The USA Network series Covert Affairs has cast another former CSI franchise actor. As CSI Files previously reported, Hill Harper (CSI: New York’s Dr Sheldon Hawkes) has a major role on the series this season, and it has now been announced that former CSI: Miami actor Jonathan Togo (Ryan Wolfe) will join the Covert cast in a recurring role. (Spoilers ahead!) According to the Hollywood Reporter, Togo will appear in the second half of season four as Nelson Smith, a family man who is an associate of Henry Wilcox.
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Criminal Minds actress AJ Cook (JJ Jareau) recently did an interview with Parade Magazine, in which she discussed her role on the show and what fans can expect during season nine. She also spoke about the upcoming appearance from former CSI: Miami actress Eva La Rue (Natalia Boa Vista):
The casting this year has been amazing. We’ve been getting some of the best actors. Eva came along and she’s been so lovely. It’s funny sort of exchanging battle stories with her, because she was on CSI: Miami for so long. We love picking her brain about that experience! So she had a good time; she didn’t want to leave. Our crew is the best. We like to welcome our guest cast with open arms, and just welcome them into the family.
Be sure to check out more info about Criminal Minds at the source.
Former CSI: Miami actress Eva La Rue (Natalia Boa Vista) will appear in the upcoming ninth season of Criminal Minds. Here’s her original post on Twitter:
Wish I were still playing Natalia on CSI Miami,but playing Agent Mays on Criminal Minds is the next best thing! @CrimMinds_CBS
— Eva LaRue (@evalaruecappoo) August 14, 2013
There are no further details about the character or the extent of La Rue’s role at this time. However, the actress did share a photo of herself alongside Minds stars Shemar Moore and AJ Cook, which you can find after the jump!
Last September, CSI Files reported that Ubisoft was developing a CSI: Miami Facebook game. CSI: Miami Heat Wave was launched late last year for open beta testing on the social networking site, and now Ubisoft Mobile has released the game in the US App Store for fans to play on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Heat Wave is available for free, and you can watch a short video trailer for the game after the jump:
According to Digital TV Research, all three members of the CSI franchise were among the top five most-valuable imported drama series in Europe during 2012. NCIS was the number one programme, generating $205 million for European broadcasters. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation came in second with $188 million, followed by CSI: Miami with $168.4 million. Criminal Minds was fourth ($161.8 million), and CSI: New York earned fifth place with $124.6 million. Out of the top five, all but Criminal Minds are distributed by CBS Studios International (CBSSI); in total, CBSSI was Europe’s highest ranking distributor in 2012, generating $926 million from all of the imported drama series that are listed in the top 100.
CBS and Netflix have signed an extended licensing agreement for content in the United States, and CSI: New York is one of the shows that is now available for instant streaming under the new deal. Netflix customers can check out the first eight seasons of CSI: NY here, and all ten seasons of CSI: Miami are also available for streaming here.
Current and former franchise stars appeared at the CBS Summer Soirée last week. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actresses Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) and Elisabeth Harnois (Morgan Brody) posed with former leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows), who was at the event to promote her new series Intelligence. Former CSI: Miami actor Adam Rodriguez (Eric Delko) was at the party as well, promoting the 2013-2014 midseason legal drama Reckless. Natalie Martinez (Jamie Lovato), who appeared in CSI: New York’s final season, attended the soirée for her new show Under the Dome, which premieres Monday, June 24 on CBS. You can find eight images from the event below, along with one photo from the recent CBS Upfronts featuring Helgenberger—click to see each picture full-sized:
At last year’s Monte-Carlo Television Festival, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation took home the International TV Audience Award for a Drama Series for the third year in a row. This year, the cancelled spinoff CSI: Miami has been nominated, along with House and fellow CBS series The Mentalist. The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the 53rd Monte-Carlo Television Festival on June 13.
The entertainment finance firm Content Partners LLC has acquired a fifty-percent interest in the CSI franchise from an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. This makes Content Partners an equal stakeholder, with CBS Corporation owning the other fifty-percent interest in the franchise. This type of transaction provides the sellers with liquid assets; in exchange, Content Partners now owns half of the future production company revenue from old and new episodes of all three series.
Former CSI: Miami actress Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne) will guest star in the final two episodes of White Collar’s fourth season, starting with tonight’s penultimate episode of the USA Network series. Miami’s cancellation allowed Procter to spend more time with her young daughter, Pippa, and the smaller commitment of her White Collar role fits well with her new life. “It has been also perfect timing for me because I was able to take pretty much a full year off to be with my daughter,” the actress told TV Guide. “I thought I need to get more into TV mode, but I’m not fully there yet, and everyone at White Collar was so nice about it.”
Procter revealed that she won’t be looking for another role like Miami any time soon. “If CSI: Miami were starting, I don’t think I could do the job because the hours would be too long, and the subject matter would be too gruesome,” she explained. “I could never explain to [Pippa] what I was doing if I were preparing at home. So now I am definitely looking for something that requires a bit less time hours-wise and … not such a sad subject matter.”
You can read the full interview, which includes information about Procter’s White Collar role, on TVGuide.com.
CSI Files previously reported that former CSI: Miami star Eva La Rue would star in the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie Help For The Holidays, and we now have a first look photo from the upcoming holiday film (click to make the image bigger).
La Rue stars as Sara VanCamp, a mother of a family needing a serious wake-up call from Santa’s elf, played by Summer Glau (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grissom?”). The film airs December 9 on The Hallmark Channel.
For seven years on CSI: Miami, Eva La Rue‘s Natalia Boa Vista tracked down the creepiest creeps and witnessed some devastating scenery. Now, with the show no longer on the air the actress is setting her sights on more glamorous horizons with the launch of her new jewelry line. As one door closes, another door opens, and La Rue talked to Shane Saunders about the latest projects in her life.
CBS has signed a non-exclusive, multi-year licensing deal with the popular streaming website Hulu. The deal will add more than 2,600 shows from the network library to the Hulu Plus subscription service. CSI: Miami is one of the programmes that will be available starting in January 2013.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter