CBS Boss Talks Why It Was The Perfect Time To Bring Back ‘CSI’

The original CSI series ran from 2000 until 2015 and had over 300 episodes to air.

Now, CBS is bringing the series back for its’ upcoming fall 2021-2022 season with some familiar faces, and new ones too.

Kelly Kahl, CBS Entertainment president, revealed why now was the perfect time to revive the series.

Click inside to see what she said…

Speaking to The Wrap about the series, Kelly revealed that the “producers behind CSI came to us and said, we have a lot more we can do now, we have a lot more we can look at.”

He continued, saying that the “mechanics and technology of crime solving using these techniques has advanced leaps and bounds since the show went off the air. So there’s a lot more toys, a lot more roads to explore. They came to us and said, ‘we think the time is right,’ and we agreed.”

Not only that, but the resurgence of crime shows was also a factor in bringing it back.

“Not just on broadcast but I mean if you look at even documentaries on a lot of streaming services, crime is just very interesting to people and people have an insatiable appetite for it,” Kelly added.

CSI was once the network’s longest running series. NCIS recently surpassed their record.

In the new show, titled CSI: Vegas, original stars William Peterson, Jorja Fox and Wallace Langham will all return opposite Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez and Mandeep Dhillon.

“Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Newsome) must enlist the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (Petersen), Sara Sidle (Fox) and David Hodges (Langham),” the summary reads.

CSI: Vegas will air on Wednesdays.

Updated: May 20, 2021 — 11:42 am

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