CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

8:30pm – Saturday, July 28 on TV 3

This week sees Conor O’Farrell reprising his role as the notorious Jeffrey McKeen when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation concludes its 12 th season on Saturday, July 28th at 8:30pm on 3. Conor O’Farrell is familiar to long-time fans of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as former Undersheriff Jeffrey McKeen, who shot Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan) in the season eight finale, “For Gedda”, and was arrested for the murder during the season nine premiere, “For Warrick”. This week will see Jeffrey McKeen resurface when a friend of the sheriff becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s brutal murder and the investigation’s political fallout reveals the truth behind Russell’s (Ted Danson) troubled history with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue).

“The old coming back to threaten the new was intriguing to us,” Executive Producer Don McGill tells The CSI Files.

“What if one of the great villains of our past came back to bring back painful memories and ghosts from the past, but also threaten our CSIs?”

“What ensues is a threat to Russell’s leadership – his sense of righting the ship – but also a series of personal threats to our CSI team.”

Make sure not to miss this when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation concludes it 12 th season on Saturday, July 28 th at 8:30pm on 3.

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8:30pm – Saturday, June 2 on TV 3

This week sees Academy Award nominated Leaving Las Vegas actress, Elisabeth Shue returning to Las Vegas when she makes her CSI: Crime Scene Investigation debut on Saturday, June 2 nd at 8:30pm on 3. This week sees Shue’s character join the CSI team after completing an anger management course, following her firing by boss D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) in Seattle.

“It’s exciting to start a journey with a new CSI, especially when that character is played by Elisabeth Shue,” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn explains. “The new CSI also struggles with ‘brutal honesty issues’ and suffers no fools.”

“Elisabeth’s character will share a past, in another crime lab, with Ted Danson’s character,” adds executive producer Don McGil.

“The first time, things didn’t go so well between the two of them. Maybe the second time’s the charm, or not.” As for Shue herself, the actress says that the CSI role came at the right time, making it impossible to turn down. “For many years, I decided not to do television because I have three children, but now my youngest is finally old enough to be in kindergarten,” the actress explains. “So I’m not feeling that kind of tug of not being with her as much.”

And she couldn’t have hoped for a better co-star than Ted Danson. “What’s so nice about the show is it still has that classic procedural tone to it, but he brings a kind of lightness to it,” Shue says. “I just thought it would be fun to play opposite him and give it a try for a little while and see what it’s like.” Make sure not to miss her first day on the job when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation continues its latest season on Saturday, June 2 nd at 8:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Monday, March 5 on TV 3

When a former mayor of Las Vegas is shot at the Mob Museum, new CSI boss, D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) and his team embark on a Vegas history lesson to find clues to the crime in this week’s unmissable CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, continuing its latest season on Monday, March 5 th at 9:30pm on 3. Best know as Sam Malone from Cheers, Ted Danson, who took over from Laurence Fishburne as CSI’s leading man at the beginning of this season, appears to have transitioned nicely into a cast as tightly knit as any on television.

Three of his new colleagues – Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows), George Eads (Nick Stokes) and Paul Guilfoyle (Jim Brass) – have been part of the CSI crew for all 250-plus episodes. That meant Danson had to work his charm even before he arrived on set. “He called me two or three times just to say, ‘Hey, what’s up?'” George Eads says. “I was like, ‘Not much. Um, who’s this?’ He’s, like, ‘It’s Ted.’ I go, ‘Ted? Oh, Ted Danson! Sorry, man. How the heck are ya?'” Marg Helgenberger admits she raised an eyebrow when she heard he was coming to CSI. “You think Ted Danson and you mainly think comedy,” she says. “But pretty quickly, I said, ‘OK, yeah, that makes sense.'” Word around Hollywood after Fishburne’s departure was that the series would cast another intense actor, but producers had other ideas.

“We wanted to get back to the excitement of the first few seasons and Ted fits our needs exactly,” says executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. “Having Ted around brightens every scene and adds a deeper emotional layer than we’ve seen in many years.”

Make sure not to miss Ted Danson in action when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation continues its latest season on Monday, March 5 th at 9:30pm on 3.

THE BOX – Tuesdays from 13 December, 8.30pm

Revisit one of the greatest seasons of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Las Vegas continues to be the ideal backdrop for the most morbid mysteries on television; beginning with disasters in a trailer park and the modern-day mistaken identity of a dead stripper. Grissom begins to re-engage with his emotions and people, the near-loss of Nick and some of the most difficult cases will have lasting effects, Warrick will take a leap of faith and Sophia Curtis will redefine her role in law enforcement.

THE BOX – Tuesdays from 20 September, 8.30pm

Season 7 of the original CSI follows a recurring serial-killer theme, and there’s a new forensic psychologist on the scene, the cagey Michael Keppler (Live Schreiber) attempting to throw Grissom (William Petersen) off his game. Meanwhile Grissom starts delving further into his slowly developing relationship with Sara Sidle, the dedicated investigator who has always had more than a professional interest in Grissom.

8:30pm – Monday, July 4 on TV 3

Don’t miss the final showdown between Langston (Laurence Fishburne) and the notorious ‘Dick and Jane’ killer, Nate Haskell (Bill Irwin), in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season finale, screening on Monday, July 4 th at 8:30pm on 3.

This week’s action-packed finale finds Langston face-to-face with Haskell inside the notorious Dick and Jane Killer’s childhood home. Haskell has lured Langston there by kidnapping his ex-wife, Gloria (Tracee Ellis Ross), and Haskell hopes to prove once and for all that he and Langston are two sides of the same coin.

“Haskell and Langston are reflections of each other, at least in Haskell’s mind, executive producer Carol Mendelsohn explains.

“Langston does share a similar background in terms of having an abusive father, growing up in an abusive household. Haskell wants his reflection, his alter ego, to come out and play.”

And it appears that Langston is more than willing to oblige. “There will be a showdown between Langston and Haskell, and blood will be spilled,” executive producer Don McGill says. “Who’s blood is spilled is the big question. And who takes responsibility for that blood? Indeed, if Langston’s obsession with Haskell leads to murder, Langston’s career could be in jeopardy. “If Langston goes to the darker side, where does the team stand in all of that? Do they have his back?” Mendelsohn says. “It’s going to put the team in a very unique place – a road that none of them have ever travelled down before,” adds series star Jorja Fox. “All of the characters on the show have to examine or re-examine their beliefs about certain things, their ethics.”

No matter who survives, Mendelsohn and McGill suggest that Langston could be forever changed. “If you dance with the devil, if you flirt with a dark side, evil has a way of taking control of you,” McGill says. “If you unleash the beast, can you put that beast back in the bottle?”

Find out the answer to this, as well as other revelations when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation concludes its 11 th season on Monday, July 4 th at 8:30pm on 3.

The BOX – Tuesdays from 28 June, 8.30pm

We go back and relive the ninth season of CSI, two hours at a time!

The last season of Gil Grissom at the helm of the team is one not to be missed!

The ninth season opens with Grissom and his team shocked to learn that Warrick has been shot. They immediately begin to investigate the crime and learn a stunning secret about their colleague. When Sara hears the news, she returns to the lab to help with the probe.

8:30pm – Monday, June 20 on TV 3

After an abrupt departure back in season eight, Louise Lombard returns as Sofia Curtis in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, continuing its latest season on Monday, June 20 th at 8:30pm on 3. The former series regular, who left in the eighth season, will reprise her role as Sofia Curtis during this week’s hunt for escaped serial killer Nate Haskell (Bill Irwin).

Curtis, who’s now a deputy chief, will meet Langston (Laurence Fishburne) for the first time, but they don’t exactly get off on the right foot when she suggests calling in the FBI after Haskell sightings in Mexico. “Langston becomes involved because Sofia wants to call in the feds, since they’ve now had Haskell sightings in Mexico and all over, which means he’s clearly not in Vegas,” Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn explains. “Of course, Langston begs to differ. The episode is really about where Nate Haskell is,” Mendelsohn continues. “Sofia actually blames Langston and Catherine [Marg Helgenberger] for Haskell’s escape. And she blames Brass [Paul Guilfoyle]. Brass then says; ‘Hate to rain on your tirade, deputy chief, but we’re not going catch Haskell debating ancient history’. And presto, the team is reunited! Kind of.” So how will they catch the notorious killer? Find out when CSI: Crime Scene Investigation screens on Monday, June 20 th at 8:30pm on 3.

8:30pm – Monday, May 16 on TV 3

To the delight of fans with the “fever”, this week sees the return of pop star Justin Bieber to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, screening on Monday, May 16th at 8:30pm on 3.

Returning as Jason McCann, the character first introduced in the current series’ season premiere, Bieber says this will be the last time he will be appearing on the hit forensics series.

“Yeah, I get killed in the episode. I definitely get murdered,” the young star explains. “It was really cool because I actually – I get shot, like, several times. I fall down, and there’s fake blood and everything. It’s crazy how the whole process is.”

George Eads, whose character, Nick Stokes, shoots Bieber’s McCann in the episode says: “One of my crew guys goes, ‘Man, you’re going to split the country down the middle – half of them are going to hate you and half of them are going to love you’.”

“In the context of the story, he deserved it,” Eads continues. “I think in a way I was also at fault for killing Taylor Swift, too. Man, I’m going to have to stay away from a lot of people. Tell Miley Cyrus not to come on our show.”

As for Bieber, the singer says that despite his character’s tragic end he enjoyed stretching his bad-boy muscle for the part.

“I’m not a bad person, so it’s funny to play a bad person,” he explains.

As for why the pop star chose CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for his acting debut: “I wanted to do something that’s going to be challenging for me, and it’s definitely going to be. It has been.”

Make sure not to miss Justin Bieber’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation return when the series continues its latest season on Monday, May 16th at 8:30pm on 3.