As CSI Files previously reported, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will end with a two-hour TV movie on Sunday, September 27. The network also revealed the full television schedule for the 2015-2016 season, and you can find more information after the jump!
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CBS announced today that CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will end with a two-hour TV movie, as previously reported. Original stars William Petersen (Gil Grissom) and Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) are set to reprise their roles in the series-ending storyline, which will air on Sunday, September 27. “We’re actually a little misty-eyed about this one,” CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said. “It was a series that was so important to this network, and we will have an epic finale to start the season.”
Additionally, it was announced that current CSI star Ted Danson (DB Russell) would join the cast of CSI: Cyber going into the show’s second season. He will be a series regular, but there is no further information about how else the cast might be affected by the “retooling” mentioned here. “It’s going to be a season of very big events,” Tassler revealed.
You can find some tweets after the jump, including one from Helgenberger!
CBS announced 15 renewals for the 2015-2016 season, including the freshman series CSI: Cyber. NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles will join freshman spinoff NCIS: New Orleans on the schedule this fall, and the original Criminal Minds has also been renewed. As CSI Files previously reported, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders has been picked up for the 2015-2016 season following the backdoor pilot that aired last month.
The future of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will likely be revealed at the CBS upfront presentation on Wednesday. The network is still deciding how to bring the long-running series to an end, with the two-hour movie mentioned here being the most likely option.
This week, CSI: Cyber will air the final three episodes of season one. “Ghost in the Machine” will air on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT following the season finales of NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans. As CSI Files previously reported, Cyber will air back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, May 13: “Bit by Bit” at 9:00pm ET/PT, followed by the season finale, “Family Secrets”, at 10:00pm ET/PT.
After the jump, you can find two interviews, “The Takeaway” videos, tweets and photos!
CBS Picks Up ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’, Plus ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘NCIS’, ‘NCIS:LA’ & ‘NCIS:NOLA’ NewsMonday, May 11th, 2015
CBS has announced that the planted Criminal Minds spinoff, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, has been picked up for the 2015-2016 season. Gary Sinise (Jack Garrett), Daniel Henney (Matthew Simmons) and Tyler James Williams (Russ “Monty” Montgomery) are listed under the show’s cast, but Anna Gunn (Lily Lambert) is rumored to be leaving the project. CBS also picked up a drama series called Limitless, which includes Sinise’s former CSI: New York costar Hill Harper (Dr Sheldon Hawkes) in the cast. (For more about Limitless, click the previous link.)
In total, the network has already ordered five new dramas and two new comedies for the fall; fans are still waiting for an announcement regarding the future of the original Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. (NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a second season back in January.)
After the jump, you can find a collection of Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS: LA and NCIS: NOLA news and spoilers that have been shared over the past month. (Contains 120+ embedded videos, tweets and photos.)
As CSI Files previously reported, the future of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation remains in question, with the show facing cancellation. After 15 seasons on the air, the network is considering options to give the show a final farewell, including a shortened season with as few as six episodes. Deadline now reports that another option could be a two-hour TV movie to serve as a series finale.
The freshman spinoff CSI: Cyber also has an uncertain future. However, Deadline states the show has a good chance for a second season, although it “may undergo some retooling.” Here are two tweets from a different source, which also suggest Cyber will get a second season and CSI will end with a movie:
No reply from CBS, but two sources tell me CSI: will end its legendary run on CBS next season with a two-hour movie. (1/2)
— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) May 9, 2015
In addition, #CSICyber is expected to return for a second season, according to two sources.
— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) May 9, 2015
When the fifteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ended in February after 18 episodes, the future of the series was left up in the air, and there has been no word from CBS about whether the show will be renewed for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Deadline reports that the network is considering options to bring CSI back for a final farewell, including an abbreviated season with as few as six episodes. However, this has not been confirmed, and there is a chance the show will be cancelled without any additional episodes. The fate of CSI might not be revealed until the CBS upfront presentation on Wednesday, May 13. This is the same day CSI: Cyber will air it’s two-hour season finale, which could end up being a series finale if CBS chooses not to renew the freshman spinoff.
Here is a tweet from former Supervising Producer David Rambo about the end of CSI:
— David Rambo (@Rambopolitan) May 1, 2015
Later this month, CBS will air an episode of CSI: Cyber on a special night and time. “URL, Interrupted” is scheduled to air on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The following night, “Selfie 2.0″ will air in the show’s usual 10:00pm ET/PT timeslot on Wednesday, April 22.
After the jump, you can find news about Cyber, along with videos and interviews featuring Patricia Arquette (Avery Ryan), James Van Der Beek (Elijah Mundo), Shad Moss (Brody Nelson), Charley Koontz (Daniel Krumitz), Hayley Kiyoko (Raven Ramirez), Peter MacNicol (Simon Sifter) and Producer Mary Aiken that have been shared over the past few weeks.
CBS shared a press release featuring the airdates for the network’s upcoming season finales. Criminal Minds will finish off season ten on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The following Tuesday, May 12, NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans will air their back-to-back season finales from 8:00-10:00pm ET/PT. CSI: Cyber wraps up its first season with a two-hour finale on Wednesday, May 13 from 9:00-11:00pm ET/PT. Finally, the sixth season of NCIS: Los Angeles will come to a close on Monday, May 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
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.
— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) March 10, 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!
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.”
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:
Dear Twitter chatter. Eyeliner graphic promoting this weekend's #CSI mistakenly said "Series Finale." It's the "Season Finale."
— Chris Ender (@soundbyte53) February 11, 2015
@aysrick We would never cancel a show in a promo five days before broadcast, especially one that has been this important to the Network.
— Chris Ender (@soundbyte53) February 11, 2015
You can find several more tweets after the jump, from the official CSI writers’ room account and Executive Producer Louis Milito:
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.)