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  • Birth Name: William Louis Petersen
  • Birth Place: Evanston, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/21/1953, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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CSI Bosses on 300 Episodes of Murder and the Legacy of Gil Grissom

Wednesday's episode of CSI marks the CBS procedural's 300th episode, and no matter how you slice it, that's a lot of murder.

"We figure we've killed thousands of people," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn says with a laugh. "Which probably isn't something to be proud of, but... most shows never get to 300 episodes. Everybody's just so proud."

The CSI cast reflects on the show's finest hours

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The CSI Cast Reflects On the Show's Finest Hours

Over 14 seasons and 300 episodes, CSI has concocted some wild plots and brought in memorable guest stars to keep the body-bagging business fresh and fun. We asked the cast — including Marg Helgenberger, who reprises her role as Catherine Willows for Wednesday's landmark 300th episode, which flashes back to a case the team failed to crack in 2000 — to reflect on the show's best installments, selected by longtime executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.

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VIDEO: Charlie Rose (October 24, 2003)

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Charlie Rose (October 24, 2003)
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Year Title Description
2008 60th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 TV Guide Special TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 Tony Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2000 The Contender Movie, Actor - Jack Hathaway

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Ask Matt: Zero's Epic Fail, CSI Split, Americans, Following, Southland

Question: Zero Hour canceled. OK. I get it. The ratings were too low in that time slot. But then I don't get it. This was, what, a planned 10-episode season? Three down, seven to go. It was always planned to be a mid-season short-run program. Aren't all the episodes already filmed and ready for broadcast? So the ratings are so low that they are willing to call it a complete loss? And execs think that reruns will generate more revenue in that same slot against the same competition? If you are losing the time slot ratings already, how does airing reruns change that result? And why not move shows like this to Saturday? They have already given up on Saturday programming as it is. At least let seasons like this run their course. — Joe

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Mega Buzz: A Big Once Mistake, a CSI Return and a Revolution "Power" Grab

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

I need Once Upon a Time scoop, STAT! — Mallory
NATALIE:
Let's see if I can turn this into a fairy tale: Once upon a time, a noble and moral character made a drastic decision that would forever mar his or her future, something so dastardly and irreversible that you would think that this character was actually evil rather than pure of heart. Any guess as to who will make the biggest mistake of his or her life?

I'm crushed that the CSI writers broke up Sara and Grissom! What are they thinking? — Lisa
ADAM:
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Report: William Petersen Exiting Cinemax Pilot

William Petersen is leaving what was poised to be his return to TV, Deadline reports.

Peterson, 59, was set to both star in and... read more

Cinemax Gives Pilot Order to William Petersen Project

CSI alum William Petersen's new drama project has found a home: Cinemax. The network has given a pilot order to Petersen and GK-TV Productions' Hurt People, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CSI vet William Petersen returning to TV in drama Hurt People

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Hugh Dancy to Star in NBC's Hannibal Series

Hugh Dancy has landed one of two leads in NBC's upcoming Hannibal series.

The project, which NBC ordered a 13-episode first season of last month, is described as a contemporary thriller series featuring characters from Thomas Harris' bestselling Red Dragon novel. In the show, Dr. Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Will Graham (Dancy) will be re-introduced at... read more

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