The two drama’s were widely expected to be casualties of CBS’s ruthless axe. CSI: New York, the third entry in the once powerful CSI franchise, starred Gary Sinise. The forensic investigative drama concluded its ninth season earlier this year and ran for 197 episodes; just short of 200. The cancellation of the drama follows that of fellow spin-off CSI: Miami last year – it was a toss up then which of the two would be axed. With the demise of New York that now leaves just the mothership CSI to continue the brand on CBS but how long will that remain on-air for?
Vegas meanwhile has been cancelled at the end of its first season; the 1960s based drama starred Dennis Quaid, Jason O’Mara and Michael Chiklis. The crime drama was pulling in around 12 million viewers but its the 18-49 demo that matters and it had a 2.0 rating which seemingly wasn’t enough to save it. The writing was on the wall for Vegas when it had its episode order reduced and was later moved to Friday evenings; the graveyard slot.