Gary on the CPD show would be awesome, since he's from here...don't know if it'd happen though. Of course, it would be hard not to see him as Mac. I'm taking it hard because it's one of only a handful of shows I've followed this long...Bones and original CSI come close, but I quit Bones a couple seasons back when I started not liking the storylines (but I still read the spoilers and see where it's going), and I got mad at the original when they screwed over my ship and made a major characterization screw up earlier this season...I'll gladly watch again if they fix it, but I'm waiting to see. Most other shows I get to liking either don't make a full season or make only one season, then don't come back. (or in the case of Angel, die the season after I find it). I will still have Falling Skies for a few weeks in the summer, but not much in the fall, unless the CSI writers get in gear and correct stuff. You always know with TV that it won't go on forever and that all shows end eventually, but when the time comes, it's still sad. On the positive, we did get 9 good years, which is a lot since most shows are lucky to get a season or two. And part of me did fear that if it came back, they'd go places we wouldn't like...we all know they can't seem to let a lead character have a normal, undramatic marriage...we saw what happened with Horatio and the original Vegas leads...DB's family doesn't have all the issues of GSR, but they still can't go a season without injecting drama of some form or another into the family. Or worse, I kept envisioning another try at the love triangle storyline with Peyton, which would really have not gone over well, I can imagine. It's a crime show, not a soap opera LOL. At least we got a good finale, and aren't left yelling and wanting to slap the writers like what apparently happened to Miami. The NY writers knew there were no guarantees, whereas the Miami crew was caught off guard. I often wonder how much is left in the mothership...I kinda hope CBS closes it out soon too, because its quality is dropping and it is sooooo not the same as it was in the beginning. I'd hate to see it turn into a pile of crap before it ends because CBS wants to milk it dry. I think what makes me the saddest is that aside from a few cult hit shows, most shows start to fade from memory as the years go by, and it gets hard even to find anyone who still likes to talk about them. I don't see this board going anywhere anytime soon, but I really hope we can keep the memory alive. There's an internet image that is probably all of us right now lol And MFlack, I wish it could be that way...not sure the cast would be in on it though. I also wish it was popular enough for another network to grab it...Facebook already has "let's see if someone else will take it", but if they didn't take Miami, why would they go for NY? Not happening. Also, about the 'process', I agree...although I wonder if the time slot didn't hurt it like it has so many other shows. The Wed slot wasn't the greatest while Lost was on, but it was better than Friday, when many people aren't at home. I definitely noticed the number of eps went down each season after the switch. As for Angell, it's a mystery to me why they'd kill her and then bring in Lovato. If they couldn't afford Angell, why could they afford Lovato? The lower production cost of the shorter seasons? I also wonder how much we could have got if CBS hadn't been so annoyingly awful to the show in terms of advertising, along with the slot. That stuff had to be part of the reason why it never hit the ratings levels the other two did. Spinoff fatigue had to have figured in too...people don't always like a concept on the third version as much as the first. (Law and Order, anyone?) Also, Melina leaving, though it was her choice, probably did drive away a few fans, though it got 3 seasons without her. btw, anyone else still think they need to change how they determine the ratings? They need to quit taking only the one demographic into account in their decisions and look at the overall viewership. I know it's the 18-40 group or whatever it is that has the most buying power and I see why the networks want to attract them, but the other viewers shouldn't be ignored either. btw, that weekend thing is another CBS thing I hate. Why can they give Miami weekends but not us? Or the original for that matter. They were doing CSI NY weekends. What changed?