CSI: Miami

THE BOX – Tuesdays from 3 January, 7.30pm

The ninth season of CSI: Miami plays on the BOX for the first time too! In the cliff-hanger episode from last season, the killer has released a gas into the lab’s ventilation system and incapacitated the team. The CSI must find out who the killer is and beat the clock before it’s too late.

Clarkson complaints reach 31,000

Jeremy Clarkson’s controversial comments on a TV show regarding the striking public sector workers last week has drawn more than 31,000 complaints from viewers. The One Show is now one of the most complained-about TV shows of all time.

Simpsons crossover on Family Guy

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Smallville to continue in novel form

Smallville may be continuing in novel form with news that writer Bryan Q Miller is working on a book that picks up from events in the show’s final season.

Derek to guest in CSI: Miami

Actress Bo Derek will feature in an episode of CSI: Miami next year, it has been confirmed. The actress will play the owner of a horse stable where a murder takes place.

Kutcher’s Men debut draws 27.8m

Ashton Kutcher’s debut on Two and a Half Men in the US drew a massive 27.8 million viewers for CBS. The figure is around double the usual audience for past episodes of the sitcom.

Sheen Roast sets Comedy Central record

The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen has also drawn big ratings for Comedy Central, with 6.4 million viewers tuning in. The audience is roughly double what the previous roasts for David Hasselhoff and Donald Trump drew.

BBC suing Italian network

The BBC is suing an Italian TV channel owned by Silvio Berlusconi over what they believe to be a rip-off of Strictly Come Dancing. The BBC believe the rival show, entitled Baila!, will infringe its copyright for the Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing format.

Drea de Matteo to guest on CSI: Miami

Actress Drea de Matteo has signed up for a guest role on CSI: Miami. De Matteo has had lead role son the likes of The Sopranos, Desperate Housewives and Sons of Anarchy.

The BOX – Sundays from 31 July, 8.30pm

Revisit the dramatic third season of CSI Miami where the CSIs lose one of their own, a “flash-mob” murder and a tsunami heads for Miami.

The third-season opener begins with the discovery of a businessman’s bullet-ridden body aboard an empty yacht that smashed into a bridge. Apparently, the man was delivering the ransom for his kidnapped son.

9:30pm – Sunday, June 26 on TV 3

The milestone episodes continue this week with CSI: Miami reaching its 200 th episode on Sunday, June 26 th at 9:30pm on 3. For most television series, producing 200 episodes is a rarity. So, how did CSI: Miami celebrate?

“There was a lot of hype surrounding episode 100 way back when. I remember we all thought, we’ve got to do something big: spectacle, spectacle, spectacle!” co-executive producer Marc Dube says. “Turns out at episode 200, it’s not about spectacle so much as just doing what we do well: tell a good mystery and tug at some heartstrings along the way.”

So Dube and fellow co-executive producer Barry O’Brien penned an episode that did just that. In the episode, fittingly titled “Happy Birthday”, Horatio (David Caruso) finds a woman who is eight months pregnant and has been beaten and left for dead. But the episode’s title has several other meanings: The life of the victim’s baby hangs in the balance and this all occurs on the birthday of Horatio’s late wife, Marisol (Alana de la Garza).

“Horatio really dedicates himself to finding the perpetrators,” O’Brien says. “In that quest, he finds echoes of his relationship with Marisol, and it becomes very thematic for him to make this right. He’s just very connected to Marisol throughout this episode, and we use some very specific flashbacks to help the audience get there along with him. It’s one of the powerful themes of season nine that Horatio is sort of reconnecting to the reason he does this work and what drives him emotionally.”

Also adding to the emotional hour is Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter), who sits at the victim’s bedside through much of the episode. Because Procter is pregnant in real life, Dube says it was fitting that Calleigh was chosen for the bedside scenes. “The number of scenes we’ve been able to put her in lately has been limited because she’s late in her pregnancy,” Dube explains.

“So we wanted to give her an emotional investment, and we thought if we have her bedside with someone who’s, in a sense, going through what she’s going through in real life, we can really bring the best out of her.” “Emily brought a lot of raw power to the role,” O’Brien adds. “There’s a real sense of her personal investment in the outcome for this character, who is in jeopardy. There’s almost a spiritual element to her sitting next to this woman at the darkest hour of her life.”

Make sure not to miss this when CSI: Miami turns 200-episodes-old on Sunday, June 26 th at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Sunday, May 8 on TV 3

Returning for its ninth season, this week sees CSI: Miami picking up right where season eight ended, with most of the CSI staff unconscious on the lab floor after falling victims to a serial killer’s attempt to poison them! CSI Miami returns to our screens on Sunday May 8th at 9:30pm on 3.

“We’re answering the call with essentially a relaunch of our entire series in every category,” CSI: Miami producer Barry O’Brien explains about the series’ latest season.

O’Brien’s energy and excitement is evident as he reveals storylines for this season. The CSIs will investigate a crime with a literally disappearing murder weapon. One murder will be “witnessed” by a blind bystander.

But the story O’Brien is most eager to tell is that of a massive prison break, which will provide headaches for crime lab leader Horatio Caine (David Caruso), who will try to corral the fugitives all season long.

“It puts a group of Horatio Caine’s most desperate and dangerous enemies on the street gunning for him,” O’Brien says.

“You’re going to meet a new Horatio Cane. He’s going to be unleashed, unrestrained, and in suspect’s faces in a way that he’s never been before. He’s more passionate than ever, and more dramatic and more compelling from a character standpoint. It’s a David Caruso you haven’t seen and certainly won’t forget.”

“A hero is only as effective and as dynamic as his opponent, and we’re working to bring more dangerous, more unpredictable opponents, killers and criminals in Horatio’s sights,” O’Brien continues. “His new style will be born out of that. He’s going to rise to that occasion and sort of has to up his game and become just as dangerous as his opposition.”

But what about that pesky season eight cliff-hanger that left everyone but Horatio and Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez) unconscious in the crime lab after being poisoned?

“The survival of our whole team is in their hands, and I can say that one of our CSIs will not survive,” O’Brien says. “The shock of losing one of their own really brings the team closer together than ever and recreates that tight-knit dynamic that made the series what it is.”

Make sure not to miss all this when CSI: Miami returns to our screens on Sunday May 8th at 9:30pm on 3.

For the first time ever three CSI teams come together to solve one shocking mystery.

Dr Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) travels between all three CSI shows in this very special night of television.

Beginning with CSI: Miami, the crossover starts when Horatio finds a severed leg which belongs to a girl who went missing in Las Vegas earlier that week.  He summons Dr. Langston to Everglades, Miami, where the body part was found.

Then on CSI: New York, the body of a woman whom Dr. Langston interviewed while in Miami is discovered in New York, hidden in a truck.  Together with Mac Taylor, Dr. Langston begins unravelling a case of an interstate trucking ring that specialises in human cargo and black market organ harvesting.

The string ends on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when Dr. Langston goes to a prostitution ring in Las Vegas in a desperate bid to find another young girl taken hostage as part of a human trafficking operation.

Tuesday 22 March from 7.30pm

9:30pm – Sunday, November 21 on TV 3

Its season finale time and a serial killer is taunting the team with clues to his victims in CSI: Miami, concluding its eighth season on Sunday, November 21st at 9:30pm on 3.

“This killer is out for blood, and all the CSIs end up in jeopardy, except for Horatio (David Caruso) and Delko (Adam Rodriguez),” series producer Krystal Houghton tells Buddy TV about this week’s finale.

“The killer has very sneaky ways of getting to people – he doesn’t even have to be there. He sets things up ahead of time, and it’s a ticking clock for the CSIs to stop him,” she continues, adding; “What they don’t know is that he sets up one of these ticking clocks in their lab!”

The entire cast agrees that the reason behind the attacks is a vindictive one – perhaps because of something one of the team did in the past.

“Someone appears to be very angry with our team and they are determined to prevent us from doing what we need to do,” explains series star David Caruso.

“The season ends in a cliff-hanger. Someone has attacked the lab and most all of us are rendered unconscious,” he adds.

Caruso explains that CSI: Miami’s newfound grittiness could also have something to do with the series’ ninth season.

“We’re not sure what’s going to happen [next season]. We’re not sure who is going to survive. This is a very dangerous moment for the entire team!”

Make sure not to miss it when CSI: Miami concludes its eighth season on Sunday, November 21st at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Sunday, November 14 on TV 3

Eric Delko’s (Adam Rodriguez) investigation of his colleagues is about to take a serious turn in CSI: Miami, screening on Sunday, November 14th at 9:30pm on 3.

In the closing moments of last week’s episode, Rebecca Nevins (Christina Chang), Delko’s boss and the former girlfriend of Horatio (David Caruso), was killed by a car explosion just before Delko could report the new leads he found while trying to track down who stole diamonds from the evidence locker.

Now the person responsible for the theft and the bombing will be revealed, and series producer Krystal Houghton says that there will be dire consequences.

“The explosion kicks Delko’s investigation into overdrive,” Houghton tells Buddy TV. “It’s not just who’s stealing, but who’s murdering? During the investigation, somebody involved in the theft dies, and somebody else’s career is ruined. Unless there’s a prison break, it’s safe to say we’ve seen the last of him.”

But how many bridges will Delko (Adam Rodriguez) burn during his investigation? In the last episode, Walter Simmons (Omar Miller) didn’t take very kindly to Delko snooping into his bank account. Natalia (Eva Larue) has also had tense words with Delko.

“Natalia feels betrayed by Delko,” Houghton says. “She knows what happens when you’re the mole and keep secrets, so she wants to be up-front. She promised him she wouldn’t tell, but there’s only so long that she can keep that promise.”

But Delko’s relationship with girlfriend (Emily Procter) could be the one most damaged. “He’s her boyfriend, but he’s also investigating her,” Houghton explains.

“That’s going to be a tough one if she finds that out. He keeps it a secret, and he puts his job above the relationship. That’s a big issue for them!”

But just how will Delko’s life change as a result of this investigation? Find out when CSI: Miami screens on Sunday, November 14th at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Sunday, September 19 on TV 3

Rob Zombie is taking Horatio and the team to Los Angeles when the rocker turned director directs this week’s CSI: Miami, screening on Sunday, September 19th at 9:30pm on 3.

Titled “L.A”, the episode sees Horatio (David Caruso) and Delko (Adam Rodriguez) leave Miami to investigate an old case involving team member Jesse Cardoza (Eddie Cibrian) in Los Angeles.

“It’s a very, very cinematic episode,” says co-executive producer Barry O’Brien, who wrote the episode.

“It has very classic and iconic Rob Zombie visual touches, and it’s really a groundbreaking hour for CSI: Miami. Rob really pushed the limits in an appropriate and wonderful way.”

“The episode begins with an explosive, very cinematic murder at a high-end masquerade ball. It’s a very Rob Zombie party and it’s a very Rob Zombie murder,” O’Brien adds.

The episode’s guest cast includes Zombie’s wife, Sherri Moon Zombie, and Malcolm McDowell, who appeared in Zombie’s two Halloween films. Joining them for the ride will also be Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, who both make cameos in the episode.

Madsen’s and McDowell’s characters both have connections to Bruce Enright (Paul Blackthorne), a man who hosts a murderous masquerade ball. Madsen plays Enright’s bodyguard and McDowell plays the lawyer who twisted the facts to keep Enright from going down for killing his own wife.

Jesse’s over-eagerness to put Enright away for that murder is the reason Horatio and Delko head west.

“Jesse was accused of tampering with evidence, right before his return to Miami,” O’Brien explains. “And thus, everything he has done and will do as a CSI is put into question. So, Horatio and Eric throw themselves into that old case with the hope of clearing his name.”

Make sure not to miss this when the Rob Zombie directed CSI: Miami, screening on Sunday, September 19th at 9:30pm on 3.