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Topic: CSI

How Discovery Channel Has Inspired Everyone from Oprah to the Creator of CSI

A true-crime show sparked the major TV franchise

CSI creator Anthony Zuiker can still remember the moment that watching Discovery changed his life—and his bank account—forever. In August 1999, Zuiker was watching one of his favorite shows, The New…

CBS Gets Younger by Ending CSI, Adding Supergirl

Network is gunning for NBC with its 2015-16 schedule

CBS is much younger than people think—and now that it's ending CSI and adding Supergirl, the network is about to get even younger. That was the big message from Les Moonves,…

CSI and Elementary Are Coming to Hulu

Make way for the crime dramas

Two of CBS' biggest crime dramas are heading to Hulu. The video platform scored the exclusive rights to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Elementary. As more people view shows on digital…

C7 Ratings to Free Up Hundreds of Millions in Hidden Revenue

Even incremental lifts will lead to a windfall

While the broadcast networks are pressuring agencies and clients to start writing more deals against a C7 ratings currency, at first blush, it would appear that there’s little cause to…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

Nina Tassler Upped to Chairman, CBS Entertainment

Promotion keeps network’s hit-maker locked in through 2017

Veteran CBS hit-maker Nina Tassler has been promoted to chairman of CBS Entertainment, inking a new deal with the network that extends through 2017. In her new role, Tassler will lead…

Chicago P.D. Off to a Promising Start on NBC

A rare 10 p.m. win for broadcast

In a season marred by wholly forgettable 10 p.m. launches, NBC thus far is the only broadcaster showing signs of life in the final hour of prime time. The Peacock on…

CBS’ Intelligence Is the Season’s Most-Watched Premiere

Less encouraging results for ABC’s Killer Women

CBS could have a winner on its hands with its first midseason drama launch, while a solid performer in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot continues to elude ABC. According to Nielsen…

TNT Scares Up Big Business With Mob City

Acura, DirecTV, Sony Pictures are marquee sponsors

The ratings for the first installment of Frank Darabont’s new TNT serial Mob City aren’t due for another 48 hours, but the stylish exercise in L.A. noir is already a…

FX Summons Up a Fourth Season of American Horror Story

Bewitching hit is slaying its broadcast competition

FX today announced it has ordered up a fourth batch of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series American Horror Story, signing on for 13 new episodes to air next fall. Jessica Lange…

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