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CSI: NY

CSI NY Title

Caption
Format Crime Drama
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by Anthony E. Zuiker
Carol Mendelsohn
Ann Donahue
Starring
Opening Theme Baba O'Riley by The Who
Country of origin USA
Original channel CBS
Original run May 17, 2004 (on CSI: Miami)
Finale February 22, 2013
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 197
List of episodes List of CSI: NY episodes
Website CSI:NY
IMDB profile CSI:NY
TV.com summary CSI:NY

CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) is the first spin off of the CBS television series CSI: Miami and follows the investigations of a team of New York City forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and crimes.

The show debuted in September 2004, and is produced in partnership with the Canadian media company Alliance Atlantis.

On May 10, 2013, the series was cancelled by CBS after nine seasons.

Opening ThemeEdit

PremiseEdit

This show follows the Crime Lab of the New York City Police department. Unlike in CSI these characters are considered detectives, and Mac Taylor, Stella Bonasera, and Danny Messer, all mention the time they spent as cops on the force. The detectives travel to all five boroughs of the city and also sometimes travel outside city limits for cases.

The show is a police procedural and often deals with issues found in such a large city such as mob activity, gang violence, and ethnic, cultural, and ability differences. It has also dealt with the sensitive issue of HIV infection, although reviews of how the topic was handled were mixed.

Cast and charactersEdit

CSI: NY features an ensemble cast led by Gary Sinise and Sela Ward. The following cast members appeared in the final season:

  • Gary Sinise as Detective Mac Taylor; a Detective First Grade and the Director of the New York Crime Lab. He first appeared in the CSI: Miami episode "MIA/NYC NonStop", and his final appearance in the series finale "Today is Life". Sinise appeared in 200 episodes of the CSI franchise.
  • Sela Ward as Jo Danville; a Detective First Grade, a sworn federal marshall and the team's assistant supervisor. She acted as Director of the New York Crime Lab for a short period during season eight. She first appeared in the seventh season premiere "The 34th Floor", and remained with the series until its finale. Ward appeared in 57 episodes of CSI: NY.
  • Carmine Giovinazzo as Danny Messer; a Detective Third Grade and a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Level 3. He was a patrol sergeant for a short time during the series eighth season. He first appeared in the CSI: Miami episode "MIA/NYC NonStop", and his final appearance in the series finale "Today is Life". Giovinazzo appeared in 198 episodes of the CSI franchise.
  • Anna Belknap as Lindsay Monroe-Messer; a Detective Third Grade and a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Level 3. She first appeared in the second season episode "Zoo York", and departed the franchise in CSI: NY's series finale "Today is Life". Belknap appeared in 172 episodes of CSI: NY.
  • A.J. Buckley as Adam Ross; a Lab Technician and a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Level 1. Buckley first appeared in the season two episode "Bad Beat", and became a series regular during season five. Buckley continued to appear in this capacity until the series finale. He appeared in 141 episodes of CSI: NY.
  • Robert Joy as Sid Hammerback; the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. Joy first appeared in the second season episode "Dancing with the Fishes", and became a series regular during season five. Joy remained a main cast member until the series end. He appeared in 168 episodes of CSI: NY.
  • Hill Harper as Sheldon Hawkes; a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Level 3, formerly the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City. He first appeared in the CSI: Miami episode "MIA/NYC NonStop", and his final appearance in the series finale "Today is Life". Harper appeared in 198 episodes of the CSI franchise.
  • Eddie Cahill as Donald Flack; a Detective First Grade assigned to the NYPD's Homicide Division. Cahill appeared in 197 episodes of CSI: NY, beginning with the series premiere "Blink", and ending in the series finale "Today is Life".

The following cast members departed the series during its run.

  • Melina Kanakaredes as Stella Bonasera; a Detective First Grade and the team's assistant supervisor. Kanakaredes first appeared in the CSI: Miami episode "MIA/NYC NonStop", and she departed the series in the sixth season episode "Vacation Getaway". She appeared in 141 episodes of the CSI franchise. 
  • Vanessa Ferlito as Aiden Burn; a Detective Third Grade and a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Level 2. Ferlito first appeared in the CSI: Miami episode "MIA/NYC Nonstop", and she departed the series in the second season episode "Heroes". She appeared in 29 episodes of the CSI franchise. 

EpisodesEdit

ReceptionEdit

When it originally aired, CSI: NY seemed to be the least popular of all of the CSI shows, and many people thought it was too dark, possibly due to the fact that it was shot using a blue light. At the beginning of the second season, however, this stopped at the order of CBS President Les Mooneves. [citation needed]

RatingsEdit

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of CSI: NY on CBS:[1][2][3]

Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May Sweeps.

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18-49 Rating/Share
(rank)
1 Wednesday 10:00 P.M. September 22, 2004 May 18, 2005 2004-2005 #21 13.6 4.9/13 (#23)
2 Wednesday 10:00 P.M. September 28, 2005 May 17, 2006 2005-2006 #22 14.2 4.7/12 (#23)
3 Wednesday 10:00 P.M. September 20, 2006 May 16, 2007 2006-2007 #23 13.9 4.3/11 (#25)
4 Wednesday 10:00 P.M. September 26, 2007 May 21, 2008 2007-2008 #28 11.7
5

Wednesdays 10:00 P.M.

September 25, 2008 May 14, 2009 2008-2009 #17 13.5
6 Wednesdays 10:00 P.M. September 23, 2009 May 26, 2010 2009-2010 #23 12.7
7

Fridays

9:00 P.M.

September 24, 2010 May 13, 2011 2010-2011 #37 10.7
8

Fridays

9:00 P.M.

September 23, 2011 May 11, 2012 2011-2012 #38 10.3
9

Fridays

9:00 P.M.

September 28, 2012 February 22, 2013 2012-2013 #26 11.3

TriviaEdit

  • Of the four series in the CSI franchise, CSI: NY lost the least amount of regular cast members during its run, with two. CSI: Cyber also lost two main cast members.
  • This is one of two CSI series to crossover with a non-CSI branded show.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000937471%7Csource=Hollywood Reporter|date=May 27 2007|title=Hollywood Reporter: 2004-05 primetime wrap
  2. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002576393%7Csource=Hollywood Reporter|date=May 26 2007|title=Hollywood Reporter: 2005-06 primetime wrap
  3. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/features/e3ifbfdd1bcb53266ad8d9a71cad261604f%7Csource=Hollywood Reporter|date=May 25 2007|title=Hollywood Reporter: 2006-07 primetime wrap

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