Forensic fans can rejoice with the news that CBS is reviving the show that began our fascination with crime scene investigation with the pickup of a new spinoff, CSI: Vegas.
“Twenty-one years ago, we launched CSI and watched in awe as this new cinematic series launched an entire genre and became a groundbreaking juggernaut that still has global resonance today,” Kelly Kahl, president, CBS Entertainment, announced. “We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of forensic criminalists to the CSI brand and unite them with the legendary characters from the past who we still love, including the extraordinary William Petersen and Jorja Fox. Crimefighting technology has advanced dramatically over the last several years, and combined with classic CSI storytelling, we can’t wait to watch this new CSI team do what they do best: follow the evidence.”
The new series has been in the works for a year and was originally planned to premiere timed to the 20th anniversary of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation last October. But those plans were canceled by COVID-19. Word, at that time, was that the anniversary show was only going to be six episodes, so patience is paying off with a whole season of the series coming this fall.
“I’m excited to be bringing back the CSI franchise to all our fans who have been so loyal to us for all these years,” says Jerry Bruckheimer, whose Jerry Bruckheimer Television produced the show with CBS. “And to be back in Las Vegas where it all started over 20 years ago makes it even more special. We’ve enjoyed working on this project with CBS and look forward to welcoming back Billy, Jorja and Wallace as they join a new group of talented actors in CSI: Vegas.”
When will CSI: Vegas premiere?
CSI: Vegas premieres at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 6 on CBS.
What time will CSI: Vegas be on?
CSI: Vegas will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
Who is in the CSI: Vegas cast?
Original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation stars William Petersen, Jorja Fox and Wallace Langham will reprise their roles as Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle and David Hodges, respectively.
Also, just announced, Paul Guilfoyle, who played homicide detective captain Jim Brass on the original series, will reprise his role, according to TV Line.
New cast members will include Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez and Mandeep Dhillon.
According to Deadline, Newsome will be playing Maxine, the new head of the Crime Lab, Lauria will be a Level 3 CSI, Rodriguez will serve as the medical examiner and Dhillon will be a Level II CSI.
What is CSI: Vegas about?
While CSI: Vegas has several familiar faces, the story is new and begins with an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab. To prevent that from happening, a brilliant new team of forensic investigators is joined by former criminologists who return to Las Vegas and partner up utilizing the most up-to-date crime scene techniques to bring justice to Sin City.
How many episodes of CSI: Vegas will there be?
An episode count for season 1 has not yet been released.
How to watch and stream CSI: Vegas on TV and online
CSI: Vegas will air on CBS and then move to Paramount+.
Where can I watch the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation?
The entire original series (all. 15 seasons!) is available on Hulu and seasons 1, 2 and 15 are on Paramount+.
Is there a CSI: Vegas trailer?
Not a trailer, but we do have teaser!
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