CSI is an innovative, new type of crime drama in which 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 Nielsen ratings for three years running. This is the first of 3 CSI series. AKA: CSI Las Vegas
Series Fun Facts
- The extreme popularity of this TV series was credited for a large surge of applications for courses in forensic science.
- Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Jorja Fox have all appeared on ER, but not in the same episodes.
- Series executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer produced William Petersen's feature debut Thief almost 20 years earlier.