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02.10.2012

CBS UNVEILS “ANATOMY OF A TV HIT: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION,” A NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES WEB SERIES ON CBS.COM THAT TAKES FANS INSIDE THE WORLD OF “CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION”

CSI’s Executive Producers, Cast Members, Writers and Technical Wizards Provide Unique Insight Into the Creation of the Procedural Phenomenon

CHEAT TWEET: New @CSI_CBS Web Series Launches Today! #CSI http://bit.ly/yOlp3v 

 

February 10, 2012 – CBS today debuted ANATOMY OF A TV HIT: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, a series of nine original webisodes featuring a one-of-a-kind look inside the creation of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.  The series can be viewed on CBS.com (click here).

ANATOMY OF A TV HIT: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION will give fans an inside look at the meticulous work that goes into producing a single episode of CSI.  The series features interviews with Executive Producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue; the cast, including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger; as well as CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves and President, CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler. In addition, writers, special effect gurus and production specialists take fans from the genesis of the pilot to every detail surrounding the making of the upcoming episode, “Stealing Home,” airing Wednesday, Feb. 22 on the CBS Television Network.

Additional features of the interactive online experience for fans visiting CBS.com include various live chat events in which fans can log on to their social network accounts and submit questions to the CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION crew. Fans will also be able to participate in the “Favorite Episode Face-Off” game, featuring bracket-style voting where fans revisit classic CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION episodes and select their favorite from the series’ 12 seasons.

The following webisodes will air on CBS.com:

 

Webisode #1        Friday, Feb. 10        The Birth of CSI (Part 1) -- How the show was pitched to the Network

Webisode #2        Tuesday, Feb. 14     The Birth of CSI (Part 2) -- Shooting the pilot episode

 

NOTE:  The webisodes below follow the production of “Stealing Home” in January and February 2012

 

Webisode #3        Thursday, Feb. 16   Casting

Webisode #4        Tuesday, Feb. 21    Special and Visual effects

Webisode #5        Thursday, Feb. 23   The Story

Webisode #6        Tuesday, Feb. 28    Prepping the Episode and Pre-Production Meeting

Webisode #7        Thursday, March 1   Makeup and Special Effects Makeup

Webisode #8        Tuesday, March 6    Production

Webisode #9        Thursday, March 8   Post-Production and Audio Mixing

 

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, currently in its 12th season, is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence.  They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. The series stars Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, David Berman, Wallace Langham and Elisabeth Harnois.  Original cast member Marg Helgenberger’s final episode aired Jan. 25, 2012. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION airs on Wednesdays at 10 PM, PT/ET on the CBS Television Network.

For more information, please visit:  www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/

Photos are available at www.cbspressexpress.com

 

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Press Contacts:

CBS Television

Vernon Cheek           818-655-1588            vernon.cheek@cbs.com

Kim Izzo-Emmet        212-975-3820            krizzo-emmet@cbs.com

 

Photo Contacts:           

Kathleen Tanji          818-655-1543             kathleen.tanji@cbs.com

Nancy Eichenbaum    212-975-7627             neichenbaum@cbs.com

 

CBS Television Studios

Jennifer Solari          818-655-7222             jennifer.solari@cbs.com

 

CBS Interactive

Dave Pedersen        415-344-2197              dave.pedersen@cbsinteractive.com

Press:

Vernon Cheek
818-655-1588
vernon.cheek@cbs.com

Kim Izzo-Emmet
212-975-3820
krizzo-emmet@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Kathleen Tanji
818-655-1543
kathleen.tanji@cbs.com