Adieu CID! The 21 year old show to go off air?

21 year old television show CID to take a break of three months to return with a bang in a new avatar

CID Adieu CID! The 21 year old show to go off air? Source : Press

Indian television has evolved over the years with content that mends and blends the interest of the viewers. The comprehension of the significance of progressive content propels the supply of the same to not only enrich the entertainment experience of the viewers, but also to broaden their limited perspective towards the same.

After running for 21 years, the longest surviving television show CID is all set to bid adieu. The show that established unforgettable characters like ACP Pradyuman (Shivaji Satam), Senior Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya (Aditya Shrivastav and Dayanand Shetty respectively) and Inspector Fredricks (Dinesh Phadnis) will air its last episode on October 27, 2018.

Earlier too, the show went off air for some period of time, but it had to get resurrected owing to the popular demand. 

Confirming the news about CID's exit, Dayanand Shetty popularly known as Daya in the show revealed to a leading tabloid, "Yes, it's true. We were recently informed about this development and we stopped shooting for the show some 4/5 days back. This Saturday (October 27, 2018) telecast will be the last episode of CID."

Speaking about CID, the actor continued, "We were in our 21st year and had we shot for few episodes, we would have entered our 22nd year. It is quite unfortunate thing to happen as we were shooting like always and suddenly we were informed by our Producer (B.P Singh) that the shooting has been called-off indefinitely because there were issues with the channel. I am going to miss the character, but we feel sad for the audience as they enjoyed the show and it was doing well. The entire cast and crew is very dedicated towards their work and we are like a big happy family. We are going to miss each other as this was our second home."

However, another report suggests that the show is instead taking a break for three months and will return with a bang in a new avatar. Informing about the development, a source close to the show said to a leading daily, "CID is not wrapping up. But it is going on a short break and that's only for a creative reason. The makers haven't received any closure letter from the channel that proves that they are still in contract with them. The break has been decided mutually by the makers and channel as they want to reboot the show."

The makers of CID want to revamp the show and want it to evolve with time. Adding further, the source commented on the idea to innovate the show by stating, "The producers of the show will take this time to decide on the new format of the show. With time, it's important to innovate and grow. They are yet to decide whether it will come back as a daily or a weekend series. But it will be at par with the original series, also adding new age technology. For the time being, the audience will get to see the repeat telecast of CID on Sony."