After 1,500 episodes and 21 years, CID to go ‘on a break’ from October 28
CID, the longest running series on Indian television, is set to take an intermittent break starting October 28.
In the last few days, rumours surrounding the show’s end have been doing rounds on social media. However, Sony Entertainment Channel, which airs the series, quashed them on Tuesday.
“Having completed 20 years, CID is the longest running cult show on Sony Entertainment Television. It has been a great journey so far, along with Fireworks Productions, and ‘CID’ 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.
According to Dayanand Shetty, who portrays the character of Daya on the show, the cast was recently informed about the decision.
The actor told a leading daily that they were in the middle of a shoot when the producers informed the entire team that the shooting will be halted owing to some issues with the channel.
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. It has completed 1,546 episodes till now.
In recent years, the show’s five main characters – ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police) Pradyuman, Senior Inspector Abhijeet, Senior Inspector Daya, inspector Fredericks, and Dr. Salunkhe – have become household names.
The announcement about the CID’s absence from the airwaves elicited a strong response from viewers, especially those who grew up in watching the show in the 90s.
Incidentally, the show was also taken off the air earlier this year but was brought back on popular demand.