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.
So...shocking to no one: #agiftedman is done.Found out via email...and not from the network.Stay classy.Thanks to AGM fans! Great cast/crew!— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) May 13, 2012
Thanks for the AGM love...but now that it's "official,"I couldn't be happier. As good as it was(sometimes) it was not what I signed on for.— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) May 13, 2012
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?