CBS made the call and canceled CSI: Miami.
After 10 great seasons of following “H” or Lieutenant Horatio Caine played by David Caruso, Calleigh (Emily Procter), Delko (Adam Rodriguez), Tripp (Rex Linn), Wolfe (Jonathan Togo), the gorgeous Natalia (Eva La Rue) and the rest of the supporting cast, CBS pulled the plug on the CSI: Miami.
It came down to costs and CSI: Miami apparently cost more than CSI: NY and they canceled Miami and kept NY. Boo from this fan. But as they said a few weeks back in a bit of a contract twister, they said if Caruso were to give up some of his wage, the show could stay.
Not sure what really happened, but the end result was the show getting canceled. And before you get mad at CBS, keep in mind, if enough viewers were to have kept tuning in, we wouldn’t be here right now. (I don’t like saying that, but that’s the reality of the business of TV We take are chances falling in love with a show and that’s life, as TV fans.)
It was ten great years/seasons of this CSI spinoff as we slowly learned about each character through the years. In the final episode, as it ended, we saw that the showrunners were preparing for the worse, and at the end of the day, the gang all met at happy hour, including Horatio. That in and of itself sort of prepared the fan, no cliff-hanger, just the end of the day and everyone pretty much hanging out, closing out the day, the season and as we have now discovered, the series.
So the 19th episode of season 10, titled “Habeas Corpse,” turned out to be the series finale. I wonder if more people would have tuned in knowing that?
(Tell me you can’t hear Tripp thinking, “What dumb ass excuse is coming out of this suspects mouth now?“)
As it is, I enjoyed watching Eva La Rue and I absolutely loved Rex Linn’s character of Frank Tripp. We need to get him his own show. A no frills cop show where he takes down the “dumb asses!”
Thanks to Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and more for creating the show. Thanks to CBS for airing the show and thanks to YOU, the fans, where enough of you (us) tuned in week to week to make this show attractive to advertisers for ten years. Alas, not enough folks tuned in over the last year or so, and hence, it’s farewell to CSI, Miami Dade Police Department.
Where Can You Catch The Cast Next?
Digging around on IMDb, I found the following (as of 5-13-12):
You can catch Adam Rodriguez in the upcoming silver screen movie titled Magic Mike coming out on June 29th, 2012.
Rex Linn can be seen in the upcoming Django Unchained (Opening in theaters 12/25/12) & Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 – Either-Or (?). (Did anyone catch him in the web series extras from 2011 for The Walking Dead?)
Jonathan Togo: Somebody Up There Likes Me, which came out in the film festival circuit in March.
Boti Bliss in Gabe the Cupid Dog (?)
Omar Benson Miller in The Love Section (?)
Sofia Milos possibly in The Dead Cage (It’s in the script stage, so don’t hold thy breath yet!)
Rory Cochrane in Argo (10-12-12)
Brendan Fehr in Re-Entry (May, 2012), 13 Eerie (?), Roswell FM (?) & Silent Night (started filming in May 2012… looks like it might be a Syfy movie… a killer Santa is picking off people on Christmas Eve!)
Christopher Redman in the upcoming movie, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
That’s that gang. No more new eps of CSI: Miami. That’s all I have for ya right now…. If you want to share this piece with like-minded fans, hit up those social buttons at the top of the article. Thanks!