CBS is canceling one of it’s longest-running procedural dramas, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Ted Danson, the lead on the show, will be transferred over to “CSI: Cyber” starring Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette.

The announcement was made during a Wednesday morning press breakfast at Blackrock’s Studio 19 in New York City. The breakfast and executive Q&A preceded CBS’s upfronts presentation, which is slated for 4 p.m. ET at Carnegie Hall.


“CSI” is the second longest-running scripted non-animated primetime series, behind “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and is the seventh longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.

CBS had already announced the rest of it’s pickups and cancellations earlier during the week, except for “CSI.” The network was reportedly working on a finale plan for next season.

The season finale ended with Nick Stokes (George Eads) heading to San Diego and Julia Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) in a coma.

“CSI” launched in 2000 and became an instant hit. During its first few seasons, the show averaged an impressive 25 million viewers a week.


Former cast members include William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger and Gary Dourdan.

A few days ago, CBS canceled “Stalker” and “Battle Creek.” America’s most-watched network renewed “The Good Wife,” “The Odd Couple,” “CSI: Cyber,” “Blue Bloods,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Person of Interest” and “Hawaii 5-0.”

Those latest renewals follow the previously announced returns of “Madam Secretary,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mike & Molly,” “Mom” and “2 Broke Girls.” The full list can be seen here.

Last week, CBS gave series orders to a number of new shows including adaptions of feature films”Rush Hour” and “Limitless” and “Criminal Minds” spinoff “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.”

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