In a new statement, CBS network announced yesterday that CSI: Miami, the second in the CSI franchise, is canceled. According to the network, the series “leaves an amazing television legacy – a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade.” The show ran for 10 seasons. According to CBS, the other CSI spinoff, CSI:NY would survive and continue in the next season.
CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami), which ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012 on CBS, was first broadcast in United States as an episode of CSI from the second season. Since then the series has produced 10 seasons. The series is produced in partnership with the Canadian media company Alliance Atlantis and CBS Television Studios. During the ninth season, the 200th episode aired.
Inspired by the series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami follows a South Florida team of forensic investigators/police officers who use both cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes. Lieutenant Horatio Caine heads the team of investigators while working crimes in the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. Horatio, his second in command Detective Calleigh Duquesne, and their team probe cases similar to those of their Las Vegas counterparts, but Miami CSIs are cops first and scientists second.