Just as they did with NCIS, CBS has secured multi-year contract extension with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Ted Danson and renewed the series for a fourteenth season. In addition to Danson, original cast members George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle and Robert David Hall along with Elisabeth Shue, 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 of 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.”