Popular cop and forensic show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is to come to an end after fifteen years on Television, after it was confirmed that American broadcaster CBS had decided not to renew the hit television show. Immensely popular, it has seen numerous stars come and go throughout its fifteen years, such as William Peterson, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Lauren-Lee Smith, Louise Lombard, Laurence Fishburne and most recently Ted Danson.

The show's infamous plotlines have evolved around assassination, kidnap, robbery and murder and even had what is now its most famous plotline, a two-part thriller directed by top well-known actor and director Quentin Tarantino Grave Danger, in which the team had to race against time to rescue their kidnapped colleague Nick Stokes.

The double episode was dedicated to actor Frank Gorshin who died only days before the episodes were aired. Grave Danger pulled in a massive 35.15 million viewers and received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. That's quite an achievement for a forensic drama series.

During the television programme's fifteen years, the show has seen cameos from numerous well known actors, singers and actresses, including Chad Michael Murray, Max Beesley, Dakota Fanning, Kelly Hu, Amanda Seyfried, Dita Von Teese, Taylor Swift, Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber.

Later this year, a new spin off the show called CSI: Cyber will begin on Channel five. It is focussed on cybercrime and will star American actress Patricia Arquette and former Dawson's Creek actor James Van Der Beek.

The spin off has had its first series and has become a hit on American television and a second series has already been commissioned; Ted Danson will be joining the show, reprising his character of D.B Russell.

Having already seen CSI: NY, CSI: Miami I look forward to seeing this fourth spin-off of the franchise series, as it seems to be created from a new approach in storylines. Crime scene investigation has never looked so good.