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CSI: NY (TV Series 2004–2013) Poster

(2004–2013)

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While filming on location in downtown Los Angeles, an actual dead body was found in an apartment building, several floors down from the film crew's location. The body turned out to be the mummified remains of a long-dead tenant. The main cast was not on set at the time. In an ironic twist, one of the cases in episode 302, "Not What It Looks Like," involves a missing woman whose mummified body is found in an abandoned apartment.
The only one of the C.S.I. shows to not win an Emmy.
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.
This is not the first time Carmine Giovinazzo has been on a CSI series. He appeared as street racer Thumpy G in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Food items are frequently used to simulate injuries to corpses, e.g. roast chicken skin is used to simulate burns.
Danny Messer claims that he had a short-lived career in the music business, and that he quit baseball when he broke his wrist in a fight. Carmine Giovinazzo, the actor who plays Danny, admits that he quit baseball because of a back injury, and that he often brings his guitar to the set and plays for his co-stars.
Anthony E. Zuiker wanted The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" ("Blue" being a figurative term for a police officer) to be the show's theme song. However, CBS president Leslie Moonves turned it down in favour of "Baba O'Riley" (also by The Who).
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Stella's name was derived from Stella Kowalski from A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and Salvatore Corsitto's character Amerigo Bonasera from The Godfather (1972).
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Andy Garcia was originally offered the lead role, a character who would have been named Det. Rick Calucci. He declined the role, as did Ray Liotta.
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Gary Sinise is most known for playing Leuitenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump. In this show, his character's last name is also Taylor
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Sela Ward's character is named Josephine, but is referred to as Jo. In Sisters, her character was Theodora, referred to as Teddy. All of the sisters had names that had naturally male sounding nicknames because their father always wanted a boy.
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In real life, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Crime Scene Investigators (CSI's) are not detectives and are called Forensic Technicians who work in teams called Crime Scene Units (CSU's). Most present day applicants are surprised to discover that the CSU's so not perform most of the tasks depicted on the series. E.g. They do not interview suspects, they do not write or execute search warrants, and they do not make arrests. In real life they are directed around the scenes by the detectives and supervisors, not the other way around. Detectives are commissioned police officers (sworn personnel). CSU's are civilian personnel, not sworn and do not have the same arrest powers as police officers. However they are very skilled technicians, and are a component of the police response to crime.
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The cell phones that are used are Palm Treo 650's. Beginning season 3 they use Nokia E62's. By the third show of season four, Detective Mac Taylor now has the newest Treo - a blue 755p, which is also available in burgundy.
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The numbered yellow evidence markers are labeled "Arrowhead Forensic Products 800-953-3274" in small text below the large number.
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The series begins with Mac as a widower and ends with him getting engaged to a new love interest.
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