Thursday, May 12, 2016

CBS Cancels 'CSI: Cyber' After 2 Seasons

CBS has decided to cancel its original drama series CSI: Cyber after two seasons, it was announced this afternoon. The show's cancellation brings an end to the flagship franchise on the broadcast network. 

Never a ratings hit, the drama still pulled in an okay 8.5 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic for its second season. A case for renewal was on the table though because it was produce in-house by CBS Television Studios and was a success in international sales - like all the previous CSI dramas. Ultimately though, those factors weren't enough to keep the show on the air.

The drama starred Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz, Hayley Kiyoko and Ted Danson. So far, Danson is the only member of the cast to have lined up his next job - with a lead role on NBC's new comedy series The Good Place opposite Kristen Bell.

Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue created the drama. They served as executive producers with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Pam Veasey.