CSI: 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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