The franchise is back with three new episodes to get things going for 2010. Official plot details and cast lists after the jump.
Starting out the week on Monday at 10:00pm ET/PT, a hot star gets even hotter when CSI: Miami airs “Show Stopper”:
When America’s sweetheart, Phoebe Nichols, bursts into flames during a concert, the CSIs expose the dark side of pop stardom.
Sam Hill has 21 previous directing credits for Miami, most recently “Bone Voyage” from earlier this season. “Show Stopper” was written by Corey Evett and Matt Partney. The writing duo has penned nine episodes for the series, including this season’s “Hostile Takeover”.
The following guest stars will appear in the episode:
- Christian Clemenson as Tom Loman
- Christopher Redman as Michael Travers
- Wes Ramsey as Dave Benton
- David Lee Smith as Rick Stetler
- Lucy Hale as Phoebe Nichols/Vanessa Patton
- Jackie Debatin as Melanie Nichols
- Brennan Elliott as Julian Diehl
- Erik Scott Smith as Robbie Ferguson
- Alan Ruck as Dr. Allan Beckham
- Paul Tei as Jed Gibson
- Jill E. Alexander as Lydia Cassel
- Christine Adams as Nancy Thurman
- Gabriella Roberts as Young Phoenicks
- Michael FitzGibbon as EMT
- Juan M. Fernandez as Male News Reporter
- Judy Echavez as Female News Reporter
Christian Clemenson, Christopher Redman, Wes Ramsey and David Lee Smith are reprising established recurring roles. Brennan Elliott was in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes “A Bullet Runs Through It, Part 1″ and “A Bullet Runs Through It, Part 2″ during the show’s sixth season. Paul Tei guest-starred in “Cross-Jurisdictions”, the CSI episode that introduced Miami. Erik Scott Smith has appeared on both CSI (“A Night at the Movies”) and CSI: New York (“Sweet 16″). The other actors are new to the franchise.
On Wednesday at 10:00pm ET/PT, CSI: New York faces off against a friend in “Criminal Justice”:
The investigation of a brutal stabbing takes a dangerous turn when it’s discovered that evidence at the crime scene was planted, which pits the CSIs against a trusted colleague.
This is the eighth time Christine Moore has directed an episode of New York. Her most recent credit is for last season’s “Dead Inside”. Bill Haynes has eight New York scripts under his belt, including “Battle Scars” from earlier this season.
“Criminal Justice” will feature the following actors and actresses in guest-starring roles:
- D.B. Sweeney as A.D.A. Craig Hansen
- John Charles Meyer as Antonio Reyes
- Judith Hoag as Mrs. Reynolds
- Jeff Perry as Judge
- Sophie Sinise as Karen Winston
- Joe Manganiello as Rob Meyers
- Kristin Richardson as Sarah Hansen
- Shane Silva as Bailiff
- Kent Shocknek as Reporter
Sophie Sinise, daughter of CSI: NY‘s leading man Gary Sinise, makes her acting debut in the episode. D.B. Sweeney has appeared on CSI (“Early Rollout”) and Miami (“Body Count”). Joe Manganiello also has credits for the other two members of the franchise (“Daddy’s Little Girl” for CSI and “Target Specific” for Miami). Kristin Richardson guest-starred in “Room Service” during CSI‘s sixth season, and she appeared in “CSI: My Nanny” during the sixth season of Miami. Judith Hoag was in the CSI episode “Getting Off” during the show’s fourth season, and Jeff Perry was in the season three episode “Last Laugh”.
Rounding out the week on Thursday at 9:00pm ET/PT, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will air “Sin City Blue”, and the team will continue its pursuit of a serial killer:
Two beautiful women are murdered in a Las Vegas hotel and the CSIs uncover an unusual killer during their investigation. Meanwhile, Langston continues to hunt ‘Dr. Jekyll’.
Executive producer Louis Milito directed the episode, which marks his third time in the director’s chair. His latest credit is for last season’s “Hog Heaven”. The story for “Sin City Blue” was written by Daniel Steck, who also wrote the story for “If I Had a Hammer” last season. David Rambo and Jacqueline Hoyt penned the teleplay for the episode. Rambo has 18 writing credits for the show, including “Coup de Grace” from earlier this season. Hoyt has 10 credits, most recently for this season’s “Death and the Maiden”.
The episode will feature the following guest stars:
- Jon Wellner as Henry Andrews
- Jose Zuniga as Det. Chris Cavaliere
- Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
- Raphael Sbarge as Donald Fiore
- James Frain as Jeffrey Hughes
- Emily Montague as Karen Jones
- Jocelin Donahue as Jillian Rose
- Bernardo Badillo as Juan Rivera
- Rachel Morihiro as Suki
- Dustin Lee Abraham as Hungover Guy
- Sebastian Tillinger as Brian Crowley
- Annette Lesure as Jenny Ochoa
- Rick Cramer as Capt. Mike Wilson
- Gene Farber as Joe (the Bartender)
- Christina Romero as Mrs. Hughes
- Rome Kanda as Yuki
- Joseph Patrick Kelly as Officer Metcalf
Jon Wellner and Jose Zuniga are reprising established recurring roles, and Larry Mitchell and Joseph Patrick Kelly are back as Officer Mitchell and Officer Metcalf. Supervising producer Dustin Lee Abraham will take his turn in front of the camera by playing a man with a hangover in the episode. Raphael Sbarge has appeared in all three members of the franchise: he was in “Ch-Ch-Changes” during the fifth season of CSI, “Backstabbers” during Miami‘s fifth season and the season one finale of New York, “What You See is What You See”. Bernardo Badillo guest-starred in the Miami episode “Chip/Tuck” during season seven.
“Show Stopper”, “Criminal Justice” and “Sin City Blue” begin airing January 11 on CBS.