‘CSI: Vegas’ Showrunner Hints That Jorja Fox and William Petersen Might Not Return for a Season 2

by Lauren Boisvert
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Sara Sidle and Gil Grissom are the “CSI: Vegas” favorites. A lot of fans of the original series watched the new series simply for them. Now, showrunner Jason Tracey breaks the news that they might not even be in season 2.

First of all, it’s still up in the air if there’s going to be a season 2. CBS hasn’t announced that they’re renewing “CSI: Vegas,” even though the finale led into another mystery. So, that’s still up for debate.

In conversation with CinemaBlend, Tracey revealed that it’s possible Jorja Fox and William Petersen may not join the show for a second season. “There’s no expectation on them,” he said. “The door will always be open to a couple of legends, but we only asked them to come back to help us tell this finite number of episodes. It’ll be up to them and the studio/network to kind of figure it out.”

So it sounds like Fox and Petersen have to have some contract discussions. Here’s hoping things work out with CBS to keep “CSI: Vegas” on the air. It was a great tribute to the original series, with enough new characters and content to not feel like a carbon copy. It had its ups and downs, but mostly it stayed up, and fans have been praising the finale left and right. Never have I seen such an outpouring of love for a series finale; not one negative comment on Twitter. If that doesn’t make CBS want to keep the show, I don’t know what will.

‘CSI: Vegas’: Fans Show Overwhelming Love for Finale

The official “CSI: Vegas” Twitter asked fans what they thought about Wednesday’s finale, and boy, did they deliver. Fans came out in droves in the comments section to share their love for the finale.

“I loved it,” one fan wrote. “Hodges got his happy ending, he saw his son. Sara and Grissom rode the roller coaster together and finally saw them kiss. Max got her job back. Ended perfectly.”

Perfectly is definitely high praise, and “CSI: Vegas” definitely deserves it. It’s actually unusual that there’s not one negative comment about the finale; according to fans, there was absolutely nothing wrong with it.

“Loved it,” another fan wrote. “I really enjoyed the thread of a main story, with side stories to really suck us in. I’ve missed quality TV, until #CSIVegas came back.”

Yet another had an extremely enthusiastic response, writing, “WOOOOOOHOOOOO..WAY TO END THE SEASON FINALE..CAN’T WAIT UNTIL NEXT SEASON !!! THANKS @CBS FOR BRINGING BACK THE ORIGINAL #CSIVEGAS.”

It’s great to see fans getting so into their favorite show. Audience engagement definitely can help a show stay afloat. Hopefully that will be enough to keep “CSI: Vegas” on the air; we all need to see where this serial killer storyline is going.

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