CSI: NY
Genre
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Baba O'Riley"
by The Who
ComposerBill Brown
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes197 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerGary Sinise
Running time42–45 minutes
Production companies
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 22, 2004 (2004-09-22) –
February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)
Chronology
Related showsCSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Miami
CSI: Cyber
External links
Website

CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York, stylized as CSI: NY/Crime Scene Investigation) is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004, to February 22, 2013, for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the investigations of a team of NYPD forensic scientists and police officers identified as "Crime Scene Investigators" (instead of the actual title of "Crime Scene Unit Forensic Technicians" (CSU)) as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths, as well as other crimes. The series is an indirect spin-off from the veteran series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and a direct spin-off from CSI: Miami, during an episode in which several of the CSI: NY characters made their first appearances. It is the third series in the CSI franchise.

Originally in 2004, CSI: NY was produced in partnership with the Canadian media company Alliance Atlantis.[1] The company dissolved after season three in 2007, and all production after that was done under the purview of CBS Paramount Television.

The series was filmed at the CBS Studio Center, with many of the outside scenes shot in and around Los Angeles.[2] Occasionally, scenes were filmed on location in New York City.[3]

The series ended its ninth and final season on February 22, 2013.[4] It was canceled by CBS on May 10, 2013.[5]

Plot

CSI: NY follows a group of investigators who work for the New York City crime lab. The series mixes gritty subject matter and deduction in the same manner as its predecessors, yet also places a great deal of emphasis on criminal profiling. The team is led by Detective Mac Taylor, a former Marine from Chicago. Mac is a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, and as such must work to rebuild his personal life while supervising his team. He is organized, efficient, dedicated, and very proper in his management style. Mac's partner is originally Stella Bonasera. Stella is half-Greek, half-Italian, and entirely New York City. She helped Mac through the impact of his wife's death and has been by his side ever since. She is a savvy investigator, yet she often speaks before she thinks. Stella leaves New York to head a crime lab in New Orleans and is replaced by Detective Jo Danville. Jo is a former FBI criminalist and an experienced psychological profiler. She and Mac quickly form a strong friendship and an even stronger working rapport. Jo is still haunted by her ousting from the FBI after blowing the whistle on improper lab procedure, so she works to regain her professional reputation. Together, Mac, Stella, and Jo head an elite team of detectives including Danny Messer, Aiden Burn, and Lindsay Monroe. The team also works alongside CSI Sheldon Hawkes, Detective Don Flack, Medical Examiner Sid Hammerback, and CSI trainee Adam Ross.

Cast and characters

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Gary Sinise Mac Taylor Main
Melina Kanakaredes Stella Bonasera Main Does not appear
Carmine Giovinazzo Danny Messer Main
Vanessa Ferlito Aiden Burn Main Does not appear
Hill Harper Sheldon Hawkes Main
Eddie Cahill Don Flack Main
Anna Belknap Lindsay Monroe-Messer Does not appear Main
Robert Joy Sid Hammerback Does not appear Recurring Main
A. J. Buckley Adam Ross Does not appear Recurring Main
Sela Ward Jo Danville Does not appear Main

Main characters

Main article: List of CSI: NY characters

Guest stars

Main article: List of CSI: NY characters § Notable guest stars

Music

The theme song for CSI: NY was taken from the first verse of The Who's "Baba O'Riley."[6] For season four (and onward), the theme was revamped to be more instrumental, removing the lyrics: "I don't need to fight to prove I'm right. I don't need to be forgiven." The score composer for the series was Bill Brown, who won a BMI Award for season one.[7]

Episodes

Main article: List of CSI: NY episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankViewers
(in millions)
First airedLast aired
Backdoor pilotMay 17, 2004 (2004-05-17)N/AN/A
123September 22, 2004 (2004-09-22)May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)2113.59[8]
224September 28, 2005 (2005-09-28)May 17, 2006 (2006-05-17)2214.04[9]
324September 20, 2006 (2006-09-20)May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16)2513.92[10]
421September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26)May 21, 2008 (2008-05-21)2811.71[11]
525September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14)1713.50[12]
623September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23)May 26, 2010 (2010-05-26)2312.66[13]
722September 24, 2010 (2010-09-24)May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)3710.73[14]
818September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)3810.34[15]
917September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)2611.27[16]

Reception

Franchise

Main article: CSI (franchise)

Like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami, CSI: NY has a comic book, novels, and a video game based on the show.[17][18]

Nielsen ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of CSI: NY on CBS:

Note: Each U.S. network television season generally starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.

Season Episodes Timeslot Original airing Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Season premiere Season finale TV season
1 23 Wednesday 10 pm/9c September 22, 2004 May 18, 2005 2004–2005 #21 13.59[8]
2 24 September 28, 2005 May 17, 2006 2005–2006 #22 14.04[9]
3 24 September 20, 2006 May 16, 2007 2006–2007 #25 13.92[10]
4 21 September 26, 2007 May 21, 2008 2007–2008 #28 11.71[11]
5 25 September 24, 2008 May 14, 2009 2008–2009 #17 13.50[12]
6 23 September 23, 2009 May 26, 2010 2009–2010 #23 12.66[19]
7 22 Friday 9 pm/8c September 24, 2010 May 13, 2011 2010–2011 #37 10.73[20]
8 18 September 23, 2011 May 11, 2012 2011–2012 #38 10.34[21]
9 17 Friday 8 pm/7c (1–2)
Friday 9 pm/8c (3–17)
September 28, 2012 February 22, 2013 2012–2013 #26 11.27[22]

Broadcast history

United States

Australia and New Zealand

United Kingdom

Other releases

Online sales

Country Store Available seasons
France TF1 Vision No longer available
Germany VOXnow 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Hong Kong Deltamac No longer available
International Netflix No longer available
United Kingdom Demand 5 No longer available
United States iTunes Store 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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