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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to bow out after 15 years on air

CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to Supergirl, an unusual genre show for the network.

Original cast members William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger to be in 2-hour finale

This image released by CBS shows Ted Danson in a scene from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. CBS is saying goodbye to franchise that spawned three spinoffs, but Danson will join the cast of CSI: Cyber. (Robert Voets/CBS via The Associated Press)

CBS is saying goodbye to its long-running hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation with a two-hour finale this fall and hello to Supergirl, an unusual genre show for the network.

Television's most popular network will wrap one of its most pivotal hits — the CSI that started the franchise in 2000 — on Sept. 27, with original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger returning for the finale.

The show, set in Las Vegas and shown widely in syndication, outlasted two spinoffs that started in later years, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.

CSI star Ted Danson will be sticking around, with his character joining the spinoff CSI: Cyber when it returns for its second season with star Patricia Arquette.

CBS will introduce five new programs in the fall, including the uncharacteristic comic-book based Supergirl and a comedy with Jane Lynch as a less-than-saintly guardian angel.

The network is the most watched in the U.S. for the seventh year in a row.

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