, CBS only has "Rules of Engagement" remaining on its bubble, but that resilient comedy is expecting to be renewed once again.