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‘World CSI Day’ Shatters Guinness World Record

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

As CSI Files previously reported, CBS attempted to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Ever TV Drama Simulcast” during “World CSI Day” last Wednesday, March 4. The results are in, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has officially broken the record! The CSI episode “Kitty”, which introduced CSI: Cyber, aired in 171 countries at 7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT), and it was streamed in the United States on CBS.com from 4:00pm-12:00am PST.


Related: ‘CSI:Cyber’ Premieres Tomorrow, On ‘World CSI Day’, Happy ‘World CSI Day’!

CBS Attempts Record-Breaking ‘World CSI Day’

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

CBS has announced “World CSI Day”, a global event intended to help CSI: Crime Scene Investigation break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Ever TV Drama Simulcast”. (The current record is held by Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode, which was broadcast in 98 countries across six continents in November 2013.) “World CSI Day” will celebrate 15 years of the groundbreaking crime drama, as well as the premiere of the latest member of the franchise, CSI: Cyber. Here’s a quote from CSI creator Anthony Zuiker:

When CSI premiered, I had no idea it would become the sensational global franchise it is today. CSI has taken on Las Vegas, Miami, New York and now, with CSI: Cyber, we dive into the vast world of cyber crime, where we can instantly be connected to anyone, anywhere in the world at any time. I can’t think of a better way to kick off CSI: Cyber and celebrate 15 years of international success than with a worldwide simulcast.

You can find more information (including date and time) after the jump!

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Hulu Acquires Exclusive ‘CSI’ SVOD Rights

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Hulu has signed a multi-year agreement with CBS, which gives them exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) rights to more than 300 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. This is the first time CSI has been licensed to an SVOD service, and fans with a Plus subscription will be able to watch earlier seasons of the show on Hulu.com starting in April. As the exclusive SVOD home to all episodes of CSI, Hulu will add full libraries of past seasons ahead of future series premieres.

“The original series from the most successful franchise in television history has been licensed to the SVOD market for the first time,” said Scott Koondel, Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS Corporation. “This agreement and previous deals with our partners at Hulu further validates how well CBS procedural dramas perform on subscription services. And, at a time when the CBS Television Network is getting ready to premiere the next generation of the CSI franchise with CSI: Cyber, it’s very exciting to make available all 14 seasons of the show that started it all to Hulu subscribers and CSI’s passionate fan base.”

CBS Accidentally Promotes ‘CSI’ Series Finale

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

As CSI Files previously reported, CBS will air the final two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s fifteenth season back-to-back on Sunday, February 15. During last night’s episode of NCIS, the network had an on-screen advertisement for the “series finale” of the crime drama, which was also reflected in some cable listings. CSI’s future is uncertain at this point in time, but CBS Executive Vice President of Communications Chris Ender posted these tweets clarifying that the “series finale” designation was a mistake:


You can find several more tweets after the jump, from the official CSI writers’ room account and Executive Producer Louis Milito:

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‘CSI’ Airs New Episodes On January 25 & 27

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

CSI Files previously reported that CSI would air its next new episode on Sunday, January 25. The official press release for “Merchants of Menace” confirms that the episode will air at 9:00pm ET/PT. A second episode of CSI, “Hero to Zero”, will follow in the show’s usual 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot.

On Tuesday, January 27, CSI will air a new episode on a special night and time. “The Last Ride” airs at 10:00pm ET/PT, following repeats of NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans. (Here’s a link to the CBS schedule; click “next week” on the top right to see the full primetime schedule for January 25 and January 27.)

Tragedy Strikes In The ‘CSI’ Season Finale

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s season 15 finale, “End Game”, will find several characters in mortal danger. (Spoilers after the jump!)

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‘CSI’ Takes Two Weeks Off, Returns January 25

Friday, January 9th, 2015

As CSI Files previously reported, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will not air this Sunday, January 11. Instead, CBS has pushed the entire primetime lineup back an hour, putting a new episode of The Good Wife at 10:00pm ET/PT. CSI will also not be on the schedule next Sunday, January 18. CBS will air a new episode of the freshman drama Scorpion in the 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot following NFL’s AFC Championship game.

The next new episode of CSI, “Merchants of Menace”, is scheduled for January 25. According to the latest press release, the episode will air in its usual 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot; however, the official schedule on CBS Press Express indicates that CSI will air back-to-back episodes that night from 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT. (We’ll post a clarification when more information is available.)

‘CSI’ Delayed For Some ET/CT Viewers

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Tonight’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Dead Woods”, will air late for some viewers in the Eastern and Central timezones. (It will air on time for Mountain and Pacific viewers.) Here’s a tweet with more information:


‘CSI’ Delayed For ET/CT Viewers

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Tonight’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was scheduled to start at 10:30pm ET (9:30pm CT)/10:00pm PT. Due to an NFL doubleheader, “Angle of Attack” will air 18 minutes later for viewers in the Eastern and Central timezones. (Mountain and Pacific viewers will get the episode on time.) Here’s a tweet:


‘CSI’ Delayed For Some ET/CT Viewers

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Tonight’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Dead Rails”, will air late for some viewers in the Eastern and Central timezones. Here are two tweets from the official CSI account with more information:


‘CSI’ Delayed For Some ET/CT Viewers, Plus Episode Clips

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will air “Let’s Make a Deal” tonight, but it will be delayed for some viewers in the ET/CT timezones. (MT/PT viewers won’t experience delays.) Here are two tweets from CBS reflecting the altered schedule:


You can find two sneak peeks from the episode after the jump!

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CBS Announces ‘CSI:Cyber’ Premiere Date, Tentative ‘CSI’ Finale

Friday, December 5th, 2014

CSI Files previously reported that CSI: Cyber would take over the 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot on Sundays, following CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s season 15 finale. However, CBS changed their plan, announcing that CSI: Cyber will debut on Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00pm ET/PT. This takes the place of the current timeslot occupant, Stalker, which will return to the schedule later in the season.

The new series Battle Creek will take over CSI’s timeslot starting March 1. This is two weeks after the tentative finale for CSI season 15, which is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 15. (This leaves some leeway for CSI, which could be preempted due to NFL doubleheaders on December 21 and/or December 28. Please note that the CSI finale date is not official.)


Related: CBS Lowers ‘CSI’ Season Order To 18 Episodes

‘CSI’ Delayed By One Extra Minute In ET/CT Timezones

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will start only a minute later than scheduled for viewers in the Eastern and Central timezones tonight. (It airs at the usual time for Mountain and Pacific viewers.) Here’s a tweet about the delay:


‘CSI’ Delayed For ET/CT Viewers

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Tonight’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Road to Recovery”, will air late for viewers in the Eastern and Central timezones (no delays for Mountain and Pacific viewers). Here’s a tweet from the official CSI account:


‘CSI’ Delayed For Some Viewers, Plus Sneak Peeks

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Tonight’s episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be delayed 15 minutes for some viewers in the Eastern and Central timezones. Here’s a tweet:


CSI Files previously posted a sneak peek from “The Twin Paradox”, and you can find two more clips after the jump, along with interviews.

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