Is CSI Coming Back? Seems Like It Already Is
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, shortly known as CSI, premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000.
The forensics crime drama featuring grueling investigations to solve grisly murders through scientific methods ran for 15 long seasons.
Noted actors, including William Petersen, Jorja Fox, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Gary Dourdan, Eric Szmanda, and Ted Danson, starred in the show.
Anthony E. Zuiker had created the mystery series while CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television had produced it.
The iconic duo William Petersen and Jorja Fox at the set of 'CSI.' (Photo: Instagram)
After running for 15 seasons, the show ended with its last episode airing on September 27, 2015.
And since its conclusion, fans flooded the internet with queries such as — Is CSI Coming Back? Will there be season two? So,
Is CSI Coming Back?
It turns out CSI has already had a comeback with its revival series, CSI: Vegas.
In August 2020, news surfaced that CBS Studios was considering a short-run CSI revival to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the show's launch.
And the information turned out to be true when CBS confirmed the project.
In the new series's description, the production company wrote that a brilliant new "team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City."
CBS president Kelly Kahl also dropped a statement regarding the sequel in March 2021 (via E! Online). The famous producer gushed about the original show at the beginning of the message.
"Twenty-one years ago, we launched CSI," he recounted, adding that the project launched an entire genre in the cinematic world and became a global resonance.
Then, he disclosed that he and his team were thrilled to welcome the next generation of forensic criminalists and unite them with legendary characters from the past.
Kahl also implied the new characters would have dramatically advanced technology in the reprisal.
About 'CSI: Vegas'
Original actors Petersen and Fox reprised their respective lead roles, as Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle, in CSI Vegas.
In addition, Wallace Langham joined the cast members as the former lab tech David Hodges.
The new cast members included Paula Newsome, Maxine Roby, Matt Lauria, and Mandeep Dhillon.
The sequel, comprising ten episodes, premiered on CBS Network on October 6, 2021, and ended on December 8, 2021.
Originally, it was supposed to be a limited program and end after season one.
However, the drama, once branded as an "event series sequel," received such stern ratings and playback that the company renewed the show for season two on December 2021.
"The incredibly talented CSI: Vegas creative and the cast did a superb job this first season...proving that after 20 years, the CSI fan base is still hungry for more," EVP Current Programs at CBS Amy Reisenbach announced via Deadline.
The media outlet also reported that CSI: Vegas season 2 will be back and be premiered during the 2022-2023 broadcast season.
Petersen, however, won't be reprising his role in season two. He had only signed for the first season. That being said, he would still be one of the series' executive producers.
As for Fox, her contract allows her to be on the show, but only time will tell if she reprises her role once again.