Articles for CSI: NY Season 5

When we last saw CSI: NY, Mac offered himself in exchange for a hostage when a man named Doug took hostages during a failed attempt to rob a bank.  Mac was forced to prove that the bank robber did not kill the bank manager, whose body was found lying in a pool of blood in the vault, while the rest of the team worked to process the evidence that Mac gathered and tried to stop the SWAT team from making matters worse.  After further investigation, Mac discovered that Doug did not kill the bank manager and that he was already dead before he tried to rob the bank.  Doug explained that he is the real hostage and had to follow orders from someone who was holding his family captive. Eventually, Doug was granted an unmarked police car as his escape vehicle with Mac along his side. Read more »
The fifth season of CSI: NY recently began airing and the show picked up from where it left off last season, with Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) taken hostage by a bank robber, only to be left submerged in a car with no recollection of the events prior to his kidnapping.  While Mac may have escaped, the rest of the team are still puzzled as to who is behind the intricate crime that managed to fool them into thinking that Doug was responsible for the murder of the bank manager.Recently, another surprising twist was made known by Entertainment Weekly, who reports that something really good is coming up for CSI: NY’s Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Lindsay (Anna Belknap). Read more »
Fans are indeed buzzing about the recent revelation about Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Lindsay (Anna Belknap) having a child.  In fact, executive producer Peter Lenkov admitted to CSI Files that “the idea of a baby felt very organic, and would allow for us to develop these characters even further.  I think we all want to see these characters grow and mature, and this felt right.”As for those who want a little drama in the form of Danny’s other love interest, Rikki, Lenkov says that “The storyline did indeed change [because of the pregnancy] but don‘t write off Rikki just yet.” Read more »
We recently reported that American Idol alum Chris Daughtry, who was one of the finalists in the reality competition’s fifth season, will be appearing on CSI: NY’s November 19 episode.  In fact, Daughtry isn’t the only star to guest on this season of the CBS drama.  We also reported that rapper Nelly, actor Scott Wolf, former NFL star Marshall Faulk, actress Julia Ormond and celebrity Rumer Willis are also among those who will be part of CSI: NY this season.Another name to add to the list is Laguna Beach reality star Kristin Cavallari, who is set to appear in CSI: NY’s December 17 episode.  The show’s executive producer told Access Hollywood that Cavallari will be playing an up-and-coming handbag designer who gets thrown into one of their investigations. Read more »
CSI: NY’s fifth season is well underway and fans are enjoying the appearances of guest stars on the highly acclaimed police procedural on CBS.  Guest stars this season range from rapper Nelly to former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry to Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruice Willis and Demi Moore.  As the current season of CSI: NY is airing, the actors of the show took some time off to tend to some personal matters, which include supporting a presidential campaign.In fact, Hill Harper, who plays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the CBS series, recently spoke to Today to reveal his thoughts on presidential candidate Barack Obama, with whom he shares a 20-year friendship. Read more »
On November 1, the production of CSI: New York gathered at Los Angeles’ Edison club to celebrate the series’ 100th episode.  In fact, Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Eddie Cahill, Carmine Giovinazzo and Anna Belknap were all on hand to celebrate the milestone, which fans will get to see on November 19, when it airs on CBS."We‘ve been on the air for a long time, and people still like us," producer Jerry Bruckheimer told Entertainment Tonight.  "That‘s a good thing." Read more »
One hundred episodes.  That‘s no mean feat for a television show, especially nowadays.  People have other sources of entertainment outside of television.  As for television itself, there are many other sources—hundreds of cable channels, whatever‘s recorded on your DVR, whatever‘s uploaded online.  You‘ve got to be something special if you‘re to achieve that feat, and with a more discerning audience, it seems it‘s going to be a much harder thing to pull off.CSI: NY thinks otherwise.  Next Wednesday‘s episode is its 100th, and it‘s something the show‘s cast and crew should be proud of.  To be honest, I thought the show didn‘t have much of a chance—it is, after all, the third series in the CSI franchise, and at the back of my head, three CSI‘s (and the many similar programs elsewhere on the remote control) are too much, and one is bound to fail somewhat spectacularly.  Then again, the show is set in New York.  What other city in the United States can be grittier than New York?  Las Vegas is dirty and devious, but still feels too posh and cushioned.  Miami is sunny, and at first sight it seems such heinous crimes don‘t happen in the city.  New York—now that‘s getting down and dirty, and with nowhere else to go. Read more »
Tonight marks the 100th episode of CSI: NY, and we cannot stress further that it‘s an achievement in a very crowded entertainment world.  You know what I said about it last week.  Anyway, yesterday also marked the launch of the first ever video game inspired by the television series, named, well, CSI: NY—The Game.Games based on the CSI franchise aren‘t a new thing.  You probably have a copy of some of them; the first game, based on the original CSI, was released in 2003.  Since then, four other games have been released, with three more for the original series, and CSI: Miami getting its own in 2004.  Each game is pretty much the same; players are paired up with members of the respective show‘s team and solve around five cases together.  It‘s had mixed results, but the recipe‘s been the same, until now.  For the first time, players can play as the hit CBS series‘ characters themselves.  So if you feel like being Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) or Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), you can do so. Read more »
Congratulations, fans, you’ve made CBS very, very happy.  While other networks are having problems with their fall lineup—and are probably busy yanking off non-performers and performers alike—this network is out celebrating its ratings successes.  “CBS posts its [eighth] straight weekly win,” a press release says, before it began trotting out its ratings winners for last week.  Eventually, they said it: “With two nights remaining in the November sweep, CBS will place first in viewers … for the sixth straight November.”Yes, November is that important.  There’s this thing that the networks call “sweeps,” which basically is a chance for them to prove that the shows they have attract a lot of viewers.  It’s also the reason why the bigger programs and the bigger guest stars appear at this time of the year.  Why else, do you think, would last week’s episode of CSI: NY have Chris Daughtry on board, apart from Nelly, who was well in the middle of his story arc in the crime drama? Read more »
I guess it’s my turn to say this: oh, thank you, CSI: NY, for giving me my much-needed dose of gritty reality.  I couldn’t thank them enough, really; if I’m not busy admiring the environment itself, and how blue it always seems to look for an entire hour, I’m probably busy trying to figure out who did what to whom, or whether someone will be stumbling into a hole in the process.Sometimes I could just forgive however (subtly) ridiculous some cases are.  All for the sake of entertainment, right?  Sometimes it’s just a case of springing the right things at the right time.  Last week’s episode was called “The Box”, and involved a skeleton found in a compacted car.  Sounds simple from the get-go, but of course that’s not all there is to it.  Suddenly the bones were that of a teenage girl who ran away from home.  Suddenly the girl was pregnant when she was killed.  Suddenly, it seemed that the unborn baby was not in the girl’s womb when she was killed.  Oh, oh, sometimes it seems a little weird (although, yes, still grounded in gritty reality; it is possible, after all) but that’s what shows like this are all about: the hooks.  And the way the cases parallel with the team, too.  Lindsay (Anna Belknap) is pregnant, after all. Read more »

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