From Vegas Mayor to CSI Murder Victim

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is not scheduled to open until February of 2012. But thanks to a little Jerry Bruckheimer magic, the city’s recently departed mayor will be gunned down in front of a completed version of the building on tonight’s episode of CSI.

Oscar Goodman (pictured) last worked as an actor in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 classic Goodfellas. He tells Vegas CBS affiliate Channel 8 that a replica of the Mob Museum was built in LA and that his gruesome TV scene will cap appearances in three other segments:

“Some 12 million people, I understand, will be looking at this particular episode and that will show time and time again,” Goodman said. “So the exposure that Las Vegas is getting, that the Mob Museum is getting is extraordinary. I mean as far as advertising dollars is just monumental.”

The 1999-2011 city official could also be paving the way for a much needed Recession era TV trend. FishbowlLA is pretty sure readers of this blog would applaud the opportunity to watch Antonio Villaraigosa meet his female maker on Desperate Housewives.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.