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By Carolina
September 21, 2005 - 8:17 PM

  • According to Variety, CSI: Miami's season premiere "From The Grave" managed to crown the show the most watched program of the night. The episode pulled in a 6.7/16 of the share in adults 18-49, or 19.21 million viewers. However, the ratings are down 19% from last season's premiere episode "Lost Son." A full ratings report will be available by the end of the week.

  • Jerry Bruckheimer was recently profiled by the Detroit News. The producer told the newspaper why he prefers television over movies. "I pitch a show to a network, I get an answer in a week, and I'm filming by May," Bruckheimer said. "Movies take five or six years to get produced. I never set out to have this many shows on. I've been very fortunate."

  • StricktlyInc.com now has a special pre-order offer to CSI trading card fans. Three limited edition 8 card sets, for each of the CSI shows, are now selling for 4.99 pounds and the orders will ship out late October. The website has so far released three editions of the CSI trading cards, two of Miami, and one of New York.

  • Screen caps of the CSI: Miami premiere are now available at jon-togo.net, a website dedicated to actor Jonathan Togo (Ryan Wolfe).

  • The David Caruso (Horatio Caine) website DavidCarusoFans.com has been updated with screen caps from the Miami episodes "Camp Fear," "Dispo Day," and "Slaughterhouse."

  • Actor Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders) recently attended the Toronto Film Festival. If you'd like to see the actor at the event, the website Eric Szmanda Galleries has added a few candid shots to its archive.

  • Issue 21 of the CSI: Official DVD available for purchase soon. The issue includes an interview with actor Robert David Hall (Dr. Al Robbins), a profile on comparative microscopes, and a closer look at the mind of stalkers. Other issues are already out and available for purchase.

  • TV Guide recently talked to Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown) about his performance at last Sunday's Emmys. The actor said he had a good time singing at the awards show but wasn't aware his performance would be judged. He also expressed his disappointment about the lack of nominations for CSI. Thanks to Elyse for this!

  • CSI: New York's new competitor, Invasion, premieres this week at 10pm on ABC. The show has received favorable reviews by various critics, and some predict it might become as big as the X-Files. Invasion revolves around the government and public's reaction to an imminent alien invasion, and though the pilot opens with a massive hurricane, which some might consider a bad omen in light of Katrina, the critics agree itís worth a look. The New York Daily News wrote this might appeal to fans who are interested in the paranormal.

  • Real-life crime scene investigator Jim Vail recently talked to CBS 2 in Chicago about what real CSIs do and don't do. "All we do is collect the evidence," Vail said. "And [CSIs on TV] go out in teams of two or three or four. For the most part, we go out by ourselves." Vail also revealed CSI makes criminals believe they could get away with murder. "It's made offenders a little bit smarter. I had a gas station burglary where the security camera shows this guy scooting in on his belly so he didn't leave footprints. Of course, he was identified from the video."

  • Actors Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm In The Middle) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) four years ago created Clothes Off Our Back, an organization that auctions celebrities' clothes to benefit various children's charities. Marg Helgenberger donated the Monique Lhuillier gown she wore at the Emmys for the cause. You can bid on this and other clothes at the organization's official website. The auctions end on September 28th.

  • Helgenberger presented at the Emmys but it was William Petersen (Gil Grissom) who was originally supposed to attend. But the actor had to cancel due to a death in the family, and though that gave Helgenberger little time to find a dress, she was still profiled as one of the best dressed actresses of the night.

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