CBS UNVEILS "ANATOMY OF A TV HIT: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION," A NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES WEB SERIES ON CBS.COM THAT TAKES FANS INSIDE THE WORLD OF "CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION"
CSI's Executive Producers, Cast Members, Writers and Technical Wizards Provide Unique Insight Into the Creation of the Procedural Phenomenon
February 10, 2012 - CBS today debuted ANATOMY OF A TV HIT: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, a series of nine original webisodes featuring a one-of-a-kind look inside the creation of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. The series can be viewed on CBS.com (click here).
ANATOMY OF A TV HIT: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION will give fans an inside look at the meticulous work that goes into producing a single episode of CSI. The series features interviews with Executive Producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue; the cast, including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger; as well as CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves and President, CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler. In addition, writers, special effect gurus and production specialists take fans from the genesis of the pilot to every detail surrounding the making of the upcoming episode, "Stealing Home," airing Wednesday, Feb. 22 on the CBS Television Network.
Additional features of the interactive online experience for fans visiting CBS.com include various live chat events in which fans can log on to their social network accounts and submit questions to the CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION crew. Fans will also be able to participate in the "Favorite Episode Face-Off" game, featuring bracket-style voting where fans revisit classic CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION episodes and select their favorite from the series' 12 seasons.
The following webisodes will air on CBS.com:
Webisode #1 Friday, Feb. 10 The Birth of CSI (Part 1) -- How the show was pitched to the Network
Webisode #2 Tuesday, Feb. 14 The Birth of CSI (Part 2) -- Shooting the pilot episode
NOTE: The webisodes below follow the production of "Stealing Home" in January and February 2012
Webisode #3 Thursday, Feb. 16 Casting
Webisode #4 Tuesday, Feb. 21 Special and Visual effects
Webisode #5 Thursday, Feb. 23 The Story
Webisode #6 Tuesday, Feb. 28 Prepping the Episode and Pre-Production Meeting
Webisode #7 Thursday, March 1 Makeup and Special Effects Makeup
Webisode #8 Tuesday, March 6 Production
Webisode #9 Thursday, March 8 Post-Production and Audio Mixing
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, currently in its 12th season, is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. The series stars Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, David Berman, Wallace Langham and Elisabeth Harnois. Original cast member Marg Helgenberger's final episode aired Jan. 25, 2012. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION airs on Wednesdays at 10 PM, PT/ET on the CBS Television Network.
For more information, please visit: www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/