Is it time for the “CSI” franchise to come to an end?

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler answered that question about the networks’ long running trio at the Television Critics Association franchise.

 “Nothing runs forever. How you handle it, the most important thing is how you respect your audience, how   you respect your cast, and being incredibly sensitive to how you wrap up any show when it ends a successful run.”

The original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has seen a revolving door of new headliners in the past few seasons, with Ted Danson and Elizabeth Shue replacing Laurence Fishburne and recently departed Marg Helgenberger – who has been with the series since the shows start in 2000.

The three CSI‘s (CSI, CSI: Miami, and CSI: New York) were once ratings juggernauts for CBS, but in recent years, viewers have fled the all three series for newer shows.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Wednesdays at 10p.m.) has been on for 12 seasons, CSI: Miami (Sundays at 10p.m.) has been on for 10 seasons, and CSI: NY (Fridays at 9p.m.) is currently in its 8th season.

Tassler tells critics that studio executives are in the early stages with showrunners on how to end the shows. No timetable has been set for any of the shows to end.

Do you think it’s time for the CSI franchise to solve their last cases?

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