May 13, 2015

CBS has cancelled CSI: Crime Scene Investigation after 15 seasons. On the air since 2000, the long-running crime procedural made a huge impact on the television landscape during its run. The show ascended to the top of the ratings charts, becoming a flagship series for the network and ushering in countless copycat series. CSI became a billion-dollar franchise, winning awards, spawning three spin-offs of its own - CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and the recent CSI: Cyber - and ending as one of the longest-running dramas on television.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will conclude its run with a two-hour TV movie on September 27. Original stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger will return to send the series off. Current star Ted Danson is said to be moving over to CSI: Cyber as a regular on that series.