Monday, May 20, 2024

TV: Say Goodbye to “CSI,” But “CSI: Cyber” with Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette Stays


CBS is cancelling “CSI” after 16 seasons. There are many reports that they’ll come back with a two hour finale in the fall to wrap things up. But “CSI: Cyber,” which no one seems to like, will be back. After all, its star, Patricia Arquette, just won an Oscar. The show can be fixed. We want to see Patty Arquette on TV, no matter what.

CBS also cancelled “Battle Creek” with Josh Duhamel, which I always thought was about cereal. “The Millers” was already cancelled. “The McCarthy’s,” no one knew what that was. CBS will add shows based on the movies “Rush Hour” and “Limitless.”

CBS also has two interesting comedies: Angel from Hell with Jane Lynch, and Life in Pieces starring two time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest, the underrated ColinHanks, and England’s not yet crossed over star Rupert Graves.

On Fox, in addition to “The Mindy Project,” Kevin Bacon in “The Following” is gone. Kevin Bacon had better get back to movies. He has an Oscar in his future. Time’s a-wastin’.

And Poor Katherine Heigl. “State of Affairs” is gone. I like her a lot, and wish she’d get a decent show. She was not treated well in ShondaLand. Maybe now with the Patrick Dempsey thing happening, people will see that. NBC also chopped “About a Boy,” even though last year everyone was so excited about it.

So weird to watch all this network fussin’, when all the good shows are off-network.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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