Crime dramas don’t seem to be getting the love they once were. Just ask TNT and CBS as they have opted to cancel their beloved shows ‘Southland’ and ‘CSI: NY’ respectively.
While TNT opted to renew soapy drama ‘Dallas’, the Regina King-starred ‘Southland’s fate was not such after gracing television for five seasons (one on NBC, four on TNT). Indeed, while the show knew much critical success but consistently drew in low viewership.
In CBS land, shows ‘Vegas’, ‘Golden Boy’, and ‘Rules of Engagement’ join longtime runner ‘CSI: NY’ on the chopping block. Had it been renewed, it would’ve been the show’s tenth season. (source)