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.”
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.