CBS Cancels CSI: Miami, Unforgettable, A Gifted Man, Rob, NYC 22; Renews CSI: NY

By Jen Trolio

May 14, 2012

Put on your sunglasses and dust off your Horatio impression before you finish reading this sentence, because CBS has just done a drive-by... on CSI: Miami. Yes, the network that's known for its procedurals has axed one of its veterans: The David Caruso-starring CSI spin-off will not live to see Season 11. Though Miami wasn't the lowest-rated series of the three in its franchise—that would be CSI: NY—it was more expensive to produce than its fellow spin-off. Both Miami and New York were on the bubble (Original Recipe CSI was renewed in March), so money is likely what made the final call. [UPDATE: CSI: NY has now officially been renewed.]

But CSI: Miami wasn't the only casualty at the "most-watched network" today. CBS also canceled freshmen series Unforgettable, A Gifted Man, Rob, and NYC 22. None of the cancellations were particularly surprising—though not all of them were guaranteed, as Unforgettable and Rob were both decent performers in the ratings. That said, A Gifted Man was flop by CBS standards, with only a 1.4 rating the adult demographic, and it's hard to believe anyone even knew NYC 22 was on the air.

A Gifted Man's demise was a bit more entertaining than CBS probably intended, however, thanks to series star/dreamboat Patrick Wilson posting about the cancellation on on Twitter:



Veeeery eeenteresting, no? In related news, CBS also picked up several pilots to series, including two multi-camera comedies and four dramas. We'll have more details on all of them soon.

CBS will officially announce its 2012-2013 lineup on Wednesday, May 16 during its Upfront presentation in New York.


Which of the five shows mentioned above will you miss most?

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  • kayamikupunza Aug 19, 2013

    I mean is not good idea .

  • kayamikupunza Aug 19, 2013

    I think they decision is wrong cancel csi Miami .every body like horatio.is good idea.i miss csi Miami

  • sharonthompso3 Jul 26, 2013

    Csi Miami. Think CBS will regret that decision.

  • Herdervriend May 13, 2013

    Seriously, this is how the world works today. While crappy talent-shows get to have 50 seasons. We, the real fans with brains, that do give a care about quality on the television have to suffer because the hypocritical basterds do not care about us, only about money. CSI Miami was a really great show, but like all good shows, it's cancelled. Which makes me very sad. And starting to realize that it's about time I throw away the tv, the subscription to watch tv and advice everyone to stop watching that crap all together. I will miss CSI miami.

  • SoldierBoy54 Apr 28, 2013

    FUCK CBS CSI Miami was the best show of this 6 Bring it BACK!!!

  • deborahkiser3 Apr 19, 2013

    what a bunch of crap!!!!!!!! csi N.Y and Miami were the best of the three! CBS shame on you!

  • tinypeanut Apr 07, 2013

    OMG this is is a bunch of flipping B.S i absalutley love "C.S.I-MIAMI" its so stupied they have took this of the air and as well as cancelling season 11 like what is that all about you know CSI MIAMI is one of kind they do a super crazy job at making the show .....IM DISAPOINTED ............................. :(

  • EllieHell Oct 16, 2012

    AM SUPER PISSED and yes I mean to scream

  • AugustaBecker Sep 24, 2012

    I cant believe this!!! I loved miami. they should cancelled las vegas it has gone down hill since grisom left.

  • HunterLofi Sep 18, 2012

    Like someone once explained they could not care less they get hooked you up with the show for a long good time and when you really ripe then blam they just cut it out on you without warning but hey at the end of day remember that this is tv and 'the sun always shines on tv'

    a word to the wise

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