CBS Cancels CSI: Cyber and Kills a 16-Year Franchise

For the first time in 16 years, there will not be a version of CSI on CBS. The network has pulled the plug on the franchise's fourth installment, CSI: Cyber, after two abbreviated seasons, Deadline reports. Last fall, the original flagship series signed off after 15 seasons with a feature-length finale.

This means that people born in 2000 will finally get to experience what life is like without the billion-dollar franchise taking up real estate on their parents' DVRs. This also means that they may finally discover that The Who is one of the greatest bands of all time and not just identify their music as TV show theme songs! This is a historic moment in television history and one we should not just gloss over like any one of CSI: Cyber's silly episodes! 

But then again, CSI: Cyber was hardly worth talking about beyond its ridiculous episodic loglines. Its ratings were fairly steady, but they were also fairly low for a program on CBS; Season 2 averaged just 6.15 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic. 

Sorry, Elijah Mundo. You tried.

Will you miss CSI: Cyber? Do you miss old school CSI? Or are you dancing in the streets because CSI is finally dead (for now, until someone tries to reboot it in like, five years)?



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