Photo: CBS Cancels Controversial '¡Rob!', Also Sends 'CSI: Miami' Packing After 10 Seasons
After 10 seasons, CBS has canceled CSI: Miami, heading out the door with critically-scorned ¡Rob!.
Though CSi: Miami will not have an 11th season, the CBS network has chosen to renew CSI: NY.
In a statement, the network expressed:
CSI: Miami leaves an amazing television legacy—a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers – led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue—and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of CSI: Miami in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come,” the network said in a statement
For those worried the show’s cancelation will cause a loss in revenue for Miami, it should be pointed out that very little of the show was actually filmed in Miami-Dade County or even in Florida at all. The majority of Miami’s outdoor scenes were shot in Long Beach, California, while the indoor were filmed in Raleigh Manhattan Studios in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Though David Caruso was wildly popular for his one-liners as Lieutenant Horatio Caine, the show was also home to Adam Rodriguez who plays Eric Delko. The Cuban and Puerto Rican-American actor joined the cast in 2002.
CSI:Miami isn’t leaving the network alone, however. ¡Rob!, which starred Rob Schneider, has also gotten the axe after may criticized the show’s portrayal of Latinos/Hispanics in a highly stereotypical manner. Despite criticism, the show’s premiere garnered an impressive 13.5 million viewers, CBS‘s best performing show in that slot in over a year.
The mid-season replacement, which debuted in January, could not keep the viewers around, however, and after just 8 episodes has been canceled.