Mumbai, Oct 23: The internet is heartbroken ever since reports of popular and the longest-running detective series, CID, going off-air has been doing the rounds.
On Tuesday, Sony Entertainment Channel announced that the show will take an intermittent break starting October 28.
— Republic (@republic) October 23, 2018
“Having completed 20 years, ‘C.I.D.’ is the longest running cult show on Sony Entertainment Television. It has been a great journey so far, along with Fireworks Productions, and ‘C.I.D.’ will now take an intermittent break starting October 28,” a statement from the channel said.
The last episode of the show will be aired on October 27.
“The show will gear up for a renewed season with a lot more contextual cases keeping alive the thrill that the audience has experienced so far,” the statement added.
But the news of it going off air has left the CID fans heartbroken. They have already started a #saveCID campaign on social media. Many of them are requesting the channel to not chop off the show while a few others have gotten emotional and are sharing how CID has been like a family to them.
Check out the fans reaction!
This is unfair suddenly end cid #savecid
— waleed ashraf (@waleeda91510006) October 22, 2018
Why you are thinking for closing CID .CID is only show that made sony famous , its only show reached #21years and no other show had reached mark as cid . CID is iconic show of India and also famous in many countries,so please dont close our show cid #Cid #saveCID @SonyTV @SonyLIV
— sachin gaurav (@sachingaurav14) October 22, 2018
— LoveCID (@ILoveCID) October 22, 2018
— ??Diya Patel (@diyapatel0206) October 22, 2018
The show, which first began on Sony TV in 1997, is about a team of detectives working for the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in Mumbai. Their main aim is to unravel murder mysteries.
Five characters – ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police) Pradyuman, Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Senior Inspector Daya, inspector Fredericks and Dr. Salunkhe – have become iconic over the years.