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CSI: Miami (TV Series 2002–2012) Poster

(2002–2012)

Trivia

Food items are frequently used to simulate injuries to corpses (i.e., roast chicken skin is used to simulate burns.)
Believing that CSI copycat shows were inevitable, CSI producers and CBS agreed to create this spin-off series in the hope of being the first to copy the original CSI series.
David Caruso is right-handed but left eye dominant, evident when he is shooting his pistol.
During the opening credits, the actors' names morph out of equations: - 4y - 1 = 3b(Nh) becomes David Caruso - 3a1 - X = (A9Xy) becomes Emily Procter - 3b + N = 7bn1(6A) becomes Adam Rodriguez - 2b + 4a = (7h)3XyNh becomes Khandi Alexander - A1b + B2c = R4 becomes 'Kim Delaney' - (7b) = 6m + (3h) becomes Jonathan Togo - (3h) + (7b) = 6 becomes Rory Cochrane.
Don Johnson was considered for Horatio Caine.
The Miami-Dade Police Department's crime scene processing unit is called the "Crime Scene Investigations Bureau (CSIB)", but unlike the TV show, MDPD's CSI technicians do not conduct laboratory testing. Miami-Dade Police Department has a separate Bureau that operates the Miami-Dade Crime Lab.
While all the fly-over shots, skylines and cityscapes really are of Miami, Florida, any beach scenes during the series were filmed at Manhattan Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles.
The design of the autopsy theatre was based on a misremembering of a set from The Andromeda Strain (1971).
Although some beach scenes may have been shot outside of Southeast Florida, several have been shot in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
To date, is the only CSI series not to have an Academy Award nominee as the leading actor or as regular cast member.
Of all the actors who have appeared, only David Caruso and Emily Procter have been seen in every segment from the beginning.
According to a March 2003 article in TV Guide magazine, 'Anthony Zuiker' refused to cast 'David Caruso', because of the actor's reputation for being difficult. However, after seeing Caruso's performance in the movie Proof of Life (2000), CBS president Leslie Moonves convinced him to reconsider.
The series was cancelled on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Horatio was named after the Victorian era "rags to riches" novelist Horatio Alger.
Two frequent characters, Calleigh Duquesne and Maxine Valera, have names that closely resemble those of two installations in the Skylark SciFi series by Edward E. Smith.
While the majority of the techniques and technologies used in the CSI shows are accurate and true to reality, the writers and crew readily admit that they "time cheat". Tests that take seconds in the show often take days or even weeks in real life.
Virtually all of the outdoors scenes are shot in Long Beach, CA. Most are filmed in the Belmont Shore and Naples neighborhoods. The rest are downtown.
The building used for the CSI headquarters is actually the FAA Credit Union In Hawthorne, CA. The building was also used as the Newport Group's offices in the show The O.C. (2003).
Sela Ward was offered the role of Megan Donner but turned it down. She later went on to star in CSI: NY (2004).
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) star William Petersen was offered the chance to produce this show, but declined.
Although the City of Miami counts 35% of its population as Cuban, Adam Rodriguez is the only cast member to be of Cuban descent (he is 1/4 Cuban).
Wes Ramsey, who plays Dave Benton from "Divorce Party" (season 7, chapter 17) ahead, had a previous role in "Spring Break" (season 1, chapter 21) like a sexual predator who stalked girls to abuse them.

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