|Opening theme||"Baba O'Riley"|
by The Who
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||197 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||42–45 minutes|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 22, 2004 –|
February 22, 2013
|Related shows||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation|
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. 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. Occasionally, scenes were filmed on location in New York City.
The series ended its ninth and final season on February 22, 2013. It was canceled by CBS on May 10, 2013.
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.
|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 article: List of CSI: NY characters
Main article: List of CSI: NY characters § Notable guest stars
The theme song for CSI: NY was taken from the first verse of The Who's "Baba O'Riley." 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.
Main article: List of CSI: NY episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|Backdoor pilot||May 17, 2004||N/A||N/A|
|1||23||September 22, 2004||May 18, 2005||21||13.59|
|2||24||September 28, 2005||May 17, 2006||22||14.04|
|3||24||September 20, 2006||May 16, 2007||25||13.92|
|4||21||September 26, 2007||May 21, 2008||28||11.71|
|5||25||September 24, 2008||May 14, 2009||17||13.50|
|6||23||September 23, 2009||May 26, 2010||23||12.66|
|7||22||September 24, 2010||May 13, 2011||37||10.73|
|8||18||September 23, 2011||May 11, 2012||38||10.34|
|9||17||September 21, 2012||February 22, 2013||26||11.27|
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.
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 premiere||Season finale||TV season|
|1||23||Wednesday 10:00 pm||September 22, 2004||May 18, 2005||2004–2005||#21||13.59|
|2||24||September 28, 2005||May 17, 2006||2005–2006||#22||14.04|
|3||24||September 20, 2006||May 16, 2007||2006–2007||#25||13.92|
|4||21||September 26, 2007||May 21, 2008||2007–2008||#28||11.71|
|5||25||September 24, 2008||May 14, 2009||2008–2009||#17||13.50|
|6||23||September 23, 2009||May 26, 2010||2009–2010||#23||12.66|
|7||22||Friday 9:00 pm||September 24, 2010||May 13, 2011||2010–2011||#37||10.73|
|8||18||September 23, 2011||May 11, 2012||2011–2012||#38||10.34|
|9||17||Friday 8:00 pm (1–2)
Friday 9:00 pm (3–17)
|September 28, 2012||February 22, 2013||2012–2013||#26||11.27|
|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|
All episodes are available to stream on Paramount+.