CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke to reporters today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, and she discussed the network’s decision to cancel CSI: Miami. “Saying goodbye to a CSI this year was a very big deal for us,” Tassler explained. She added, “That show has been extraordinarily successful for us… What we looked at was [the flow on] Friday versus Sunday night. It was a very tough choice, but it was just a jump ball and it had to do with the schedule.”
Despite facing cancellation for the second year in a row, CSI: New York was renewed for a ninth season back in May. During the TCA tour, Tassler revealed that the Big Apple-based spinoff would have more humour this season. She also promised “more New York, fun, event type stories” when CSI: NY returns in the fall.