via press release:
AMC ACQUIRES TELEVISION RIGHTS TO “CSI: MIAMI”
FROM CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION
“CSI: MIAMI” BEGINS ON AMC ON MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND
New York, NY – December 9, 2011 – AMC announced today it has entered into a program license agreement for “CSI: MIAMI” with CBS Television Distribution. The deal includes the first ten seasons of the franchise, which premiered on CBS beginning in 2002, as well as the next two seasons if produced. “CSI: MIAMI” is a spin-off of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and stars David Caruso. The series is a fast-paced drama that follows a South Florida team of forensic investigators who use both cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes. “CSI: MIAMI” premieres on AMC on Monday, January 2nd at 5pm EST and airs regularly at 5pm, Monday through Friday.
“‘CSI: MIAMI’ is one of television's most powerful franchises, and AMC is proud to add it into our programming line-up," said Tom Halleen, SVP of programming and scheduling. “Dramatic storytelling is expressed at AMC through our library of celebrated films, award-winning original series, and now is further complemented through our first off-net series, ‘CSI: MIAMI.’”
“CSI: MIAMI” features Horatio Caine (Caruso), a former homicide detective, as he heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. Lieutenant Caine leads the team to probe cases similar to those of their Las Vegas counterparts, but Miami CSIs are cops first and scientists second. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to avenge those who cannot speak for themselves, the victims.
AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Killing” and “Hell on Wheels.” AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with its slate of unscripted original series, as well as curated movie franchises like AMC’s Can’t Get Enough and AMC’s Crazy About. Available in more than 97 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.