Gary Sinise, Forest Whitaker
CBS has renewed CSI: NY and canceled Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
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The episode order for CSI: NY's eighth season has not been set, but it may be less than 22 episodes. The procedural was on the bubble after moving from Wednesdays to Fridays this season, causing its ratings to erode.
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Fellow spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, starring Forest Whitaker, debuted midseason — in CSI: NY's old time slot — after changing showrunners, but it failed to piggyback on the success of the mothership. It has averaged about 9 million viewers, while the original has attracted 13 million.
Suspect Behavior joins other freshman series $#*! My Dad Says, The Defenders and Mad Love in the canceled pile.
CBS picks up Poppy Montgomery drama
On the flip side, CBS has thus far ordered six new shows: cop drama The 2-2 (formerly Rookies), the Poppy Montgomery-starring detective drama Unforgettable, Susannah Grant's A Gifted Man, the sitcom How to Be a Gentleman, J.J. Abrams' drama Person of Interest and the comedy Two Broke Girls.