CBS posted a press release offering fans a reminder of what happened at the end of last season, along with what they can expect when the new season starts next month. Below, you can find excerpts about the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series finale, along with the season premieres of CSI: Cyber, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Criminal Minds. (As previously reported, the new spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will not debut until midseason.)
SEASON FINALE: The CSI team faced their final struggle with the Gig Harbor killer, whose motive was finally exposed to be killing his long lost sister. Also, Brother Larson (Eric Roberts) turned out to be the Winthrop twins’ father, Greg and Morgan found Finlay clinging to life in the trunk of a car and Stokes decided to accept the director’s job in San Diego.
SERIES FINALE: In the special two-hour series finale, a catastrophic event paralyzes Las Vegas, and Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and Jim Brass return to help the team with the investigation. Also, D.B. Russell and Sara Sidle make decisions regarding the future of their crime-fighting careers, and Lady Heather returns, creating maniacal controversy between Grissom and Sidle.
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The newest CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber, will kick off season two on Sunday, October 4 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Here’s a reminder of what happened at the end of season one, and a hint at what is in store for season two, including the addition of Ted Danson (DB Russell) to the Cyber cast:
SEASON FINALE: Avery confronted the hacker who released her patients’ information online when she was a psychologist, and Krumitz confronted the man who murdered his parents.
COMING UP: D.B. Russell, a civilian specialist, transfers from Las Vegas to become the director of the newly created division of Next Generation Cyber Forensics. He joins Avery and her team as they track down the most dangerous cyber criminals, beginning with the hacking of a home security system that turns into a homicide investigation. Also, Avery considers moving to a new position within the hierarchy of the FBI, Krumitz is a witness in his sister’s trial, Elijah deals with a delicate family situation and more is revealed about both Nelson’s and Raven’s backgrounds. Ted Danson joins the cast as D.B. Russell.
The seventh season of NCIS: Los Angeles will premiere on Monday, September 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the review of season six’s finale, and the preview for season seven’s premiere:
SEASON FINALE: The ongoing case involving Arkady and his personal connection to an oil tanker lead Callen, Sam, Deeks and Kensie to Moscow, where the team assumed multiple undercover identities in order to locate their suspects. Also, Callen uncovered new information regarding his father.
COMING UP: The seventh season premieres with Callen embarking on a secret project, leaving Sam and the entire team in the dark. After Hetty demands his operation be shut down, the team is tasked with locating Callen before he finds himself in over his head.
NCIS returns the following night, on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the description of season twelve’s finale and season thirteen’s premiere, including the guest appearance of Jon Cryer:
SEASON FINALE: NCIS investigated the Calling, a global terrorist group that recruits teens via the Internet, after Special Agent Ned Dornegat is killed in a bombing overseas. Following another attack by the group, Dornegat’s mother, CIA Officer Joanna Teague joined forces with the team to find the leaders. When Luke Harris, a former member of the group, is kidnapped by the Calling and taken to Iraq, Gibbs, DiNozzo and Joanna follow. Just as DiNozzo finds the Calling’s leader, Luke shoots Gibbs twice.
COMING UP: After being shot, Gibbs fights for his life aboard a Navy hospital ship, while DiNozzo and Joanna travel to Shanghai to try and take down the Calling. Jon Cryer guest stars as Gibbs’ surgeon, Dr. Cyril Taft. Mimi Rogers returns as CIA Officer Joanna Teague.
NCIS: New Orleans kicks off season two at 9:00pm ET/PT on Tuesday, September 22. Here’s the review of the season one finale, and the preview of season two, including previously announced cast upgrades:
SEASON FINALE: After Pride received intelligence that the ports were breached, placing the Navy and the Gulf Coast in harm’s way, he and his team followed every angle to determine what… or who… had entered their city. Also, when the mole was revealed to be Captain Messier, a trusted local law enforcement officer who had worked hand in hand with Pride and his team, the agents realized that the power of the local mob organization, the Broussard Syndicate, was stronger than they could have ever imagined.
COMING UP: In the second season premiere, a military convoy is attacked in order to steal a missile that is part of a Naval exercise. Pride and the team, believing that it is perpetrated by a group of anti-American militants, make plans for a dangerous undercover operation with potentially deadly consequences. Also, two recurring cast members are now series regulars: Shalita Grant, as ex-ATF Agent Sonja Percy, and Daryl Mitchell, as Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame.
Finally, the eleventh season of Criminal Minds premieres on Wednesday, September 30 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Check out this recap of season ten’s finale, along with a hint of what is to come this fall, including the addition of Aisha Tyler in a recurring role:
SEASON FINALE: Kate Callahan’s niece, Meg, and her best friend, Markayla, were kidnapped, and the BAU discovered that the girls were targeted by an online predator who posed as a teenager in order to traffic them to serial killers. The team was able to track down the kidnappers and rescue Meg, thanks to Markayla’s information following her escape. Also, Kate resigned, telling Hotch she wanted to spend time with her children, and Reid learned that J.J. was pregnant.
COMING UP: The 11th season begins with the BAU interviewing different candidates to join their ranks in the wake of Kate’s departure, including a forensic psychologist, Dr. Tara Lewis, who is eager to assist their efforts. Also, the BAU hunts for a serial killer who leaves behind distinctive evidence that points to someone intent on revenge. Aisha Tyler joins the cast in a recurring role as Dr. Tara Lewis.