'CSI' Renewed by CBS for Season 14; Ted Danson's Contract Extended

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March 20th, 2013

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via press release:

CBS ANNOUNCES NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR “CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION” STAR TED DANSON

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” the Most Watched Show in the World, Renewed for 2013-2014 Season

Series Stars Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Wallace Langham, Elisabeth Harnois, David Berman and Jon Wellner Will Also Return Next Season

 

CBS announced today a new contract extension for CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION star Ted Danson and that the U.S. and global hit series has been renewed for the 2013-2014 season. In addition, Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue (“Leaving Las Vegas”), original cast members George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle and Robert David Hall along with Wallace Langham, Elisabeth Harnois, David Berman and Jon Wellner will also return next season.

 

CSI is synonymous with CBS, and we are so proud of the series’ creative and commercial legacy and its continued success on our Network, said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving CSI, reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original cast members.

 

CSI is one of the top global franchises and is seen in almost every country in the world,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “It defined feature television and its whodunnit storytelling captured audiences since the day it premiered. We are fortunate to have had Carol Mendelsohn’s creative vision at the helm since the inception, as well as the talents of her partner Don McGill. The addition of Ted Danson has infused new energy into the series and we couldn’t be more thrilled with its continued worldwide success.”

 

? Currently in its 13th season on CBS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION wins its Wednesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) time period in viewers (11.85m), adults 18-49 (2.9/08) and adults 25-54 (3.8/09). It is also a global ratings hit, earning the International TV Audience Award for the “most watched show in the world” for the third consecutive year, and fifth time in seven years.

 

Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker, Don McGill, Jonathan Littman, Louis Milito, Ann Donahue, Cindy Chvatal and William Petersen are executive producers for CBS Television Studios and Entertainment AB Funding LLC in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

 

 
  • Esdru

    WTF. What about Blue Bloods?

  • Petar Ivanov

    I guess they will use this PR trick and will renew all hit shows in the same day they air. Not all in one day as last year. So April 4th is my day.

    ps and dood for CSI. Stop watch it years ago but a lot of people still do.

  • Leverage-Fan

    ‘Only’ one renewal? Interesting! I thought that CBS would announce several returning shows for the next season. MAYBE negotiations for several shows are still going.

  • Dennis

    Great News!!!!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Ted Danson – probably THE most uninteresting actor in Hollywood next to Kyle MacLachlan… :-)

  • Leverage-Fan

    @Petar Ivanov: IF CBS will renew the shows the day they air why isn’t “Criminal Minds” renewed, too? (I don’t watch “Criminal Minds” and have NO idea if this show is already renewed so sorry for asking!)

  • Chad

    I wonder what Elisabeth Shue’s contract is like? I can’t imagine her signing for a long term run.

  • CBSviewer

    Yeah !!! Best news of the Week !!!

  • Dexter

    ““CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” the Most Watched Show in the World”

    LOL?

  • darius

    it really is the most watched show in the world.i ve never understood the appeal

  • Leverage-Fan

    @Dexter: Modesty is CSI’s middle name! :-D

  • outlawz

    @Dexter
    its tru check the ratings in other countrys
    another win for C.Beast.S

  • Petar Ivanov

    @‘Only’ one renewal? Interesting! I thought that CBS would announce several returning shows for the next season. MAYBE negotiations for several shows are still going.

    NOPE. Most shows/actors are under original contracts or other contracts(TBBT for example). It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall ….ooops this was from Game of thrones. Too much GoT sorry. But yea its a CBS PR trick.

    @ IF CBS will renew the shows the day they air why isn’t “Criminal Minds” renewed, too?

    Well not watch it too. But aging show with big cast is tough negotiations. Not sure how many of the cast has contracts.

    ps The same with TAHM. THeir contracts are up this season two.

    ps2 CSI ny is not in the news. I read somewhere before year or two that cbs will ended spin off after spin off every year and mothership will be last. I guess was true. THink was on EW.

  • Leverage-Fan

    @Petar Ivanov: Thank you for the clarification! :-)

  • PurpleDrazi

    I’ll admit I haven’t watched CSI for a couple of years but I’m glad to hear it’s getting another year. I want it to outlive it’s spin-offs which I always thought were a pale shadow of the original.

  • DenverDean

    Yeah! Well deserved. Glad the entire cast is back. I seriously doubt this is moving to Friday now. I imagine it will slide to Tuesday at 10/9 so that NCIS: Red is buffered from NCIS and CSI.

  • Petar Ivanov

    No problem. Always happy to help.

  • eridapo

    @Leverage-Fan

    CM is not owned by CBS. It is produced by ABC Studios for CBS, so it is possible that they are still ironing out the terms between the two parties.

    As to the renewal announcements, the network will announce it when it feels like it…

  • Leverage-Fan

    @eridapo: I didn’t know “Criminal Minds” is produced by ABC studios. Thank you for this information. :-)

  • tjw

    My guess is they did this because it was inevitable that the Danson contract news would get out so, instead of letting that fuel a bunch of speculation, they just made the announcement now. If Danson didn’t need a new contract they probably would have waited until May.

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