Articles for CSI Season 7

Ugly Betty premiered and proved fairly stiff competition for Survivor, scoring a 4.9 ratings share to Survivor‘s 5.8. Grey‘s Anatomy beat CSI again, which makes feel warm and fuzzy inside. My Name is Earl is still trending downward and, for the second week in a row, The Office has improved on Earl‘s ratings in the second half of the nine o‘clock hour. ER is still holding steady, leading the ten o‘clock hour in front of ABC‘s new and boring Six Degrees. -Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer Read more »
Well, well, well. Look whose jumped on the ol‘ Serial Drama Bandwagon. CSI, a show known for it‘s Law & Order-style one episode and done storylines, are panicking and have decided to incorporate some long (maybe half-season) story arcs into their seventh season. This stems directly from the newfound competition of ABC‘s Grey‘s Anatomy, who moved from Sundays to Thursdays in a plan to take down CSI‘s long-running 9PM monopoly. It‘s worked for Grey‘s, having stripped CSI of roughly one-fifth of last year‘s audience during the first two week of the season. CSI adopting mutlple episode storylines is a sign of evolution for it‘s already stale format. To stay fresh after seven years at the top, a little reinvention is necessary. Perhaps this will now become the norm for CSI, with lingering plots floating throughout the singular murders and investigations of the individual episodes. It may also be a one-off stunt, meant to recapture viewers lost to the lovely cast of Grey‘s Anatomy. Whatever it is, CSI will continue to have it‘s hands full with it‘s most formidable opponent yet. -Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer Read more »
After analyzing the most recent two weeks of Nielsen television ratings and reviewing the BuddyTV FPR (Fan Popularity Rankings), many interesting observations and trends pop out. To begin, here are some quick hits from Nielsen television ratings from September 25, 2006 to October 1, 2006 and from October 2, 2006 to October 8, 2006: Read more »
It looks like the scheduling moves paid off for NBC. Finally. Who would‘ve guessed that your ratings would benefit from putting your four best comedies all in a row? What a crazy plan. 30 Rock and Scrubs both received a large bump in ratings in their first night as the second hour of NBC‘s Thursday night comedy block. 30 Rock increased almost 25% over it‘s average season ratings. This can be fully attributed to the change in scheduling, 30 Rock now following The Office instead of 20 Good Years. Scrubs also increased about 25% on its average ratings from last season. This may be a bit of a misnomer, given that Thursday‘s episode was its season premiere (and, as we all know, season premieres receive higher ratings). Read more »
CSI: Las Vegas has announced that the long running show will lose one of the investigators. Grissom is leaving after six seasons with CSI and although the announcement says it is only temporary, the show could find a big gap without him.  Read more »
December is one of the more interesting TV months of the year. It‘s not the summer, when most shows are off the air, but it might as well be. With far more reruns than original episodes, December is a month that allows TV watchers to catch up with episodes of their favorite shows that they‘ve happened to miss. Viewers also want to prepare for the big shows that will be either premiering or returning in January.Our BuddyTV Fan Popularity Rankings (FPR) reflect this. Last month, we took the FPRs and juxtaposed them with Nielsen ratings to get a truer look at the actual popularity of a TV show. This month, we‘re going to look back at the weekly FPRs in December and see if we can decipher their meaning. Read more »
The CSI formula seems very simple: film noir with copious violence mixed with high brow techie detective work. Part Quincey, Part X-files, CSI has become an international phenomenon spawning a host of extracurricular projects including two highly successful spin-offs - CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY. Looking back over the success of CSI, it‘s hard to imagine that it wasn‘t a hit from the beginning; none-the-less, the show that came to be the yard stick for police procedurals struggled in the beginning to secure a place on the top ten in its freshman 2000 season. Just two seasons later, CSI landed in the top three most watched for the season with a staggering 26.2 million viewers; a number not so uncommon in short run high-profile reality shows like American Idol, but completely unparalleled for a drama. Read more »
Fabulously gorgeous, Marg Helgenberger notably establishes herself in the entertainment industry as she stars in the hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. This 40 something actress graces the theater, television and movie crowd with her lavish glamour and sophistication. Moreover, her generosity in helping charities keeps her grounded despite her achieved fame. Read more »
Youthful charisma is what exudes from Eric Szmanda. His adaptable and realistic performances take him to different facets of the entertainment industry ranging from television, film and theater. Heavily backed up with a huge passion for acting, he lands a spot in the hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.  Read more »
In tonight‘s episode of CSI, Liberace High School basketball player Ryan Lansco and his cheerleader girlfriend Megan go missing after a big game, and Grissom and the CSIs find a pool of blood near the abandoned jackets of the teenagers. Ryan‘s parents Eddie and Linda Lansco (Todd Allen, Timi Prulhiere) hold a press conference. Matt Roth (who you may remember as Art Shephard from Desperate Housewives) plays Megan‘s father Sam Cooper. Megan‘s mother Brenda (Bridget Ann White) didn‘t report her daughter missing right away, because she thought she was sleeping over at her best friend‘s house. Read more »
Many people working in science and engineering grew up watching Star Trek, and credit the show with inspiring them in their future careers. Will the long-running CSI franchise lead to an increase in real-life forensics investigators? That would certainly be helpful. As recently as 2002, studies found that on average each forensics lab in the country had a backlog of between 300 and 400 cases, a situation that only having more people working in the labs will help to remedy.  Read more »
On CBS‘s hit CSI flagship show, the romantic relationship between CSIs Sara Sidle and her boss Gil Grissom has been a matter of much controversy with fans weighing in on both sides. For years fans have speculated on the nature of their relationship, as the characters were introduced as having a mysterious past history that hinted at more than just a mentor and student bond. While both at times were shown in fleeting relationships with other people, it turns out now that they‘ve been together for a while. Last year‘s season finale revealed their ongoing liaison to the viewers, though not to their co-workers.  Read more »
Liev Schreiber has signed on to join the cast of CSI in a recurring role. Schreiber will play a forensics expert who moves to Las Vegas and occasionally aids the team in their investigations. Schreiber is probably best known for his role as "Cotton Weary" in the "Scream" trilogy. Liev is an exceptional actor and all-around talent who, unfortunately, hasn‘t received the wide acclaim he deserves. Read more »
OK, earlier we said this episode might air on the 12th, but it turns out it‘s this week.As we said earlier, the main case in this CSI episode is Catherine‘s. It opens with a group of Miss Nevada beauty queens who are nearly hit by a limo outside a club – turns out the driver of the limousine has been fatally shot while driving. There‘s also a case involving a young girl who was hit by a limo earlier in the evening. Read more »
At last, we‘ve got more details on some of the final episodes of the seventh season of CSI.  We‘ve already given you some dirt on this week‘s "Empty Eyes" (Episode Spoilers) - today we‘ll bring you details on a special guest star appearing in the second-to-last episode. Here‘s a hint – it‘s her fourth appearance on the series to date. Beware of spoilers below! Read more »
This week‘s episode of CSI promises something a little different – a focus on the supporting cast instead of the usual CSIs. The TV Guide summary of the episode, called "Lab Rats," which airs April 12, says "Hodges convinces fellow lab rats Archie, Henry, Mandy and Wendy that Grissom wants them to secretly investigate the so-called miniature murders while the CSIs are in the field probing other crimes." While the regular CSI cast will have their parts to play and cases to solve, the episode focuses more on the technicians who only work in the lab.  Read more »
Gary Dourdan, cast member on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is reportedly dating Lisa Snowdon, ex-girlfriend of George Clooney. According to World Entertainment News Network, Snowdon is pleased with her relationship with Dourdan but has no plans of settling down in the near future.Snowdon said, "[Our relationship] is what it is. We dated a couple of years ago and kept in touch. And he‘s a hottie. Gary and I like each other‘s company. He lives in LA so we meet when we can. I‘m keeping my options open. I‘m a gypsy and I like my suitcase by the door and no ties. It comes from my modeling days. I love being on planes. I like that feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, suspended between continents, wondering what my next adventure will be.” Read more »
Since its launch in 2000, the producers of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been receiving countless requests from avid fans for a chance to play a dead body on the Emmy-award winning crime drama. Well, here’s some good news for CSI aficionados!CBS, home of CSI, has decided to make a contest out of the once in a lifetime opportunity. Executive producer Carol Medelsohn said, “We thought if everyone wants to be a dead body, why not make it a contest?” Read more »
Gary Dourdan, star of CBS hit drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, was turned away from the door of the new Hollywood “hotspot” Parc on April 14. Apparently some of Dourdan’s friends who were with him tried to tell the club’s bouncer who Dourdan was, explaining what show he’s on, but had no luck, and they were sent on their way.So, is he not cool enough? Not hip enough? Was he dressed the wrong way, or does the bouncer just not like CSI? Read more »
As usual, Marg Helgenberger’s got a lot more on her plate than just her role as CSI’s Catherine Willows. She’s also starring in several films coming out soon, alongside stars like Val Kilmer, Kevin Costner, and Demi Moore. In "Mr. Brooks," Helgenberger appears opposite Kevin Costner as Emma Brooks. Set for a June 2007 release, "Mr. Brooks" is a thriller about a seemingly perfect businessman, philanthropist, and devoted husband and father Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) who is secretly a serial killer. (Gee, too bad Marg can’t bring her CSI skills in to catch the killer.) Read more »
Although many deem the Grissom-Sara love affair to be a significant contributing factor for the intriguing yet forced plot of the show, the couple’s fans might need to say goodbye to their on screen romance. Although it hasn’t been confirmed or denied by CBS, many speculate that Jorja Fox, actress who plays Sara Sidle on Crime Scene Investigation, will be leaving the Emmy Award-winning CBS television series. According to TV Guide, Fox’s contract is up to next month and that she may not renew for the next season. “Her leaving makes perfect sense. She‘s been there for seven years, she‘s made a ton of money, and it allows the show to resolve the Sara-Grissom thing," a source close to the show told TV Guide. Read more »
Robert David Hall, cast member on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has positively transformed his disability as a motivating factor to succeed in his career. In fact, he has incorporated his real-life handicap to his character on the Emmy Award-winning CBS television series.Hall, a 59-year old actor, is currently playing coroner Dr. Albert Robbins on CSI. As the chief medical examiner of the Las Vegas Police Department, he proves that he is intellectually equal to Gil Grissom. And though he noticeably walks with the use of crutches because of his prosthetic legs, not much has been said about what has caused the amputation of both of his legs. Read more »
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and its two spinoffs, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, have been credited with inspiring many young people to choose careers in forensics and related law enforcement areas. One of the latest is Amanda Barnett, who at the young age of eighteen has become the youngest certified death investigator in Indiana. Barnett, whose father Mark Barnett is a coroner in their home region of Jay County, says it was not only watching her father at work for the last fifteen years that inspired her career decision, but also her love of CSI, the hit show on CBS, now in its seventh season.  Read more »
On the hit show CSI, Eric Szmanda’s character Greg Sanders started out as an eccentric and light-hearted lab tech. Now his CSI character’s become a crime scene investigator, and has been involved in some rather grim storylines. "I lost my outlet to be creative and silly and goofy," the 31-year-old Szmanda says. How did he cope with this? He found a whole new outlet, partnering with a childhood friend, attorney Tyler Malin, to form a website called Joining them is comedy writer Barry Holliday, who Szmanda found by using, saying they wanted to “sidestep the Hollywood system."  Read more »
Since its premiere in October 2000, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has acquired 35 wins and 81 nominations from various award-giving bodies. And after seven seasons of the CBS forensic drama, cast member Gary Dourdan is still amazed at how the award-winning series remains to be a success."None of us were expecting this, certainly not this much success," Dourdan has told FemaleFirst. "When we got back from summer break, we were actually really surprised; the scripts were much better, there were stronger storylines and it’s good to go to work, I feel like I’m doing something." Read more »
The seventh season of CSI wrapped up two of its year-long plot arcs last night – well, sort of. The identity of the Miniature Killer has finally been revealed – as has Grissom’s romantic involvement with Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox.) But Sara herself was barely seen in the episode, then kidnapped, with her fate left up in the air to be revealed next season.  Read more »
This week the cast of CSI visited Chicago for the opening of “CSI: The Experience,” an interactive exhibit which is set to open at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on May 25. Star William Petersen, who plays Gil Grissom on the show, is originally from the Chicago area.The exhibit will allow museum visitors to experience being a CSI, go through a crime scene and gather evidence, then analyze it. The exhibit will allow the guests to conduct tests like the CSIs do on the show, including comparing fingerprints, examining blood spatter patterns, studying DNA samples, matching shell casings, and figuring out times and causes of death.  Read more »
Why?Kevin Federline is right up there with Nicole Ritchie, Monica Lewinsky, and Fred Durst as one of the least deserving famous people of all time. Considering this unmovable truth, one is led to wonder how he landed a guest spot on a television juggernaut like CSI. CSI certainly won‘t benefit from the publicity surrounding K-Fed‘s appearance because, frankly, there hasn‘t been any. Does CBS owe Britney Spears a favor? I can‘t envision any sort of scenario in which this is the case, unless Charlie Sheen is prominently involved.  Read more »
Roger Daltrey, lead singer of legendary rock band The Who, will make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of CSI. Currently on a three week break during The Who‘s national tour, Daltrey‘s appearance promises to be, at the least, quite interesting. Although neither the filming dates or air dates for Daltrey‘s episode have been announced, CSI‘s producers promise that his part will be a "surprise role that will keep viewers guessing." Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
For the latest update on this story, read our latest article: Jorja Fox Speaks About Leaving CSIAs we told you last week, speculation is running rampant about whether Jorja Fox, who plays Sara Sidle, will be leaving CSI. Now more possible details have emerged – but are they true? You be the judge. Beware of possible spoilers for the upcoming season finale, set to air May 17. Read more »