CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been on the air for 15 seasons, but the show’s future is currently up in the air. With the move to Sunday nights, the show has been delayed and preempted multiple times over the course of the season due to NFL overrun, and the network lowered the episode count to 18 in October. At last Monday’s TCA Winter Press Tour, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler revealed that the network has not yet made a decision about CSI’s future. However, she said:
The show continues to be a strong performer. It does very well in its time period. You look at the journey that show has gone on, and adding Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue has really taken the show in a whole new direction. So we don’t know yet what is going to happen with the show. We’re just incredibly proud it continues to do well.
CSI creator Anthony Zuiker told reporters that he “would not be satisfied” if the show was cancelled. He added that the producers are “trying to find the best season theme possible” in order to pitch a sixteenth season to the network and “hopefully be invited back”.