Crime dramas are suffering from their own unsolved mysteries--the case of the departing cast members!
Earlier this week, CBS's CSI lost regular Gary Dourdan. Dourdan, who has been with the show over its seven-year life span, will be leaving after this season.
Shortly after his exit was announced, it was reported that Law & Order: SVU's Diane Neal was also calling this season her last.
Today, news broke that two more actors would be leaving their posts at the conclusion of their respective shows' seasons. Following Neal out of Law & Order: SVU is Adam Beach, who was only on the show for one year as detective Chester Lake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beach decided not to exercise an option in his contract that would keep him on board for another year.
Beach has seen his rep rise after winning acclaim for his role in the HBO miniseries Bury ...Read more
Two hours of Jack Bauer helped Fox lead the night Monday. The show earned a 4.9 in 18-49s during its first hour and a 5.0 in its second, with 13.4 million average viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.
On NBC, Heroes took a 6.3, with 14.7 million viewers. CBS' new sitcom Rules of Engagement followed its powerhouse debut last week with another powerful showing, outdoing its Two and A Half Men lead-in with a 5.0 and 13.5 million viewers. At 10 p.m. CSI: Miami went to season highs with a 6.4 and 19.9 million viewers.
Also hitting season highs were Wife Swap and Supernanny on ABC.
At 8 p.m., Fox began the night in the lead with a 4.9 for the first of two hours of 24 ...Read more
David Caruso is used to catching criminals as Horatio Caine in CBS' CSI: Miami, but this time Caruso is the one under heat. Caruso's ex-girlfriend, Liza Marquez, has sued the actor on the grounds that he broke his promise to financially support her.
The Season 8 premiere of CSI: Miami goes back to the show's beginnings -- and it's delightfully accessible to anyone, from the ardent fan to the CSI noob. The episode offers a good introduction to the CSI: Miami crew, explaining the history of Eric (Adam Rodriguez) and Horatio's (David Caruso) professional relationship and (perhaps more importantly?) the origin of Horatio's famous sunglasses.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation took television by storm in 2000 with its innovative and cutting-edge updating of a standard series concept – in this case, the cop show. Suddenly, instead of simply whodunit, solving crimes was a matter of howdunit, and with what size shoe, and whether anyone left behind traces of evidence that the blue ALS light could pick up. Now that gritty approach to crime known as forensic science makes its way from Las Vegas to the streets of Florida in CSI: Miami. A whole new team of crime scene investigators is on hand to probe the seamy underside of what some refer to as Cuba North and others call Georgia South. Consider it a tropical blend of people, culture, nightlife and, of course, the occasional killing or two. Just as you do in Vegas, come for the crime, stick around for the clues. And there's always a clue. The Team Horatio Caine is the lead criminologist, sort of the Grissom of the spin-off. But he's got a dangerous edge and a "blind allegiance to justice." Tim Speedle was a young, well-educated criminalist who did his job in honor of his high school friend, who died two years after he was paralyzed in a snowmobile accident. He died on duty when he was shot in a jewelry store while investigating a murder. Eric Delko is a funny and lovable character, now working as a CSI, specializing in underwater recovery. Alexx Woods is a young coroner. Alexx has the education that has earned her the nickname "knowologist," and she often challenges the other CSIs. She is known to talk to the victims. Calleigh Duquesne is the team's ballistics expert, sometimes known as the "bullet girl." Ryan Wolfe is the newest member of the team. He is young and often thinks outside the box to help solve cases.moreless