CBS Cancels ‘CSI: Miami,’ Four Others; Adds New Ones

by | May 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM | TV News

David Caruso as Horatio Caine in "CSI: Miami" (Photo: CBS)

CBS has cancelled “CSI: Miami” and four other shows, according to trade press reports on Sunday.

The most notable was “CSI: Miami,” the warhorse procedural starring David Caruso that was one of the network’s longest-running prime-time shows and the first to be spun off from the original “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Deadline.com first reported the cancellation here.

The network has also reportedly decided not to renew four first-year series — the dramas “A Gifted Man”, “Unforgettable” (starring Poppy Montgomery) and the just-recently introduced rookie-cop show “NYC 22″; and the Rob Schneider sitcom “Rob.” The Hollywood Reporter reported some of the cancellations here. The cancellation of “NYC 22″ was reported by Deadline.com here.

The news comes as CBS — along with the rest of the TV networks — is putting the finishing touches on the fall lineup it will unveil Wednesday in New York.

Among those “touches” are a handful of new dramas and comedies that the network has picked up in recent days, according to trade press reports.

The network even issued a statement about “CSI: Miami.” ” ‘CSI: Miami’ leaves an amazing television legacy – a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade,” the network said. “We thank the producers and its talented cast.”

This episode of “CSI: Miami” from April 8 is now the series’ last — watch it here:

Meanwhile, here’s what the network’s picking up, according to various sources, including this story on the Hollywood Reporter Web site:

Four new dramas: “Vegas” (not to be confused with the old Robert Urich series), a gangster series set in the gambling mecca in the 1960s, starring Dennis Quaid; “Elementary,” a contemporary Sherlock Holmes series based in New York instead of London with Lucy Liu as Watson and Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes; “Made in Jersey,” about a brash female lawyer from Jersey working in a New York law firm; and “Golden Boy,” starring Holt McCallany as a fast-rising police commissioner.

Two new comedies — one called “Friend Me” about two buddies who work for Groupon; and another called “Partners,” also about two pals.

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