CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 15)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 15)
CSI-promo15.jpg
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18[1]
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 28, 2014 – present
Season chronology
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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The fifteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 28, 2014,[2] and will consist of 18 episodes, after having the episode order cut back by four episodes on October 23, 2014.[1]

In June 2014, it was announced that showrunner Carol Mendelsohn would be leaving the show after 14 years. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Mendelsohn stated, "It's been a long and amazing journey, and I am so proud of CSI's continued success. In handing over the helm to my dear friend and partner, Don McGill, I know he and our CSI team will carry on brilliantly what we've all created together. CSI, its cast and crew, writers and directors, will always be my family. I have learned so much from each and every one of them. About writing, producing and life. For that, and so much more, I am forever grateful." Don McGill will become the lone showrunner for the fifteenth season.[3]

Changes[edit]

In March 2014, it was announced that actor Paul Guilfoyle, who plays Jim Brass, was to leave the series after fourteen years; his character left in the fourteenth season finale "Dead in His Tracks" that aired on May 7, 2014.[4] Starting with Season 15, the show moved to Sundays at 10:00 pm.[5] George Eads will leave the cast after this season.[6]

Notable cast members[edit]

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Ted Danson D.B. Russell Entire season[7] N/A
Elisabeth Shue Julie Finlay Entire season[7] N/A
George Eads Nick Stokes Entire season[7] N/A
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle Entire season[7] N/A
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders Entire season[7] N/A
Robert David Hall Al Robbins Entire season[7] N/A
Wallace Langham David Hodges Entire season[7] N/A
David Berman David Phillips Entire season[7] N/A
Elisabeth Harnois Morgan Brody Entire season[7] N/A
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews Entire season[7] N/A
Alimi Ballard Kevin Crawford N/A Entire season
Marc Vann Conrad Ecklie N/A Entire season
Larry M. Mitchell Officer Mitchell N/A Entire season
Mark Valley Daniel Shaw N/A Entire season

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
318 1 "The CSI Effect" Alec Smight Christopher Barbour & Don McGill September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) 15001 9.36[8]

Finlay must deal with a bomb planted in her car, while Russell gets a call from someone claiming to be the Gig Harbor Killer.

Special guest stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Jared Briscoe and Paul Winthrop and Mark Valley as Private Investigator Daniel Shaw

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie
319 2 "Buzz Kill" Frank Waldeck Andrew Dettmann October 5, 2014 (2014-10-05) 15002 8.04[9]

The CSI team investigates a robbery and fatal shooting at a medical marijuana shop.

Recurring characters: Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford
320 3 "Bad Blood" Louis Milito Tom Mularz October 12, 2014 (2014-10-12) 15003 8.77[10]

Sara and Greg are quarantined after responding to a crime scene that’s contaminated with a deadly pathogen.

Recurring characters: Marc Vann as Conrad Ecklie, Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Paula Francis as Herself
321 4 "The Book of Shadows" Brad Tanenbaum Gavin Harris October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19) 15004 8.85[11]

The CSI team suspects foul play when a chemistry teacher's science experiment goes awry.

Special guest stars: Marissa Jaret Winokur as Principal Dawn Meadows, Nathan Gamble as Mason Brewer and Bella Thorne as Hannah Hunt

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Alimi Ballard as Det. Kevin Crawford
322 5 "Girls Gone Wilder" Frank Waldeck Treena Hancock & Melissa R. Byer November 9, 2014 (2014-11-09)a 15005 8.67[12]
Morgan, Sara, and Finlay try to relax at a forensics conference when a mass shooting occurs onsite.
323 6 "The Twin Paradox" Phil Conserva Christopher Barbour November 16, 2014 (2014-11-16) 15006 8.45[13]

A frustrated CSI team continues its investigation into the Gig Harbor Killer when another victim turns up dead.

Special guest stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Winthrop and Jared Briscoe.
Cameo appearance: Patricia Arquette as Avery Ryan (uncredited)

Recurring characters: Larry M. Mitchell as Officer Mitchell and Mark Valley as Private Investigator Daniel Shaw
324 7 "Road to Recovery" Louis Milito Elizabeth Devine November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23) 15007 7.88[14]

The team investigate the death of a woman with a high levels of alcohol and drugs in a pool at a rehab facility.

Special guest stars: Marc Blucas as Adam King and Greg Grunberg as Len Bryant, Merrin Dungey as Twyla Owen

Recurring characters: Larry Sullivan as Officer Andy Akers
325 8 "Rubbery Homicide"[15] Alec Smight Tom Mularz November 30, 2014 (2014-11-30) 15008

CSI team delves into the kinky world of "rubber dolls" when they investigate the murder of the man stabbed down the alley.

Recurring Characters: Larry Mitchell as Officer Mitchell
326 9 "Let's Make a Deal"[16] Brad Tanenbaum Elizabeth Devine December 7, 2014 (2014-12-07) 15009
The CSI team investigates a murder at Clark County jail after an inmate stumbles upon a body while running away from officers.

Notes[edit]

a.^ This episode was originally broadcast in Canada (CTV) on October 26, 2014. The episode was preempted in favor of football games by CBS on October 26 and November 2, 2014.


Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date 18-49
Rating/Share
Viewers
(in millions)
Rank (week)
1 The CSI Effect September 28, 2014 1.3/4[8] 9.36[8] 25+
2 Buzz Kill October 5, 2014 1.3/4[9] 8.04[9] 25+
3 Bad Blood October 12, 2014 1.4/4[10] 8.77[10] 25+
4 The Book of Shadows October 19, 2014 1.4/3[11] 8.85[11] 25+
5 Girls Gone Wilder November 9, 2014 1.2/4[12] 8.67[12] 25+
6 The Twin Paradox November 16, 2014 1.3/4[13] 8.45[13] 25+
7 Road to Recovery November 23, 2014 1.3/4[14] 7.88[14] N/A
8 Rubbery Homicide November 30, 2014 N/A N/A N/A
9 Let's Make a Deal December 7, 2014 N/A N/A N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://tvline.com/2014/10/22/csi-season-15-episode-order-cbs/
  2. ^ "CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates; Early Start for 'Madam Secretary'; 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Scorpion' Launch Premiere Week". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "'CSI' Loses Co-Showrunner Carol Mendelsohn (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "CSI Shocker: Find Out Which Original Castmember Is Leaving the CBS Drama". eOnline. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "CBS 2014-15 Primetime Schedule: 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Mom' Lead Monday; 'The Mentalist' & 'CSI: Cyber' Held for Midseason + 'NCIS: New Orleans' Takes Post-NCIS Spot & 'Amazing Race' Goes to Friday". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: George Eads to Exit CSI After 15 Seasons". TV Guide. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "‘CSI’ SEASON 15 STARTS PREP NEXT WEEK". CSI Files. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (September 30, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Resurrection' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up; 'CSI' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (October 6, 2014). "TV Ratings Sunday: 'The Simpsons' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Slide, 'Madam Secretary' Rises + Slow Start for 'Mulaney'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (October 13, 2014). "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Resurrection' & 'Revenge' Fall, 'The Simpsons' Rises". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (October 21, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'Madam Secretary' Adjusted Up; 'Mulaney' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (November 11, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (November 18, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'The Simpsons' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Up + Final Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (November 25, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Madam Secretary', 'The Simpsons', '60 Minutes' & 'America's Funniest Home Videos' Adjusted Down & Final Football Numbers". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Episode Title: "Rubbery Homicide"". The Futon Critic. November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Episode Title: "Let's Make A Deal"". The Futon Critic. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
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