Long running television shows are becoming more and more rare these days. When a franchise has spawned a number of different spinoff shows and has dates to the turn of the millennium, the show tends to show some age. One particular show that has seen a fair share of ups and downs, is “CSI” on CBS. The show once counted itself as one of the most popular shows on television, but the show that has put a number of characters into the homes of viewers across the world is set to retire.

According to AVClub, CBS is cancelling the show after Season 15 wraps this year, but will send the show and a number of characters off properly with a two hour television movie to appear in the fall. The big news is that several familiar faces will be returning to the movie, which means William Peterson’s Gil Grissom will get one more spin around the Las Vegas landscape. The network is treating the show with some respect, which is about as common as a unicorn in the television industry these days.

Dondero will get a chance at closure with the special television event. The show brought a lot of joy to viewers across the world and no doubt made the network a whole lot of money, so it is a nice gesture to send the team that made forensics cool off into the sunset with a major event.

Everyone who lived in the 70s and 80s will remember those lovable critters the Muppets. According to an article originally posted on Time.com and posted again on reddit.com, there are plans to bring back the Muppets to TV through a revival show on ABC. The writers and producers from television series The Big Bang Theory and the movie Anger Management will be co-writing and producing the pilot. Details of the show are being held tight and secret at this time.

It is interesting to me that they would look to bring the Muppets back again. Boraie Development says that makes me wonder what inspired them to try this yet again. The Muppets were highly successful during those early years. However, in 1996 there was an attempt to bring them back and the series lasted only 10 episodes. Was that lack of interest causing them to pull the plug so early? If so, it makes sense it didn’t last long. But do the producers really feel that reviving the Muppets at this point will produce a different result?

Personally, it bothers me that we are seeing so many re-dos, trying to pull from the previous successes. I would rather see people focusing on new stories and new series rather than reviving an old one.