CSI, one of the most successful TV franchises ever, is inching closer to a formal return at CBS. Stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox are closing in on deals to return for the limited series revival from the franchise’s original creative team, Anthony Zuiker and Jerry Bruckheimer. Additionally, the rumored series has also enlisted Matt Lauria, Paula Newsome and Mel Rodriguez to the cast that is expected to bring back legacy characters and new faces for the short-order entry.
CSI could be coming back to CBS. Variety has confirmed with sources that the broadcaster is eyeing a potential event series revival of the megahit show, which aired on the network from 2000 to 2015. The project is in the very early development stages and no original cast members are currently attached.
Andy Henry, who was dismissed from the procedural in 2008 but went on to work on major films like The Amazing Spider-Man and Elysium, has been placed on a leave of absence from his current employer.
What started as a last minute pickup by CBS, CSI will end its 15-year run Sunday night with a two-hour reunion finale. There was little evidence the show would be a hit.
CSI, which debuted in 2000, will wrap with a two-hour finale on Sept. 27. Original cast members including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger are returning for the send-off.
CBS this morning confirmed that CSI will end its 15-season run with a two-hour finale, featuring original stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. The two-hour movie will air Sept. 27, the first Sunday of the season. Additionally, current CSI leading man Ted Danson will be transitioning to new spinoff CSI: Cyber starring opposite Patricia Arquette.
Hulu has picked up rerun rights to 14 seasons — and counting — of CBS’s veteran procedural drama CSI. The deal marks the first SVOD licensing pact for the series that ranked as primetime’s most-watched drama during the first seven years of its run. Episodes from 14 seasons will be available on Hulu Plus as an SVOD exclusive starting in early April.
The network quelled fan fears that the highly rated crime show is being yanked following an on-air promo Tuesday night teasing next week’s “series” finale. a CBS spokesperson confirmed CSI isn’t going anywhere soon.
CSI‘s current season will fall a tad short. The network has trimmed the venerable procedural’s Season 15 episode order from 22 to 18. The decision was more about inventory than ratings.
The first Wednesday of the new fall season goes to ABC, thanks to its Emmy award-winning comedy Modern Family. ABC averaged a 2.8 among 18-49 and 8 share for the night, according to Nielsen. That was just ahead of Fox at 2.5/7, backed by The X Factor. CBS, with CSI, and NBC, with Law & Order: SVU, tied for third at 2.4/7.
Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads and a slew of other castmembers also extend their deal with the venerable procedural.
Five of network TV’s most established shows have undergone major cast changes since last season, spurred by contract disputes, growing movie careers and creative crises.
He will be a series regular and play the new CSI supervisor in Las Vegas on the CBS staple.
CSI star Laurence Fishburne, thought to be a victim of the show’s softening ratings and growing expenses, joins a starry list that includes Charlie Sheen, Lisa Edelstein and Christopher Meloni.
Laurence Fishburne won’t be back on the CBS crime drama this fall, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
TV shows are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the TV networks, which air them as long as they keep up their ratings, and the producers, who churn out new episodes for as long as they can. Sometimes, the two continue to put the shows on the screen even as a fickle public starts to lose interest. This is one of those stories.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says Justin Bieber is returning as a guest star to “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” where he made his acting debut last fall. CBS announced on Tuesday that the teenage superstar will reprise his role as a troubled teen whose brother was killed by the CSIs at the end of his […]