Premise

Las Vegas criminologists use scientific methods to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic (and hugely popular) drama, which inspired a host of other cop-show 'procedurals.' An immediate ratings smash for CBS, the series adroitly mixes painstaking deduction, gritty subject matter and intriguing characters. The network quickly capitalized on its megahit with spin-offs 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: NY.'

Active Cast

Ted Danson D.B. Russell
Elisabeth Shue Julie Finlay
George Eads Nick Stokes
Paul Guilfoyle Capt. Jim Brass
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall Dr. Albert Robbins
Wallace Langham David Hodges
David Berman David Phillips
Elisabeth Harnois Morgan Brody
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews