News BulletsBy Christian
January 25, 2005 - 5:37 PM
- Monday's repeat of CSI: Miami's "Legal" tied in the Nielsen ratings race with a new episode of the NBC show Medium, as both shows received a 10.2 rating with a 16 share. However, Zap2It reports that Medium managed to defeat CSI: Miami in terms of total viewers.
- The William Petersen Appreciation Page reports the interesting rumour that the original CSI may no longer be filmed in the show's current studio complex in Santa Clarita next year, but may instead move to the larger Universal Studios in Los Angeles itself.
- The WPAP has also been updated with several new features related to William Petersen (Gil Grissom). There are new screencaps for the Twilight Zone episode Need To Know, which featured Petersen, and for the fifth-season CSI episodes Who Shot Sherlock? and Snakes. Finally, there are some new images of William Petersen at the recent TV Guide Awards.
- Over at JFO, there are new photos of the appearance Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) made at the Kern County Crime Labs Open House in Bakersfield, California.
- Toronto Sun TV critic BILL BRIOUX recently bumped into CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, and managed to get confirmation that the producers are planning to lighten up the tone of CSI: New York. Zuiker also admitted that they were still trying to find their way with the show, but that things weren't as bad as with CSI: Miami, where they ended up having to write Kim Delaney (Megan Donner) out of the show after just half a season. You can read the original article here.
- Yahoo has a new photo of former CSI: Miami cast member Rory Cochrane (Tim Speedle) arriving at the premiere of the new Robert DeNiro film Hide and Seek.
- Yet more schools are finding that their students have become more interested in forensic science following the debut of CSI: Davis High in Utah, profiled in the Deseret Morning News, Pittsford-Mendon High School in New York, profiled in the Clarion-Ledger, Science North in Sudbury, who you can read about in Northern Life Magazine, the University of North Texas, written about by the North Texas E-News, and finally the Manatee Community College, profiled in the Manatee Herald.
- According to a press release from CBS parent company Viacom, the company is launching a three-year public education initiative to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS issues. CSI: New York is named as one of shows that are incorporating HIV/AIDS themes in upcoming episodes as the result of briefing sessions on the topic for the creative teams behind those shows.
- Meanwhile, there are also more real-life forensic experts who have been talking to the media about how their line of work differs from the glamour seen on CSI. There's the investigators at the Kentucky State Police crime lab, who've been interviewed by the Courier Journal, the Mississipi father-and-son coroner team of Doug and Butch Benedict who have been profiled at the Hattiesburg American, and finally the attendants of a forensics conference in Indianapolis, who you can read about in the Indy Star.
- This Saturday, Gary Sinise (Mac Taylor) will be performing with his Lt. Dan Band at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California. The show starts at 8:00pm, with doors opening two hours before that. Tickets can be purchased here at TicketMaster.
- MediaWeek reports that CBS will be moving its new reality show Wickedly Perfect from Thursday at 8:00pm to Saturday at the same time, just three weeks after the show debuted as the CSI lead-in. CBS will be plugging the hole in their schedule with - you guessed it - repeats of the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, meaning that for the near future fans will be able to enjoy a double CSI header on Thursday night.
- Did you know that the $55,000 Hummers used by Horatio Caine and his team on CSI: Miami were donated for free by General Moters? Read all about it in an article on the ever-increasing trend of product placement.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People recently announced the nominees for its 2005 Image Awards. Both Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown) and Hill Harper (Dr. Sheldon Hawkes) were nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category, while Harper was also one of the celebrities who presented the nominations. Meanwhile, Khandi Alexander (Alexx Woods) is up for an award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The awards will be presented on the 18th and 19th of March in Los Angeles. Thanks go out to 'ThisIsMe' for this!
- The sound editors of the three CSI shows have received a combined total of seven nominations for the Golden Reel Awards, the annual awards presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors organisation. In the Best Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement for the Short Form category, both the original CSI's "Down the Drain" and New York's "Outside Man" were nominated. In the Sound Effects and Foley for the Short Form category, all three shows received one nomination: the original CSI for "Down the Drain," New York for "Officer Blue" and Miami for "Lost Son." In the Music for the Short Form, only the original CSI's "No Humans Involved has a shot at an award. Meanwhile, Miami benefited from the fact that its "Crime Wave" episode had a length of 90 minutes, and thus was eligible for all of the Long Form categories, by also snatching a nomination in the Best Sound Effects and Foley for the Long Form category. The full list of nominees can be found here, while the actual awards will be presented during a ceremony on Saturday the 26th of February.
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