Q: What happened to "CSI: NY"? I can't find it anywhere in my TV listings.
A: The series starring Gary Sinise and Sela Ward has been on a long hiatus. It is slated to return March 30.
Winter and spring are tricky times for TV shows across the network schedule. One reason is that even the most successful prime-time broadcast shows make only about 22 episodes in a season that runs more than 40 weeks. That means networks either have to air reruns -- which in many cases will not hold on to a show's audience -- or try out new programs. By winter, as well, the worst performers from the previous fall are gone, so new programs have to fill the gaps. Shows from the previous fall may also be tried out in different time slots. And the winter has included the return of several shows that eat up big chunks of prime time, like "American Idol" and "The Voice," so some programs get moved around or benched.