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‘CSI’ Series Finale: CBS Show Officially Wraps Up; See What Happened

First Posted: Sep 29, 2015 04:30 PM EDT
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The series that helped CBS out of a rut over 15 years ago, "CSI," has officially wrapped up its mesmerizing run on the network.

Although it still had good ratings near the end last year, they were not nearly as good as they were in its heyday.

According to Variety, the series was not at the top of CBS's list of favorites for the season back in 2000. As a matter of fact, they had so little faith in it that they opted for it to run behind the "The Fugitive" on Friday nights. Originally, Disney was a key investor in the show, but after seeing the scheduling move by CBS, they pulled out of the project.

The show would go on to become the No. 1 on television and was for years the network's biggest earner.

Following its cancellation late last spring, the show announced that it would come back for a TV movie this fall. That movie has already aired on CBS and the show officially wrapped up its storylines, bringing back its original stars and giving viewers one last look at what made it so great.

Of course the original leading man, William Petersen, came back for the TV movie and, for all intents and purposes, he was the show's leading man. Ted Danson's character was still there, but he took a backseat to the storylines for Petersen's Grissom.

The basic premise of the show was to reunite the gang, past and present. The storyline picked up with Grissom returning for the hunt of a killer that was linked to his own past. Eventually, he found the killer and the secondary story wrapped up. But it was the story between him and ex-wife Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) that got the main event.

The two reunited for the show and, in the end, would have one of those happy cliché moments were they literally sailed off into the sunset.

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