CSI Has Been Canceled

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It’s a bad day for fans of long-running TV shows: Just hours after Fox announced American Idol would end its run next year, industry sources say that CSI has been canceled after a 15-year run on the network. (We broke this news on Twitter last week.) Two people with knowledge of the situation tell Vulture there’ll be a TV movie next season to wrap up loose ends on the show, though the network isn’t commenting just yet on that notion. The good news for CSI fans is that spinoff CSI: Cyber has been picked up for a second season. The Eye has also renewed bubble crime dramas Person of Interest and Hawaii Five-O and mid-season comedy The Odd Couple. Not moving forward: mid-season drama Battle Creek. As for CSI,  ratings for the original installment of the crime franchise are actually better than many shows on TV these days. But the show is very, very expensive to produce, given its advanced age, making the show’s death a financial call more than anything.