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VIDEO: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 14

After learning that CSI Morgan and Ellie Brass have both been taken captive by their still unknown murder suspect, CSI: kicks off its 14th season with the CSIs racing to piece the clues together and solve the case before it's too late. D.B. Russell leads the CSI team on the hunt for Morgan and Ellie Brass' ritualistic killer. And, Catherine Willows returns on the milestone 300th episode of CSI to help solve a cold case that has haunted the team for 14 years. watch

Critic's Notebook: Fox at TCA

When the Fox network burst on the scene back in 1986, it changed the broadcast map with its bold shows and brash style. But the TV landscape and the way we consume the increasing tide of product (on cable, online and On Demand) continues to evolve, so the network's entertainment president Kevin Reilly put on his Professor Television cap to kick off Fox's day at the summer TCA press tour on Thursday with a long soliloquy, or was it a filibuster, rattling off statistics to show that network TV is far from dead. Promising (not for the first time) to schedule and develop shows year round with fewer "fallow" periods of repeats, while changing up the way this new wave of "event" series is being programmed — most notably, launching the 12-hour 24 reboot next May, with the M. Night Shyamalan miniseries Wayward Pines to follow in July — Reilly declared, "The one-size-fits-all business is over."

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Almost Human Tackles the Dangers of Robots in the Future

Fringe's J.H. Wyman is heading back to the future — but instead of fringe science, Almost Human will tackle robotics.

In the action-packed drama, LAPD officers like John Kennex (Karl Urban) are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids such more


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Year Title Description
2013 Almost Human TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2008 Two and a Half Men: Fish in a Drawer
Season 5, Episode 17
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2000 CSI TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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CBS Planning Wild Wild West Reboot

CBS is attempting to revive the 1960s series The Wild Wild West, according to

The network has tapped Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore and CSI executive producer Naren Shankar to write and executive-produce the remake. The duo previously worked together on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

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CSI Kills 'Em With Comedy

The May 8 CSI 9 pmET CBS is all about rubber chicken and not the kind they serve at Vegas conventions In an unusual crossover Two and a Half Men creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn and their writing staff penned the script for the episode Its called Two and a Half Deaths reveals CSI executive producer Naren Shankar who returned the favor by cowriting the murder-themed May 5 episode of Men And a rubber chicken figures prominentlyThe story revolves around the death of a sitcom diva played by Katey Sagal whos so hated by her coworkers that when she turns up dead everyones a suspect Its more a case of who didnt do it than awhodunit says executive producer Carol MendelsohnCSI is usually dark and bizarre but this one promises to be laugh-out-loud funny according to Mendelsohn Its a murder mystery in the style of the great Columbo and classic detective shows that we all know and love she says It combines the wit and insight of Chuck Lorre read more

CSI Finale: A Killer Is Revealed — But Where's Sara?!

All season long on CBS' CSI (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET), it's been the little things that have given Gil Grissom (William Petersen) the biggest headaches. Literally. He's spent the year hunting down a killer who creates exact miniature replicas of crime scenes — and even took a sabbatical to escape the stress. But now it looks like his search for the psychopath will pay off. "The killer will definitely be revealed," says executive producer Naren Shankar. "This is going to be a disturbing and very, very creepy episode." All of the CSI team will be involved in the hunt to find the killer and save the next victim, but it's going to be Grissom doing most of the work. In fact, he's become so obsessed with the case, he takes to building his own miniature that Shanka read more

On CSI, Lab (and Other) Rats Rule

It's easy to take shows like the original CSI for granted. (I often hear from viewers wondering why no one makes a bigger fuss over the better procedurals of the day, from Cold Case and Without a Trace to the various incarnations of Law & Order. The simple answer: Glut exhaustion.) Which is why I found Thursday night’s “Lab Rats” episode of CSI so captivating. Switching up the formula a bit, adding welcome doses of humor and even a bit of slapstick, while never losing sight of the joy of the puzzle, CSI delivered one of the most purely enjoyable episodes of anything this season.The idea was to give the lab-bound geeks a moment in the spotlight, taking advantage of Grissom’s absence in the morgue to do their own digging into the crime-scene miniatures that have haunted the show most of the season. (The episode was also a nifty primer of this mystifying case for those who might have missed an episode along the way. Which in this age of Grey’s Anatomy compe... read more

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