CSI: NY: Crafting a Season or Series Finale

CSI New YorkCSI: NY is on the bubble once again this year — teetering between being cancelled and being renewed for a ninth season. It’s unfortunately not a new story.

While the venerable series is down a bit in the 18-49 demographic (averaging a 1.7 rating vs a 1.8 from last year), the show is up slightly in total viewers. Not working in the show’s favor is the fact that CSI: NY has been around for quite awhile and isn’t as cheap to produce as a newer crime drama.

Executive producer Pam Veasey recently spoke to TV Guide about the challenges of crafting a season finale that could also serve as a series finale — something that she and her writers have had to do for the second season in a row.

Veasey said, “Family has been so important on our show, so we decided if this was the series finale, we wanted to express the value of each of these characters… And I think for the first time, the audience will understand how different each of them were and how essential each of them were. We’ve got our fingers crossed for season nine, but we’re very much a bubble show. We beat the odds last year, and now we have to compete again.”

What do you think? If CSI: NY is cancelled, what would you hope to see in the last episode?

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  1. Maribel says

    Is so unfair how CSINY ended that it is so reficous I’m a very loyal fan
    How Fox didn’t anouse that it was the last S/p. to me and the million of people
    It was very very diss appointed I wage you for doing so I will never watch any series from fox you suck

  2. MARIE says

    if csiny is cancelled i would like to see eddie and natalie together and mac and joe as
    a real couple. The most important thing is that megan dobbs is killed off csiny or leaves town.

  3. sharp says

    I hate CSI’MAIMI and I’ve never talked to anybody that likes it I dont know why its lasted this long?! CSI’NY is THE best of the series! we cant let it get cancelled!

    • Mac says

      I can’t stand CSI: Miami, either. Haven’t watched it since “Rio” (S5E1). They should transfer Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne) to Vegas or NYC, and cancel CSI: Miami. I watch both CSI (Vegas), my favorite, and CSI:NY. I wouldn’t watch CSI: Miami if they PAID me.

  4. Kerry Kleiber says

    I watch all the CSIs, but New York is my favorite and Miami is my least favorite (in Miami, the plots border on the incredible and not in a good way). There’s genuine warmth shown in the cast members of NY and while that can be said of Miami, the warmth there is simply not as compelling: I don’t care as much about what happens to the Miami cast members. Anyway, both my wife & I will be greatly disappointed if it is cancelled.

  5. K. J. Martin says

    I never miss CSI New York and never watch CSI Miami. I will be extremely disappointed to see CSI N.Y. cancelled. If only one is cancelled make it Miami, I’m tired of David Caruso standing around with his hands on his hips, reminiscent of the OLD Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five O. Now we have an active Steve and lots of action, love that show.

    • Mac says

      Most of Caroso’s acting is putting on and taking off his #*&#! sunglasses. Horatio never should’ve made it out of Rio(S5E1) alive. The plots were always incredible, as in NOT CREDIBLE. Add to that that Booby Vista is always jumping to conclusions. Ugh! CSI: Miami is a joke.

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