‘CSI: Vegas’ and ‘So Help Me Todd’ cancelled by CBS despite good ratings

CBS has cancelled two series – CSI: Vegas and So Help Me Todd – after three and two seasons respectively. The news is not surprising as Deadline revealed earlier this week that both dramas were heavily on the bubble and in grave danger.

The decision has been made despite both series – CSI: Vegas and So Help Me Todd – gave strong rating performances. With the entire CBS schedule doing well this season, three new series will be joining 2024-25, NCIS: Origins, Matlock and Watson, the network was faced with painful decisions. Meanwhile, CSI: Vegas and So Help Me Todd are the two least watched CBS drama series this spring in both linear and multi platform ratings.


The cuts made by CBS were inevitable in order to make room to add new series on the platform, in such testing times, when the budgets are kept under pressure amid soft ad market and overall belt- tightening by the media companies.

After Elsbeth was just renewed and with The Equalizer also expected to come back contingent on a new deal with star/executive producer Queen Latifah, NCIS: Hawai’i remains as the only major question mark.