CBS boss explains NCIS: Hawai'i cancellation

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The cancellation of NCIS: Hawai'i's after three seasons has been addressed by one of the network's bosses.

The spin-off series, which followed Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and her team, was cancelled earlier this year.

CBS Entertainment’s Amy Reisenbach said the show's axing was a "really tough call."

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"I’m a big fan of TV first and I sympathise and relate to all the fans out there who are disappointed in the fact that these shows are ending. But at the end of the day, our job at CBS is to make those really tough calls," she told Variety.

"We toss and turn and have sleepless nights and have endless discussions but we look at all the numbers. We look at what our projections are for the future, we look at where we see opportunities to potentially have even bigger success on the schedule. And we make those tough decisions."

As the show came to an end, Lachey took to social media to share an emotional tribute to her character, who was the first female lead for NCIS.

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"This show meant so much to me… and more every day I find, to lots of people," she wrote on Instagram.

She continued: "As an AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islanders) woman, wife, mother, colleague and friend, I am more proud than ever to have been your Jane Tennant on TV.

"This journey has taught me to continue to push the envelope and break glass ceilings. I encourage you ALL to as well! Anything we dream is ours for the taking, no matter what the circumstance! A Hui Hou (a Hawaiian phrase meaning until we meet again)."

NCIS airs on CBS in the US. Seasons 1-20 are streaming on Disney+ in the UK. NCIS: Los Angeles airs on CBS in the US and on Sky Max in the UK.

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