CBS Cancels CSI: NY, Vegas, Golden Boy, and Rules of Engagement

CBS cleaned out its closet today, delivering a swift axe-chop to four shows, including a pair of long-running series. CSI: NY is saying goodbye after nine seasons, which means the original flavor is the only remaining iteration of the franchise. Rules of Engagement has also been canceled, after seven years of loyal service to the network, but I'll only believe that once the show has been off the air for three straight seasons. That thing is like a cockroach, it can't be killed.

Going one-season-and-done are Golden Boy and Vegas. Both series were just kinda there this season, getting middling reviews and ratings. It was initially rumored that they might be competing for one spot, but with CBS's solid drama development slate, neither ended up making the cut. 

The cancellations followed today's earlier news that CBS has picked up six new series, including the dramas Intelligence and Hostages and the comedies Mom, We Are Men, The Millers, and The Crazy Ones



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Hello CBS,
I am GLAD that DISH network will not be showing you. YOU SUCK. First you cancelled Golden Boy now I find out Vegas was also cancelled. I did not know I could hate a station so much
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For the record CSI:New York was cheapest out of all the CSI Franchise just stating why hasn't the expensive one gone when CSI:New York may not have the ratings it should of and once did it still had an umberliverble amount of viewers from other countrys but you only count the viewers from yours. Yea next idea dumb fucks.
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CBS dont know what they are doing axing CSI:New York the best one out of the lot probably one of the most realistic, with actual family dramas from dectectives, it was an amazing show, Danny and Lindsey where one of the higlights compared to vagas with its storys mostly all about hookers you have done a bad thing here.
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I'm soooo mad, about CSI NY not coming back! That was my favorite crime show, and favorite CSI. :(
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The last scene of Vegas, episode 20, is a perfect example of why this show is so bad.
They treat us like we’ve got early onset dementia.

Here is the dialogue after an excellent anecdote about how rival ranchers, despite their differences, come together when there is a common enemy:

Sheriff: “…but when there’s a pack wolves going after too many head of our cattle, we put aside our differences and we pick up our guns.”

Savino: Nothing brings people together like a common enemy. [WE GET IT already! WE don’t’ have Alzheimer’s]

Sheriff: Gains has burned you out. And he’s coming after my people.

Saviono: Maybe so. But what I said before still goes. You and Burns, you’ll never get me on the stand.

….Yadda yadda yadda…cut to end of the scene, as they raise a toast to their new partnership…

Savino: (in Italian) blah blah salute

Sheriff: To your health as well.
[FOR FREAK’s SAKE is there ANYONE who doesn’t know THAT THE word salute is an intalian toast to good health?? And even if we don’t know…does it really matter??...and “as well”…really? Like he was reading it straight from the guide book.)

If they could just stop over writing, this might have been a good show. Editor anyone?

Ok, just took my chill pill. Peas Out. (by that, I mean that I am finished now for those of you who need subtitles for the obvious. And yes, I nonsensically misspelled peace out in order to end on a lighter note. And now I am explaining everything I just said in a misguided attempt to be satirical.)
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Rules of Engagement!! Sad.. I think it didn't take its fair chance and lost its fan base due to schedule constant change
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Golden Boy is an excellent series. Cant believe thats been cut short. The story was just getting REALLY good! Rules of Engagement always gave a good light-hearted laugh.
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Vegas gone, but CSI the original is still on the air? Christ are they solving crimes from their wheelchairs with their colostomy bags attached?
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don't be hating on CSI. It's one of the few good shows left on network television.
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I agree.
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Right on! Loved the creepy slaughter house episode last week! This show still keeps me interested, even though I will always miss Grissom.
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yes I will always miss Grissom too, but Ted Danson is doing pretty well. I love his straightforward approach to everything. They do come up with some interesting stories for sure.
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"Vegas" was a terrific show. Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis were excellent in their respective roles. It's very disappointing that CBS decided not to give the show a second season. Hopefully the final episodes will be just as good as the episodes of the whole first (and sadly last) season.
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CSI NY was one of the first CSI's I've ever seen. Also one of my favorite. But just like with 24 and Alcatraz. It's cancelled way to soon because of something called Ratings. Ratings based on AMERICAN tv only. (While in other countries the views are very high, but yeah they do not care, it doesn't bring them as much money, and this kind of people do only care about money and not there customers). I will miss this show. I hate CBS from now on.
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CSI NY was 1 of my favorite shows. I hate CBS now, I've been watching CSI NY 4 a long time, I will miss it very much!
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I liked Vegas, too bad!
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I thought Vegas could have stood another couple of seasons. Maybe getting Mia and Jack back together and having the Sheriff and the DA get married to watch over the Deputy and his counter-girl girlfriend on the ranch.
My biggest dislike on the show was Sheriff Jack's snarly facial expressions. When he got mad there was no doubt. But it was over the top.
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CSI (the original) has the best flow but Ted Danson? Pah-leeze!!!
Toss him and keep his former girlfriend. Perhaps she could run the lab.
Gave up on Horatio and the Miami version.
Felt I was wasting my time on CSI:NY the past coupe of seasons.
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I think CSI NY is the best of the CSI franchise but I wonder why 2 and a half men is still on... C'mon CBS pull the plug.
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CSI NY is the best crime show in my opinion. I'll miss it soo much! CBS made a horrible move, of taking CSI NY off.
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It's so funny to see CBS cancel successful shows (like CSI NY) that have slipped but are still doing well and would be a year or two from cancellation on other networks.
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NO IT WAN'T! CSI NY IS THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I think CSI NY's end had more to do with salaries. Can't imagine that cast coming cheap. You know?
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I guess we'd have to find out what the salaries were. You can almost always cut some of the cast though.
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Noooo. Cause who could you cut? Yes. Sid was already dying. But the rest. They all had their place.
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Sad to see Rules of Engagement end. Never the best setup or sitcom, it took me a while to like it. David Spade and his assistant was what made the show for me along with Puddy. Kind of ridiculous to see it cancelled too because it consistently performed everywhere CBS put it. Seems like a bad decision.
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Of course they cancelled Golden Boy. It had both potential and Chi McBride. Bah...
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My thoughts exactly. What were they thinking? Boneheads!
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Thank God they cancelled Rules of Engagement, that show was horrible
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Fuck you.. I loved that show..
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I would like to see a series with Chi McBride, Michael Chiklis, Sela Ward, Aimee Garcia, Sarah Jones, Patrick Warburton and Oliver Hudson - they are all now available
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Last of the good CSI's gone, sad news indeed :S
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Don't worry, I'm working on developing 2 new CSIs set in LA and Seattle.

I don't have any actors...or any scripts...but I do have the theme songs picked out.
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Which Who songs?
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Eminence Front and Love Reign O'er Me.
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Jason O'Mara is the kiss of death for tv shows - Vegas, Terra Nova, Life on Mars and In Justice all had him in common
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Haha. So true! He and Summer Glau should get toether.
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NEVER - it would be Armageddon
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CBS upsets me year after year with their cuts. The shows that get the boot are the ones they don't really promote anyway so sort of inevitable right? Golden Boy was great. I don't watch TV much at all but when I do, that is one of the shows I look forward to.
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Intelligence? Would this be a reboot of the Canadian show from a few years back? That was a great show. It only lasted two years like most shows that are too smart for regular people.
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Boy, CSI is just falling apart. :(
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Most things do after a decade.
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Rules of Engagement? Took them long enough. Good riddance.
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I'll always love CSI NY. Always
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Sad for Vegas and for Rules of Engagement although that one is always being cancelled and keeps coming back. That being said, in retrospect, the last episode of Vegas finished off in a way which could almost be considered a closure. The 2 antagonists join forces. If you can't beat them, join `em. Which is really how Las Vegas came to be, if you think about it.
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I just came here to dance on Rules of Engagement's grave.
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Oh no! Not Rules of Engagement pleeeeeeeeeeeease. Like that show!
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As much as I liked CSI: NY, the stories were getting a little silly and improbable. I will miss it, however and enjoy it in syndication. And I tried Golden Boy but just could not connect with it. Too much conflict & distrust in their own house for a police procedural.
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Completely agree on both counts! Plus...it's hard to get involved with a show, when you already know how it ends (Golden Boy).
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Man CBS sucks...tagline should be, we Cancel Best Shows. I mean Vegas!?! really? love Dennis Quaid, Jason O'mara and the Commish (Chiklis) the last 2 just cant catch a break lately. hope they catch a new show soon... I agree with those that say Chiklis should get a 24 type show.
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Better yet 24 may come back; Chiklis and Kiefer sharing the same show.
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Certainly is sad about Vegas being cancelled, it seems lately whatever Jason O'Mara's in lately it doesn't seem to go past one series, which is not good, cause he's a good actor
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Too bad about Vegas...it was one of my favorite shows T_T
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WTF !!!! CSI:NY!!!! NOOOOO... EVEN RULES OF ENGAGEMENT!!! U CRAZY!!!!!
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Sad about Vegas. I was looking forward to more.. It's hard these days to pick winners to choose when it comes to TV shows. I'm starting to think that before I watch any new shows, I should make sure they already lasted for 2 or 3 seasons and then get invested in them.
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CSI NY still had juice but when CBS gets the itch beware. Golden Boy although the story was good the show itself was bland and never picked up enough steam but Vegas was a darn good show and it is a real crime to cancel it.
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If the original CSI can continue there's no reason NY couldn't so no it wasn't time to move on.
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Really like Vegas...
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another CSI bites the dust. it had a good run. oh well time to move on
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hmm. only one I watched was golden boy. I enjoyed it to some degree but I think the concept it hinged on was stupid as hell and the never ending drama between co-workers and the like was equally stupid. I won't miss it.
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Well, shame on them. Hope they cancel these six new shows right before they air to save themselves the trouble. F#@!g retards! Couldn't recognize old-school quality TV when they see it? (on the other hand, is anybody there actually SEE these shows? No, they're just in it for the money). And I'm talking about Vegas. Really hope other network will pick it up instead.
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I was expecting this for CSI:NY.. sad but things gotta end sometime.. is Blue Bloods renewed? if not, my friday shows will all be gone..
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Blue Bloods was renewed.
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Sucks about CSI NY. A Very Under appreciated show. I enjoyed it
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A shame to see CSI: NY go, but I guess it's time, and there were rumours in previous seasons that Senese wanted out, so at least we had a little longer with it than otherwise. 'Tis a shame about Vegas and Golden Boy as well, but I didn't think either had enough staying power or story to stick around.
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Goodbye, CSI: NY. I'm glad you decided to give Mac Taylor a happy ending by proposing to his girlfriend, and not killing him off like you would've done in season 7 had the show been canceled then. (Two endings were filmed, with ending A being Mac surviving if the show was renewed, and ending B being Mac dying and everyone having a memorial for him if the show was cancelled) The season finale did seem more to me like a series finale anyway, compared to CSI: Miami, which had a generic happy ending with everyone just hanging out, CSI Miami made a bold move in making Mac fall in love with a woman who wasn't a coworker, didn't kill her off (like they did with Horatio's wife of 13 hours) and tied up as many loose ends as possible. To be honest, the show kinda went downhill after Stella left, so two seasons with a stand-in woman was a blessing. And even though it wasn't as good, the stories didn't suck. The characters still kept their normal personalities, unlike SOME shows I know. (coughTwoandaHalfMencough) Here's to Mac Taylor and the CSI: NY team... may you be immortal in syndication.
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My mistake.. the "Mac Dying" alternate ending was season 8's finale, not 7.
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While i havent seen much of csi ny since the first few seasons, i do agree that it is always a good thing when the main characters have a happy end and are not killed off. Also agreed about the change of character. God did they fudged up the alan character in 2 and a half men. I get that charlie's antics was what made the show funny, but to make alan the 'horndog'? They should've let the show end after sheen was fired.
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the new shows i never saw so i can't say if they were good or bad to be fair. and i never have actually seen Rules of engagement so i can't say anything bad about that either, but i love CSI:NY and that really angers me that they canceled it. but i did honestly see that coming.

and them putting it on friday's really is what killed the show. i also am still angered on the way they cancelled CSI:Miami as well. both shortened seasons for shows that got cancelled!

but at least both shows had proper endings and did NOT end in no cliff-hangers so that pleases me i can at least say.

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I loved CSI: NY. I'm going to miss the series a lot, but, at least, it did get a proper ending.

I'm going to miss Vegas, too. Yes, it had its slow moments, most shows do, but it was a good show.
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That's sad about Vegas:/ Great show
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csi NY had a good ending. glad its over. sad rules of engagement is gone
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Good riddance to CSI NY, still annoyed they killed CSI Miami for the dour, boring one.

Rules of Engagement has had a good run, it's enjoyable but it really has felt like it's out of gas this season.

Golden Boy is a great example of a network being completely unable to market a show leading to its downfall. Vegas is the opposite.
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