Brilliant series, as usual and am very sad that season 9 is the last, but as they say all good things come to an end. It sounds like Gary wanted a tenth series to round off some of the characters story lines but unfortunately it looks like it is not going to happen for him, or us. Season 8 keeps up the excellence of season 1 to 7 with some great stories and the always likeable characters. Why is this a year behind in the UK? This series 8 is coming out on 24th June 2013 and I have just received series 9 on Region 1 on 17th June 2013 - a bit of a gap isn't it??? Anyway, at least I have 9 brilliant series to watch time and time again. RIP CSI:NY!!