CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas) is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on CBS October 6, 2000. The series, starring William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, and Elisabeth Shue, is the first in the CSI franchise. The series concluded on September 27, 2015, after 15 seasons, with a feature-length finale titled Immortality.

Mixing deduction and character-driven drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of Crime Scene Investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department, as they use physical evidence to solve murders. The team is originally led by Gil Grissom (William Petersen), a socially-awkward forensic entomologist and career criminalist who is promoted to CSI Supervisor following the death of a trainee investigator. Grissom's second-in-command, Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger), is a single mother with a cop's instinct. Born and raised in Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement and training as a blood spatter specialist. Following Grissom's departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to Supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburne), Willows is replaced by D.B. Russell (Ted Danson), and recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. The series' twelfth season sees Russell, a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab, and his former partner Julie Finlay (Elisabeth Shue), reunite to tackle Las Vegas' growing crime rate. Russell, a family man and keen forensic botanist, is on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Finlay, like Catherine, is a blood-spatter expert with an extensive knowledge of criminal psychology.

Highlights
Anthony E. Zuiker on meeting CSI: Crime Scene Investigation producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Leslie Moonves on the success of CSI franchise
Nina Tassler on buying CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as an executive at CBS
Paris Barclay on directing CSI
Anthony E. Zuiker on the success of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and reaction to the show from real CSIs and the public
Who talked about this show

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing CSI
Paris Barclay on directing CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Paris Barclay on directing CSI

Judy Crown

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Judy Crown on styling hair for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: NY

Chuck Lorre

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Chuck Lorre on the crossover episode between Two and Half Men and CSI

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on the success of CSI franchise
Leslie Moonves on the development of CSI

Jaclyn Smith

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Jaclyn Smith on guest-starring on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on various guest appearances 

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on buying CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as an executive at CBS
Nina Tassler on the then-upcoming end of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Anthony E. Zuiker

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Anthony E. Zuiker on meeting CSI: Crime Scene Investigation producer Jerry Bruckheimer
Anthony E. Zuiker on the success of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and reaction to the show from real CSIs and the public
Anthony E. Zuiker on how the idea for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation came about
Anthony E. Zuiker on writing the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation pilot and on hooking up with Jerry Bruckheimer
Anthony E. Zuiker on coming up with the title CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and on going on a ride along with a Las Vegas CSI unit
Anthony E. Zuiker on working with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the show
Anthony E. Zuiker on what made CSI: Crime Scene Investigation stand out from other shows
Anthony E. Zuiker on the realism of the sets of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and on the use of flashbacks and time shifting on the show
Anthony E. Zuiker on the initial casting of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on Les Moonves, who put CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on the CBS schedule
Anthony E. Zuiker on William Peterson as "Gil Grissom" on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and on his duties in season one
Anthony E. Zuiker on the challenge of writing the science into CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on getting the biological details on the inside body shots correct on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the process of bringing those elements together
Anthony E. Zuiker on the demographics of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation writing staff, and on finding stories
Anthony E. Zuiker on what viewers like about CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and on working with Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue
Anthony E. Zuiker on input CBS gives for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and on the show moving nights
Anthony E. Zuiker on his favorite episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation "Blood Drops" and on episodes that were hard to do
Anthony E. Zuiker on working with the directors of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and on where the show shoots
Anthony E. Zuiker on being nominated for an Emmy Award for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on "Who Are You" by The Who being the theme song for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on how CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has changed the way we view television
Anthony E. Zuiker on the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on losing cast members of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on the romance between "Sara Sidle" and "Gil Grissom" on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on the legacy of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker on doing a crossover with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami and on splitting duties between the shows
Anthony E. Zuiker on comparing the three CSI shows
Anthony E. Zuiker on the CSI video game

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