An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Nick Stokes (335 episodes, 2000-2015)
 Greg Sanders (333 episodes, 2000-2015)
 Al Robbins (328 episodes, 2000-2015)
 Jim Brass (317 episodes, 2000-2014)
 Sara Sidle (296 episodes, 2000-2015)
 David Phillips (288 episodes, 2000-2015)
 Catherine Willows (265 episodes, 2000-2015)
 David Hodges (247 episodes, 2003-2015)
 Gil Grissom (199 episodes, 2000-2015)
 Warrick Brown (185 episodes, 2000-2015)


This show follows the nights of the detectives working at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau. Being the second busiest crime lab in America, CSI officers use the best scientific and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals. Written by Steve Richer

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Under the glass top of Grissom's desk is a photo of the series' executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer. See more »


"The CSI Effect": The series does not show the less glamours side of forensic science as real life CSI's get messy with blood,fingerprints, etc. As one real world forensic scientist quoted, "After several hours on the scene it looks like I have taken a bath in fingerprint powder." See more »


Dr. Al Robbins: I'll know more later.
Gil Grissom: You always tell me that.
Dr. Al Robbins: Yes, I do.
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What's happened to CBS?
6 October 2000 | by (In shame (2005 update)) – See all my reviews

In the past few months, the world has witnessed a dramatic transformation. Well... maybe not very dramatic, or even much of a transformation either, but it's still an event that rarely happens in the world of entertainment. Just a couple short months ago, CBS, then by far the least threatening and underachieving of the four major networks (NBC, Fox, and ABC being the others), was in the midst of a slow but steady decline, with no major shows outside 'Nash Bridges' and the ancient '60 Minutes'. Since then, there was the mega hit 'Survivor', and now they've pumped up their Friday line-up with an update of 'The Fugitive', and 'C.S.I', an exceptional one hour drama, along the lines of 'Law & Order: SVU'.

William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger star in this original and very slick crime series produced by film veteran Jerry Bruckheimer. The flashy cinematography and compelling stories make up for bouts of an identity crisis, and some minor plot holes. The Las Vegas setting really helps, it's definitely a welcome change from the normal New York and LA locations in most other series', especially with the great aerials placed in between scenes. 'C.S.I' would be a worthy addition the the line-ups of any of the networks, and should be a hit.


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