'CSI' News Round-upBy Caillan
March 23, 2003 - 11:21 AM
Although many successful reality shows are knocking established drama series down a ratings peg or two, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation remains firm in its position as the most-watched prime time series in the US. Here's the latest round-up of news from our sister site, CSI Files:
- First 'Grave Young Men' Plot Details
Sources provided the first information on episode 20 of CSI: Miami's first season, in which a man Horatio Caine helped put behind bars returns to ask the CSI's help in looking for his son. In the B-story, Tim Speedle finds himself investigating why a fit, healthy 40-year-old man died after a night of passion.
- 'CSI' Number One In The US Again
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was the top-rated series on television last week, bringing in over 18 million viewers. Meanwhile, spin-off series CSI: Miami was fifth, behind ER, Friends and American Idol with almost 14 million people watching.
- Alliance Atlantis Cuts Back TV Division
CSI's co-producer Alliance Atlantis sacked 33 staff from its entertainment group as part of a cost-cutting exercise after disappointing financial returns. However, an Alliance Atlantis spokesperson emphasised that neither CSI and CSI: Miami would be affected by this development, announcing that the company will co-produce 46 episodes this year.
- 'CSI' Returns Down Under
Nine Network Australia recently announced it will air CSI's third-season premiere at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. The series will air as part of the network's revamped Tuesday line-up, which includes The Bachelor II and The West Wing.
- Review: Crash And Burn
CSI Files' resident reviewer Patti Vickers cast a critical eye over the latest CSI episode, "Crash and Burn". Vickers particularly enjoyed the glimpse into the life of CSI Sara Sidle, calling her the "highlight of the show".
[Sara] illustrates one of the major themes of the show: despite the pain it may cause, the evidence doesn't lie. She works through the facts of the case with her usual diligence, but like any other human being, is affected when the mounting evidence points to not only a conclusion in the case, but a painful conclusion to a period of her life.
The complete analysis is available at this page.
For all this and more news on CSI and CSI: Miami, head over to CSI Files, where the evidence never lies!