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!
“World CSI Day” will take place on Wednesday, March 4 (or Thursday, March 5, depending on time zone). The spinoff’s backdoor pilot, “Kitty” (original airdate April 30, 2014), will air in more than 150 countries at 7:00pm EST on March 4 (12:00am GMT on March 5), and it will be streamed in the United States on CBS.com from 4:00pm-12:00am PST. Here’s a link to figure out your local time for the simulcast: Time Zone Converter.
In addition to the simulcast, CBS is celebrating “World CSI Day” with special collectors’ edition art. The art was commissioned to commemorate each series in the CSI franchise, and it will be featured on the shows’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with CBS.com. Here are some relevant links: