Much like our article from the 2012-2013 TV season, CSI Files tracked down a list of former writers from the CSI franchise to see where they’re stationed for the 2013-2014 season.
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Hill Harper’s role on Covert Affairs is very different from his CSI: New York character, Dr Sheldon Hawkes—and that suits him just fine. “It’s awesome for me,” the actor told TV Guide. “I did nine years on CSI: NY, where I played such a nice, nice, nice guy, and everyone loved Dr. Hawkes, so it’s nice to dive into a show that’s very different from a procedural—it’s serialized—and to play a character that has so much edge. On CSI: NY, the audience knew I was a really good guy, and I caught the bad guy. But the audience doesn’t know if I’m the bad guy, the good guy, the OK guy on Covert, and I love it.”
The ninth and final season of CSI: New York premiered on Channel 5 in the UK on Tuesday, July 30. Sela Ward (Jo Danville) told Digital Spy that she was “sad” to see CSI: New York end. However, she explained, “It’s something I can’t control. It’s literally all about the bottom line and ratings. It’s just the game of broadcast television.” Regarding her time spent on the crime drama, Ward added, “I really enjoyed it, it was a lot of fun and I think it was a great show.”
For AJ Buckley (Adam Ross), the biggest problem with New York’s cancellation was the lack of closure. “Some of us were hoping we would come back and knowingly have one ‘final’ season because there was no closure,” the actor told Yahoo! TV UK. Despite not having a “proper send-off”, Buckley had great things to say about his time on CSI: NY. “It was a good run,” he shared. “I’m so lucky and blessed to be part of such a big franchise and something that was successful for so long. I’ve built some real friendships from the show, after spending eight years there and Carmine [Giovinazzo, Danny Messer], Hill [Harper, Dr Sheldon Hawkes] and Eddie [Cahill, Don Flack] have become really good friends.”
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As CSI Files previously reported, former CSI: New York actor Hill Harper (Dr Sheldon Hawkes) has a role in the upcoming fourth season of the USA Network series Covert Affairs, which premieres tonight at 9:00pm ET/PT. You can find a brief interview embedded after the jump, along with a clip from the premiere (please note that the interview plays automatically):
As CSI Files previously reported, former CSI: New York actress Natalie Martinez (Jamie Lovato) has a major role in the CBS summer series Under the Dome. She plays Linda, a deputy turned sheriff in the beleaguered town of Chester’s Mill. Martinez will be one of the actors chatting live on Twitter during tonight’s episode, starting at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT. You can find four images below, including two behind-the-scenes photos from the Dome set, and one picture from last week’s live chat featuring Martinez and other members of the cast:
You can also check out a clip from tonight’s episode embedded after the jump, featuring Martinez’s character in the middle of a tense situation:
Former CSI: New York actor AJ Buckley (Adam Ross) is currently in New Mexico filming a guest spot on the A&E Network series Longmire. The role reunites Buckley with Lou Diamond Phillips, who worked with him on the 1999 film In a Class of His Own.
In addition to this television appearance, Buckley recently spent time in New Orleans, Louisiana making the independent film North Of Hell, a dark comedy starring Patrick Wilson, Katherine Heigl and Jordana Brewster. Buckley is also a producer on the project, which will be released in 2014 according to IMDb. Here are some of the pictures Buckley posted on Twitter in May and June, when they were filming the movie:
Former CSI: New York leading lady Sela Ward (Jo Danville) celebrates her birthday today, July 11. She was born on this day in 1956.
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.
Fans of former CSI: New York actor Hill Harper (Dr Sheldon Hawkes) will be able to see him back on TV later this month, when the fourth season of Covert Affairs premieres on the USA Network on Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00pm ET/PT. “After being on a series for nine years, I wanted to make sure the next thing I did was the right thing,” Harper told TV Fanatic, which allowed him to make the leap from network television to a cable series. As CSI Files previously reported, Harper plays a CIA bureau chief named Calder Michaels, who is operating out of Columbia.
Here are two photos of Harper from a recent press visit to the Covert set:
You can find an interview embedded after the jump, in which Harper describes his role and reveals that Calder “brings a lot of conflict” to the series. There’s also a promo for the new season, which offers a glimpse of Harper’s character in action. (Please note that the first video might play automatically.)
As CSI Files previously reported, Gary Sinise (CSI: New York’s Mac Taylor) is currently focused on working with his foundation to honor current and former US service members. The Veterans Health Administration posted a public service announcement (PSA) on Monday featuring Sinise, in which the actor encouraged Americans to help veterans by volunteering. Sinise also supports the Get Skills to Work program, which seeks to match qualified veterans with careers in manufacturing—you can find the PSA, as well as a video about Get Skills to Work, embedded after the jump:
During its nine seasons on the air, CSI: New York gave leading man Gary Sinise (Mac Taylor) “stability” as an actor. “I didn’t have to worry about what my job was,” Sinise told CBS News. “And I could do a lot of good things. It allowed me to start my own foundation. It allowed me to do things with music that has been very beneficial to folks.” Now that CSI: NY has been cancelled, Sinise will concentrate on his work with the aforementioned Gary Sinise Foundation. Even though he’s moving forward, the actor reflected fondly on his time with the crime drama:
It was a great nine years. In the beginning, I didn’t know how I’d feel about doing a show over a long time period of time. But unless you have a long-running series, most actors just go job to job if you’re lucky to keep working. You just do a movie or a play or a TV thing, and it’s over at some point. This was the first time in my life as an actor or an entertainment person — aside from being the artistic director of Steppenwolf [Theatre Company] for a period about seven years, this is the first time in my life that I’ve had a steady job…And it was a great, wonderful group of people to work with over a nine-year period. Will I miss it? Yeah, but I knew it would come to an end at some point. After doing it for five years, getting another four years out of it was all gravy and icing on the cake. So I’m very grateful we had the time together on that.
Be sure to check out the full interview on CBSNews.com.
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It doesn’t seem long ago that the second CSI: Crime Scene Investigation spinoff, CSI: New York, was launched. In reality, it was over nine years ago, a time when the television landscape was vastly different. It was the season that launched classics such as Desperate Housewives and Lost, during a season in which ratings were booming and network television was the place to be. Now, years later, all three shows are now gone, the lone survivor of a series that premiered during the 2004-2005 season being Grey’s Anatomy. CSI: NY was cancelled by CBS last month after a nine-season, 197-episode run–no feat to sneeze at.
On the show since the very first season Pam Veasey helped craft and tool the series with its own distinct flavor. Whereas the original CSI and older sibling CSI: Miami premiered with an emphasis on the forensic science–after all, the franchise was about crime scene investigations–NY went in with a mandate to focus on character, blend it with the signature staple of the series, and make it its own. Something that kept the show on for many years.
With the complete and final season available on DVD today, Shane Saunders spoke with executive producer and showrunner Pam Veasey exclusively to examine the show’s origins, critical changes, cast departures, and more hot topics from the show’s nine years.
As CSI Files previously reported, the ninth season of CSI: New York is available on DVD starting today, June 25. Here is the updated cover art, which reflects the fact that this is the show’s final season (link opens in new tab):
You can find a list of special features, as well as a few video clips, after the jump:
The first episode of Under the Dome will air tonight at 10:00pm ET/PT on CBS. The summer series is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, and the cast includes former CSI: New York actress Natalie Martinez (Jamie Lovato). Here are some promotional and behind-the-scenes photos featuring Martinez, including several images from a screening in Wilmington, North Carolina—click the thumbnails to see them full-sized:
You can find more information and embedded videos after the jump!