'CSI' to conclude with two-hour special, Ted Danson moving to 'CSI: Cyber'
CBS owes a great deal of its success over the past 15 years to the original "CSI," which is why it's getting the grand farewell treatment its spin-offs didn't. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has been canceled, but there will be a two-hour finale special on September 27, bringing back original castmembers including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger.
At CBS' annual upfronts press breakfast, scheduling chief Kelly Kahl called the original "CSI" a show that was "easy to take for granted, easy to forget. This is one of the strongest, longest-running dramas in TV history, and very important to us as a network. It was one of the shows that really helped reverse our fortunes and point us in a very positive direction. So I'm very happy that we can send it off in the right way."