CBS has unveiled the network’s schedule for the 2013-2014 television season, and you can find the information—along with new series previews—after the jump!
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Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) has signed on for a major role in Intelligence, a crime drama pilot from CBS. The series follows a US Cyber Command unit that centers around an agent with a microchip implanted in his brain; this modification gives him access to the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Helgenberger will play the Cybercom director, Lillian. Josh Holloway (Lost) will portray the enhanced agent, Gabriel Black, and James Martinez (Breaking Bad) is signed on to play federal investigator Gonzo Sanchez. Other names attached to the project are Michael Seitzman (creator/executive producer), Rene Echevarria (executive producer), and David Semel (director/executive producer). Intelligence is based on the unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon.
Greg Sanders has gone from lab rat to field mouse on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation over the course of thirteen seasons, and is a prime example of a character going on a journey during the show’s run. Played with aplomb by Eric Szmanda, the former DNA expert has come into his own as a CSI Level III, working diligently and thoroughly with his more seasoned coworkers. With his vast knowledge of Las Vegas history he’s been showcased in many episodes as an Old Vegas expert, and even wrote his own book on the subject. In the following exclusive interview with Shane Saunders, Szmanda likens Greg’s growing sense of maturity to the actor’s real life and explains why he’s still enjoying the role after thirteen years.
As CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s thirteenth season approaches the finish line, the flagship series will address–once and for all–Sara Sidle’s long-distance marriage complications to her husband Gil Grissom, Nick Stokes’ career crisis, Conrad Ecklie’s promotion dilemma, and more. CSI Files has the exclusive details on this season’s remaining episodes.
You can find more than a dozen photos below, featuring the cast and crew of CSI: New York and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The first two rows include images from New York, which finished filming season nine last week. The third row contains pictures from CSI, including images of former leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows), who visited her friends on the set late last month. Click each thumbnail to see the full-sized photo:
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) has joined Twitter, a publicist has confirmed to CSI Files. You can follow her on Twitter: @MargHelgen.
The cameras are rolling on the set of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation today for the first day of production on Season Thirteen, a remarkable milestone for the CBS drama series; an accomplishment most shows in today’s television landscape aren’t able to achieve. After ending the previous season with multiple cliffhangers back in May, fans have been left asking some rather important questions: Will Ecklie die? Is Nick really leaving the lab? Who’s following Finlay? How will DB find his granddaughter? Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner and writer Don McGill, who recently signed a new deal with CBS Television Studios, was able to address these topics and much more with Shane Saunders during a recent chat. (Spoilers after the jump!)
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) appeared in the latest episode of HGTV’s Design Star, where she helped judge the contestants on the party suites they created in honor of Hollywood’s 125th birthday. “I love architecture and design, and thought the show would be fun to do,” the actress told TV Guide. Regarding the challenge itself, Helgenberger added, “I’ve always enjoyed throwing parties, so I thought the challenge would be a great deal of fun.”
You can find a picture of Helgenberger with the Design Star judges below—click to see it full-sized:
Helgenberger’s episode of Design Star aired this past Tuesday, June 26, and the full episode will be available on Hulu after a four day delay.
Writers’ assistant Michael FX Daley has written two previous episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, season eight’s “Lying Down With Dogs” and “Man Up” from last season. This week’s installment, “Split Decisions”, is his third credit for the series, and he co-wrote the episode with Co-Executive Producer Richard Catalani. Daley answered some questions for CSI Files’ Rachel Trongo about the writing process, CSI’s transitional twelfth season, and a unique forensic process that will be featured in “Split Decisions”.
Elisabeth Shue joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Julie “Finn” Finlay, a blood spatter expert from Seattle, Washington in this season’s fourteenth episode. In her first television role as a series regular since Call to Glory, the Academy Award nominee has stepped in as the show’s new leading lady, injecting and rejuvenating the twelve year old series with fresh blood, and portraying a character with an intriguing background that continues to be explored. In an exclusive interview with Shane Saunders, Shue talks about the ongoing evolution of her character, dismisses theories, and shares what it’s like working with established cast members.
The FBI returns to Las Vegas when a lawyer’s murder ties into their ongoing case against Ceressus Logistics.
On most occasions, Dr Al Robbins is seen in the morgue performing autopsies with scalpel in hand, but in Season Twelve of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Robert David Hall‘s onscreen alter ego has stepped outside of the dimly lit lab more frequently to visit more crime scenes–including some close to home. With less than two months remaining in the show’s twelfth season, Hall chats with Shane Saunders to discuss character development, working with new cast members, and his upcoming hiatus plans.
Since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s first episode nearly twelve years ago, Paul Guilfoyle‘s Captain Jim Brass has put forth a sarcastic edge and tough demeanor, a personality unlike any other member of the CSI team. A struggling father trying to reach out to his troubled daughter, the character has had his share of personal and work-related problems over the course of the series, but in real life his alter ego is a successful actor, family man, and friend. In a season filled with comings and goings, Guilfoyle talks with Shane Saunders to discuss his future involvement with the series, the character’s complex history, and who he thinks is a perfect fit as the former Mrs. Brass (hint: it’s not a female).
As CSI Files previously reported, CBS.com has an ongoing webseries called “Anatomy of a TV Hit”, which offers fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The first five episodes of the webseries are already online, and in case you haven’t seen them yet, you can find them embedded after the jump.
Richard Catalani, a former criminalist, has worked in several different capacities on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Technical consultant, writer, and Co-Executive Producer, Catalani certainly stays busy. A co-writer on this season’s “Willows in the Wind,” Catalani took some time out of his schedule to answer some burning questions from the episode with CSI Files’ Shane Saunders.