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

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March 20th, 2013


via press release:


“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.


  • Reache

    Deadline says:
    “I hear Danson, whose original two-year deal for the show was up this season, has signed another two-year pact.”

    That means CSI will go 2014-15 season, Right?

  • alexjones

    that’s their only renewal so far? I thought they’d announce a bunch of renwals, what are they waiting for?

  • Adam

    Happy news. I still enjoy the show, though they’re underusing Elisabeth Shue. There’s a place for procedurals, as long as they’re as well-produced as this show.

  • Leverage-Fan

    @alexjones: Because the suspense which show will be renewed is higher than a lot of shows can create! ;-)

  • ateofi

    OK, now I’m waiting for the renewal of H50, Elementary and POI.

  • zerg

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

    Like saying that WC is the #1 net in the US

  • ethan

    reminds me of that daughtry song: No SURPRISE!

  • Robbie Bishop

    Great news, even if it was expected.
    Glad to hear Danson’s sticking with the show; I don’t think it can handle any more cast changes.

    When Ted Danson joined last season, I wasn’t too sure if he could pull it off. But he has, and D.B. has become one of my favorite characters in the CSI universe.

    Hopefully we’ll hear something about “Criminal Minds” soon. It’s my favorite show, and even if the ratings aren’t what they used to be, I don’t see CBS canning it yet.

  • outlawz

    so many ignarant ppl in this site like zerg who dont have a brain n cant search on google other country ratings
    “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” the Most Watched Show in the World” google is plz use it dont b a full like zerg n dexter

  • Danie


    It is! You should check out how they measure this. It includes lots of countries around the globe, so CSI not being the #1 US show anymore does not mean it isn’t the #1 in the world. This is based on data, there is an award cerimony each year.

  • Max Vrany

    @Reache, not necessarily. Cast deals are different from show pickups.

  • DeanW

    Early Renewal is always a good sign for a Show’s future, right ?

  • Mon

    Thanks CBS! I agree Elisabeth Shue is being underused on the show. Give her more dramatic storylines next season please.

    And yes Dexter and zerg, CSI is the most watched show in the world. Where were you these past few years?

  • PurpleDrazi

    @ DeanW

    If by future you mean next season, then yes.

    Other than that who knows. A lot can change in a year.

  • Markitos

    I want The Good Wife has to be renewed too.

  • PurpleDrazi

    “Here’s the article from Deadline for the award last year. The 3 CSIs were three most watched dramas in the world.”

    Given that Miami was canceled and NY is most likely canceled…doesn’t this kind of refute the “it does well overseas” argument for renewal?

  • DW

    people’s comments this week are making me miss max.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    CBS renewed the vast majority of its renewals last March 14th. Just because this renewal was announced separately (and very much tied into the Danson contract), doesn’t mean that CBS is going to be doing some crazy night to night renewal announcement for each show.

    Also the suspense of renewal argument is just as crazy. The vast vast majority of TV show viewers do not go out of their way to read up on if their shows have been renewed or not. Lots just go blindly into the new season expecting their favorite show to be back. We are the exception here on this site, not the rule.

  • Reache

    @Max Vrany,
    Thank for answering that :)
    So, Have you heard of the example like ‘Main cast had a 2-year deal, but a year later shows canceled’? I’m curious.

  • Elijah

    Argh where is elementary? Is it in danger of being cancelled?

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