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Cold Case: Kathryn Morris Not Ready for Show to Be Cancelled

Cold CaseThough the ratings for CBS’ Cold Case this season seem to be dooming the series to be cancelled, series star Kathryn Morris isn’t ready to say goodbye to the unique crime drama just yet.

Cold Case is unique in that each episode begins with an unsolved crime from the past. The scene then flashes forward to the present day and a group of homicide detectives try to piece together what really happened, using old evidence and new interviews. The series stars Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, Thom Barry, and Tracie Thoms.

In an interview with the LA Times, Morris says that her role as Lilly Rush is still interesting for her to play, even within the confines of a crime procedural. She said, “Lilly has evolved from being this little beat cop to this hungry cold case detective to a person who has expanded her sole capacity. Not just with the suspects, or the victims. She has really evolved into a person that is as real to me as a relative of mine. It’s a pretty cool thing to have for this many years.”

Though she’s been doing Cold Case for seven seasons, Morris feels the show is still going strong. “I’m in talks for a couple of great independent films concurrent with Cold Case, but the show is having its best season ever if you ask me. To me when actors get restless on series, I find them to be a little on the lazy side. I’m still looking to be a better actor, and I’m grateful every day.”

TV show supportIn terms of the show’s ratings struggle, Morris says the series’ viewers are unique and that the writers are doing their best to attract the target demographic. She said, “Well, we have fans that have followed us wherever we go. And our audience actually watches the show when it airs, they don’t DVR it. That’s a big difference. We are trying to do more cases aimed at 18- to 49-year-olds, though. Like we just did a skateboard episode, and a fight club episode.”

What do you think? Will Cold Case survive to see season eight or is it time for the show to be over?

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Carolyn P. January 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Please bring back Cold Case. I just love the show and all the actors.
It is so real and unique. Bring it back NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rebecca January 4, 2011 at 8:02 am

If CBS wouldn’t have had their shows running behind schedule every Sunday then the ratings would not have dropped. This is the problem of CBS and not with Cold Case. DO you know how frustrating it is to pay for cable, record your favorite shows so that your minor children can be safely in bed before you get to watch adult television, only to head to your DVR list and select Cold Case and there is the Amazing Race running 1/2 hour into the show or at times longer. CBS – do you think our dvr’s are smart enough to pick up on that?? NO. You should have just changed it to another night at 10pm or 9pm. Very disappointed with CBS.


Jeanne December 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

Bring it back or put it on another station


jess December 19, 2010 at 12:52 am

My sister n I would love watching the new n old episodes. It’s so upsetting to know you have cancelled cold case!!!!!


Wayne Anderson November 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Keep the show running!


Paige M. November 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Honestly, My family and I love cold case!!! The series is just getting better and better with each episode! I was so excited for the new season and now they are canceling it, how fair is that? I know that I want the new season to come back now, what a way to end things! This frustrates me so much!


Cheryl Kane November 7, 2010 at 11:32 am

Wow!!! I moved from Philly a few years ago and miss it very much. This was my trip back home every Sunday. Plus it was a quality show. I remember years ago when Cagney & Lacy was cancelled and they were brought back with a deluge of a letter writing campaign to the channel. Lets do the same to CBS. And It won’t even cost a stamp.


angel November 6, 2010 at 11:59 am

i dotn want cold case to be cancelled. i love the show i even bought them all on dvd. i think they should have a season 8. i mean the show has fans that wont let them down. and i think the cast memebers were perfect together like one big family, nothing is better then that on tv. hope to see cold case season 8 or ill be sad.


Sandy October 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm

I want to know if there maybe a “Cold Case Movie” to end everything. You just can’t leave the fans hanging. I have watched the show every week and the re-runs as well. Tom Barry is a great actor and I would like to see how his character ends up. As well and the rest of the cast. Too many loose ends to end it now.


jeanne sparks October 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I look forward to the show every sunday, my husband and I plan our evening to watch it. I would very much like to see it return very soon.


pam October 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Please bring cold case back I am devaststaesd to hear that it may be


juan October 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm

i am very dissapointed i been looking and waiting for cold case to come back and not am hearing the show is being cancelled i dont understand is a great show me and my family look forward for sunday night just to watch the show and listen to the great music that comes on the show oh! and “without a trace” is gone too what’s going on?


Darlene Aitken September 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Cold Case is my favorite tv show. It is one of the few shows I watch faithfully and I can not imagine ever getting tired of it. It will be a sad day to hear it is cancelled.


Alice. Rodriguez September 25, 2010 at 5:32 pm

you guys are crazy I love cold case my mom and sister my whole family watched very show you can’t do this finally. we had a good show on TV to compare to he garbage. that you put on I will not watch CBS again till cold case comes back very mad and sad consumer.


Tina September 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I am so upset this was cancelled. I loved how it would start with songs of that era when the crime was committed, and they were eventually solved, bringing peace to the victim. I think it got the shaft due to the time slot and should have tested it on a weekday. I watch it on TNT whenever possible, but I’ve already seen most of them more than a couple of times. They’re eliminating one of the best crime series’ on air. Come on CBS.


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