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CSI: NY 

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CSI head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes using forensic science in New York City.
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Gary Sinise ...  Mac Taylor 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Carmine Giovinazzo ...  Danny Messer 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Hill Harper ...  Sheldon Hawkes 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Eddie Cahill ...  Don Flack 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Anna Belknap ...  Lindsay Monroe 172 episodes, 2005-2013
Robert Joy ...  Sid Hammerback 165 episodes, 2005-2013
A.J. Buckley ...  Adam Ross 141 episodes, 2005-2013
Melina Kanakaredes ...  Stella Bonasera 140 episodes, 2004-2010
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CBS's successful CSI franchise gets transplanted to the Big Apple. Cases involving sewer rats as witnesses, a victim whose head was slammed in a pizzeria oven, and murders of commodities traders, and--of course--a Red Sox fan. CSI: NY is a bleaker, grimmer version of its Las Vegas and Miami cousins. The team is made up of a pleasantly New Yawk but indistinct cast of characters. The teams leader Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), is a former Marine from Chicago. Mac is a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, and as such must work to rebuild his personal life while supervising his team. He is organized, efficient, dedicated, and very proper in his management style. His second in command for the first 6 seasons is Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), Stella is half-Greek, half-Italian, and entirely New York City. She helped Mac through the impact of his wife's death and has been by his side ever since. She is a savvy investigator, yet she often speaks before she ...

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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 favor of "Baba O'Riley" (also by The Who). See more »

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Throughout the series, probably to avoid copyright infringement issues, incorrect references are made to the New York Subway system. On subway entrances, the 1, 2, and 3 lines are shown in yellow, when they are actually red. A character blames his lateness on the fact that the Q train was changed to an express, whereas in real life the Q is normally an express. See more »

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Det. Don Flack: I could go on, but I've already read "War and Peace".
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Connections

Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: In Vino Veritas (2013) See more »

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Baba O'Riley
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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CSI New York's pre-pilot debut gets a boost from Miami
17 May 2004 | by tvadproSee all my reviews

Having watched my share of NYPD Blue some years back, it was strange seeing David Caruso in a crime drama set in New York without Dennis Franz at his side.

That's right: New York. Just prior to its season finale, CSI Miami sends Horatio Caine to the Big Apple in search of a killer. Caine's lead seems to dead-end when he arrives at another crime scene and discovers his suspect was murdered two days prior to the Miami crime he is investigating.

Enter Gary Sinise as Detective Mac Taylor. The scene of Caine and Taylor's meeting features a moment of lighting genius in which Caine stands in a beam of warm amber sunlight while Taylor's key matches the cool blue ambiance of his native New York atmosphere. (Who says these things only happen in films!)

In this pre-pilot, Taylor and Caine discover they are searching for the same killer. At first they refrain from joining forces, but once they establish through chit-chat their mutual admiration for the death penalty and its liberal enforcement, the two are inseparable.

While the CSI counterparts get acquainted, two more murders take place in New York. These are uncannily similar to the Miami slayings. A bloody fingerprint in Miami points Caine and Taylor to a convict, a rooftop chase and a narrow escape for their new prime suspect.

The New York CSI team pieces together the facts of the most recent murders. The introductions of Taylor's staff are brief and forgettable. This episode was created to establish an emotional connection between Caine and Taylor, presumably to generate interest in CSI New York's "real" pilot. If all goes well, the show will have an entire season to develop supporting characters.

For those who didn't see it and are hoping to catch the repeat, I'll refrain from revealing who hired the hit man and why. And for those like me who are contemplating whether to watch the CSI New York pilot, I say "go for it." If the pre-pilot (CSI Miami in New York episode) is any indication, CSI New York will probably build on the solid foundation of tough-but-approachable characters, clever episodic plots and fast pace that typify the first two CSI shows. The intense simulations of violent crime forensics (the CSI trademark device) also make for hypnotic viewing.


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22 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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