CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also referred as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas) is a American police procedural and mystery fiction drama series, created by Anthony E. Zuiker.

The show first aired on October 6, 2000. After the show's 15th season, the show's regular season ended on February 15, 2015 and it concluded with a feature-length finale called "Immortality" on September 27, 2015.

The series has spawned three spin-offs including CSI: Miami, CSI: NY and CSI: Cyber.

Synopsis Edit

Set in Las Vegas, Nevada, "CSI" was about police crime scene investigators who use physical evidence in order to solve murders.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

  • William L. Petersen as Gil Grissom (seasons 1-9, Finale)
  • Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows (seasons 1-12, Finale)
  • Ted Danson as D.B. Russell (seasons 12-15, Finale)
  • Elisabeth Shue as Julie "Finn" Finlay (seasons 12-15)
  • Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Raymond Langston (seasons 9-11)
  • Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle (seasons 1-8, seasons 10-15, Finale, recurring seasons 9-10)
  • Gary Dourdan as Warrick Brown (seasons 1-8)
  • George Eads as Nick Stokes (season 1-15)
  • Eric Szmanda as Greg Sanders (seasons 3-15, Finale, recurring season 1-2)
  • Robert David Hall as Dr. Albert "Al" Robbins (seasons 3-15, Finale, recurring season 1-2)
  • Louise Lombard as Detective Sofia Curtis (seasons 5-7, guest season 8 and 11)
  • Wallace Langham as David Hodges (seasons 8-15, Finale, recurring season 3-7)
  • Lauren Lee Smith as Riley Adams (season 9)
  • Liz Vassey as Wendy Simms (season 10, recurring seasons 6-9, guest season 11)
  • David Berman as David Phillips (seasons 10-15, Finale, recurring season 1-9)
  • Elisabeth Harnois as Morgan Brody (seasons 12-15, guest season 11)
  • Jon Wellner as Henry Andrews (seasons 12-15, Finale, recurring season 5-12)
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Captain Jim Brass (seasons 1-14, Finale)

Extended Cast Edit

  • Marc Vann as Conrad Eckile
  • Conor O'Farrell as Jeff McKeen
  • Barbara Eve Harris as Sherry Liston
  • Skip O'Brien as Ray O'Riley
  • Jeffrey D. Sams as
  • Alex Carter as Louis Vartann
  • José Zúñiga as Chris Caviliere
  • Enrique Murciano as Carlos Moreno
  • Katee Sackhoff ass Frankie Reed
  • Alimi Ballard as Kevin Crawford
  • Mark Valley as Daniel Shaw
  • Larry Sullivan as Officer Andy Akers
  • Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Larry Mitchell (himself)
  • Katie Stevens (Finale), Kay Panabaker (season 7-10) and Madison McReynolds (season 1-3, 5-6) as Lindsey Willows
  • Krista Allen as Kristy Hopkins
  • Timothy Carhart as Eddie Willows
  • Melinda Clarke as Lady Heather Kessler
  • Teal Redmann (season 5-7, 13-14) and Nicki Aycox (season 2) as Ellie Brass
  • Annabella Sciorra as Nancy Brass
  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Gloria Parkes
  • Brandon Jones as Charlie Russell
  • Peri Gilpin as Barbara Russell
  • Brooke Nevin as Maya Russell
  • Mia Hays as Kaitlyn Russell
  • Jaclyn Smith as Olivia Hodges
  • Catriel Marlon as Elisabetta Hodges
  • Chandra West as Holy Gribbs

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Production Edit

Concept and development Edit

During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimer's attention after writing his first movie script. Zuiker was convinced that a series was in the concept; Bruckheimer agreed and arranged a meeting with the head of Touchstone Pictures. The studio's head at the time liked the spec script and presented it to ABC, NBC, and Fox executives, who decided to pass. The head of drama development at CBS saw potential in the script, and the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen, who said he wanted to do the CSI pilot. The network's executives liked the pilot so much that they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule immediately, airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. Initially, CSI was thought to benefit from The Fugitive (a remake of the 1960s series), which was expected to be a hit, but by the end of 2000, CSI had a much larger audience.

Reception Edit

Critical reception Edit

During its fifteen years in production, CSI secured an estimated world audience of over 73.8 million viewers (in 2009), commanded, as of the fall of 2008, an average cost of $262,600 for a 30-second commercial, and reached milestone episodes including the 100th ("Ch-Ch-Changes"), the 200th ("Mascara") and the 300th ("Frame by Frame"). CSI spawned three spin-off series: CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and CSI: Cyber; a book series; several video games; and an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. At the time of its cancellation, CSI was the seventh longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall and had been recognized as the most popular dramatic series internationally by the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo, which awarded the series the "International Television Audience Award (Best Television Drama Series)" three times. CSI became the second most-watched show on American television by 2002, finally taking the top position for the 2002-2003 season. CSI was later named the most-watched show in the world for the sixth time in 2016, making it the most watched show for more years than any other show.

Critical reception to the show has been positive, with an IMDB average score of 7.8/10, while early reviews showed a mixed to favorable review of the opening season. The Hollywood Reporter noted of the pilot "...the charismatic William Petersen and the exquisite Marg Helgenberger, lend credibility to the portrayals that might be indistinct in lesser hands. There's also a compelling, pulsating edge at the outset of CSI that commands instant attention, thanks in part to dynamic work from director Danny Cannon.". Entertainment Weekly gave the opening two seasons "B+" and "A-" ratings, respectively, noting: "The reason for CSI’s success is that it combines a few time-tested TV elements in a fresh way. Each episode presents a murder case and a group of lovable heroes armed with cool, high-tech gadgets who do the sleuthing and wrap things up in an hour." The show has won six Primetime Emmy Awards (out of 39 nominations) and four People's Choice Awards (out of six nominations) and was nominated for six Golden Globe Awards, among other awards.

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Videos Edit

CSI Las Vegas Season 1 Intro00:29

CSI Las Vegas Season 1 Intro

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