Report: Why CBS Really Canceled 'CSI: Miami'
Hint: It was all about location, location, location
Of all the strange reasons to cancel a television series, here's a contender for strangest: "CSI: Miami" reportedly met the ax because it's not set in New York.
According to this Zap2it report, CBS President Nina Tassler told press in New York on Wednesday morning that the decision to cancel either "CSI: Miami" or "CSI: New York" was "almost a jump ball."
When the slightly different budgets and rating concerns were factored in, Tassler said, "It was an indiscernible difference ... It was just a matter of looking at the schedule and what looked better."
According to the report, the reason David Caruso is once again out of a job is because CBS wanted a Big Apple-themed Friday night, featuring "CSI: New York" at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by "Made in Jersey" (a show about a Jersey-bred lawyer trying to make it Manhattan) at 9 p.m., and the New York City cop drama "Blue Bloods" at 10 p.m.
Had another CBS night featured two other Florida shows, perhaps the show could have been saved -- at least long enough to produce a proper season finale.
Apparently, the fact that most people still associate Caruso with his regrettable decision to leave "NYPD Blue" didn't count enough to fit the theme.
Started watching CSI: Miami in December, 2012, and enjoying it so very much.
David Caruso is that old time Cop.
Cancellation was a Bad Idea.
Bring him back in another show real fast!!
I watch CSI: Miami because I am Sooooo tired of all of the NY shows. The orginial CSI is what I thought they would let go as it has not the ratings it had and CSI: Miami over ran it years ago.
Why do the exe's not find out the feed back from their viewers before they make this BAD decisions.
:( will miss this show. At least we can see them on A&E as re-runs.
but he is better to watch than stupid shows like 2 broke women. Now C.S.I is going down the
tube............ ! anyway that is MY opinion.