CBS Cancels Long-Running Drama, Orders Seven New Shows

May 14, 2012  •  Post A Comment

CBS has canceled a drama series that has become a fixture on the network during its long run, EW.com’s Inside TV reports.

The series is "CSI: Miami," which is being canceled after a 10-season run. "CSI: NY" is expected to remain on air for a ninth season, the story reports.

Even though "CSI: Miami" had stronger ratings than "CSI: NY," other issues such as time slot and a show’s age can matter more than ratings, the story notes. "CSI: Miami" was struggling on Sundays, and an older show can be more expensive because of its cast and producer deals, the piece adds.

The show has already aired its final episode, with its last episode this season broadcast on April 8. The show won’t resume production, meaning that there won’t be a series finale for the show, according to a separate story on EW.com’s Inside TV.

Separately, CBS ordered seven new shows, reports TheWrap.com. They include four new dramas, including the new take on Sherlock Holmes called "Elementary," two new comedies and a reality show from Mark Burnett.

"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller as a modern Holmes, whose Watson is played by Lucy Liu. The network also ordered “Vegas,” which stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in a drama about Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb

CBS ordered "Made in Jersey," about a working-class woman who works at a Manhattan law firm, and "Golden Boy," about a police officer’s rise to police commissioner.

The new comedies are "Friend Me," about two young men from Indiana who move to Los Angeles to work at Groupon, and "Partners," which tracks two friends and business partners, the story says.

Mark Burnett’s reality series is called "The Job," and is hosted by Lisa Ling. Contestants compete to try to win their dream jobs.

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  1. Regarding CSI: Miami, I have this to say to CBS…
    Thanks… for giving me even fewer reasons to be watching your network.

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