The veteran crime procedural that spawned three spin-offs won’t becoming back for a full season, but will CBS allow it to have a proper goodbye? It Should!!
It became pretty clear this past October that CSI was possibly facing its conclusion when CBS cut the number of episodes from 22 down to 18 and let its 15th season come to an end this past February with no fan fair. The first time the show did not produce a full seasons worth of shows since it debuted in 2000 other then the writer’s strike-impacted 2007-08 season.
CBS is scheduled to announce it fall line-up for the 2015-16 television season this coming Wednesday. CBS according to reports is still trying to decide its future and is considering several options.
CBS could give CSI a chance to say goodbye to its fan with as little as six episodes or they could just cancel it, letting the season 15 finale, where Nick left, to serve as the shows final episode.
CBS killed off both CSI: Miami (10 Seasons) and CSI: New York (9 Seasons) with out no series finale for either.
Ted Danson’s contract was up at the end of the 15th season. The actors for CSI are supposedly willing to return for a farewell run if CBS allows it to happen.
I understand that network television is a business and a lot of factors go into whether or not a show comes back, but to not let a show have a goodbye after fifteen seasons seems wrong and a slap in the face to the loyal fans that have stuck with the show.
Some out there might be okay with not getting a finale send off, but for me as a fan of the show feels it would be wrong of CBS to deny the loyal viewers of the long running show a chance to say goodbye.
How would fans have felt if CBS had cancelled M*A*S*H after its 11th season and not aired the finale “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”? Fans would of been out raged and rightly so.
CSI may not be getting the rating’s it once did in its prime, but who wouldn’t want the chance to see William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Laurence Fishburne, George Eads and Paul Guilfoyle all return at least one more time.
Not all shows that air on network prime time deserve a series finale, but when a show like CSI runs for 15 seasons and helped make the network a ton of money then it at least deserves a chance to tell its fans thank you.
If you want to see CSI return for a farewell tour, even if it’s a short run then I ask that you re-blog or re-post this on social media. Let’s make sure CBS knows how the fans feels!
The above picture are the three actors who have or are currently the star of CSI. William Petersen (Gil Grissom, Seasons 1-9), Laurence Fishburne (Raymond Langston, Season 9-11) and Ted Danson (D.B. Russell Season 12-15)