‘CSI’ to end after 15 seasons with two-hour TV movie featuring original stars

The show's current star Ted Danson is moving to spin-off series 'CSI: Cyber'

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is to end after a 15-season run on US network CBS.

The long-running crime drama series, which airs on Channel 5 in the UK, will bow out with a two-hour TV movie on September 27, CBS announced today (May 13).

The show’s original stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger will return for the two-hour special, while its current star Ted Danson will move to spin-off series CSI: Cyber, which stars Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek and Peter MacNicol and debuted on CBS in March. Deadline reports that CBS chose not to order a 16th season of CSI because the network felt it could not exist in addition to CSI: Cyber on its latest schedule.

Created by Anthony E. Zuiker, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of “Crime Scene Investigators” who collect physical evidence in a bid to solve murders for the Las Vegas Police Department. It debuted on CBS in 2000 and has gone on to become the seventh longest-running scripted series in US TV history. Petersen starred from 2000 to 2009 and Helgenberger appeared from 2000 to 2012.

In addition to CSI: Cyber, the show has yielded two other long-running spin-off series, CSI: Miami, which ran from 2002 to 2012, and CSI: NY, which ran from 2004 to 2013.