‘Dead Air’ & ‘Nine Thirteen’ Official Details


Both members of the franchise air new episodes this week, featuring the murder of a news anchor and the latest mysterious death at a notorious skyscraper. Official plot details and cast lists can be found after the jump.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation returns on Wednesday at 10:00pm ET/PT with “Dead Air”:

The CSIs investigate the demise of a prominent news anchor during a live broadcast.

“Dead Air” marks the directorial debut of Producer Phil Conserva. Co-Executive Producer Joe Pokaski has written four previous episodes of CSI, including “Wild Flowers” from earlier this season.

The following guest stars will appear in the episode:

  • Alex Carter as Detective Vartann
  • Daniel Roebuck as Fred Paulsen
  • Spencer Grammer as Ella St. James
  • Lenny Jacobson as Denny Jones
  • Abigail Klein as Rainy Days
  • Jacob Zachar as Chad Lane
  • Danielle Bisutti as Theresa Shea
  • Tom Choi as Director
  • Richard Blake as Robbie
  • Felisha Terrell as Competitive Reporter

Alex Carter is reprising his established recurring role as Detective Vartann. Daniel Roebuck was in season six’s “Rashomama”, and he also appeared in the CSI: Miami episode “Getting Axed” during the show’s eighth season. Spencer Grammer previously guest-starred on CSI: New York (“Flash Pop”). Danielle Bisutti was in three episodes of Miami’s tenth and final season, most recently the penultimate episode, “Law & Disorder”. Tom Choi guest-starred in “No Man’s Land” during Miami’s fifth season. The other actors are new to the franchise.

On Friday, CSI: New York investigates a murder tied to a mysterious location in “Nine Thirteen” at 9:00pm ET/PT:

The CSIs investigate when a masked man is found at the bottom of a notorious skyscraper known for its history of mysterious deaths. Meanwhile, on her day off, Jo runs into a stranger with a surprising link to her past.

Executive Producer Pam Veasey is credited as director and writer for “Nine Thirteen”, which marks her first time helming the series. She penned the teleplay based on a story she co-wrote with David Fallon. Veasey has written 38 previous episodes, most recently “Unspoken” from earlier this season. This is Fallon’s first CSI: NY credit.

The episode will feature the following actors and actresses in guest-starring roles:

  • Natalie Martinez as Detective Jamie Lovato
  • Johann Urb as Grant Holliston
  • Laura Vandervoort as Macy Sullivan
  • Robert Baker as Calvin George
  • Andy T. Tran as Thug
  • Moneer Yaqubi as Alex Henley
  • Daniel Theodore as Gabe Breslin

Natalie Martinez is back as Jamie Lovato. Johann Urb guest-starred in the Miami episode “Stalkerazzi” during the show’s second season. Laura Vandervoort appeared in “Big Shots” during the seventh season of CSI, and Robert Baker was in season four’s “Fur and Loathing”. The other actors are new to the franchise.

“Dead Air” and “Nine Thirteen” begin airing January 16 on CBS.

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