CBS' CSI is one of television's surprise success stories. The show, at its core, is simple: self-contained episodes that aren't overly demanding where the good guy gets the bad guy in the end. So why would a perfectly good television show be rumored to get a movie makeover?
CSI is an innovative, new type of crime drama because the characters use cutting-edge forensic tools to examine the evidence to solve the case. Rather than a 'whodunnit' cop show (investigating witnesses/suspects), CSI explores the 'howdunnit'. CSI has been the number one scripted series in the Neilsen ratings for four years running. In 2007 nearly 84 million people watched CSI, making it the most watched show in the world.moreless