CSI may have wrapped its last season in February, but it is not done just yet. CBS has confirmed the long-running series is definitely getting a two-hour movie special for fans to say goodbye. There will still be more of the crime scene investigators as CSI: Cyber is still running on the network.
The show first aired in 2000 and has been one of the most popular programs for the network, according to Sky News. It is also one of the longest-running programs for the network, ending with its 15th season. The show was so popular that three spin-offs were created, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York and the latest one still on CBS.
As the new series continues, Ted Danson will be leaving the Las Vegas team and joining the new one when it returns for its second season during the fall season. Others have not confirmed and are not likely to be moving on with the franchise.
There is some great news for veteran CSI fans. William Petersen, who played Gil Grissom, will be making a return for the two-hour movie. He will be joined by Marg Helgenberger, who played Catherine Willows. The only original character who will not be able to make an appearance in the movie is Warrick Brown, played by Gary Dourdan since he was killed off during the season nine premiere.
The Daily Mail has confirmed the two-hour movie will air on September 27. It is expected to serve as a goodbye to all the characters, so fans get a chance to see everything wrapped up perfectly.
This will not be the first time for a two-hour special. In season five, the showrunners opted for a two-hour season finale called Grave Danger. The episode was fully conceived and directed by movie legend Quentin Tarantino.
The plot for the two-hour CSI special has not been shared yet nor are there any hints of how Petersen and Helgenberger will be making their appearances. Many fans also wonder whether there will be any celebrity special guests, which has happened over the 15-year run, including Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift.
Many had been expecting to hear the news of the cancellation of the show. The number of viewers dropped from 11.9 million to 8.3 million between season 14 and season 15. The current season also saw the number of episodes cut to 18 from the regular 22, hinting that it was in danger. CBS has made up for that by allowing a two-hour movie special as a way for fans to say goodbye to CSI.
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