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Show Details

Broadcaster: M-Net DStv 
Show Genre: Police Procedural
Season Premiere: Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Season Finale: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time: 21h30 - 22h30

Show Summary

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI: Las Vegas or CSI) is an American police procedural television series created by Anthony E. Zuiker that follows the investigations of a team of Las Vegas forensic scientists as they unveil the circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and other crimes.

The series premiered in the USA on CBS on 6 October, 2000.

CSI originally premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Thursday 23 August 2001, at 19h30. The first four seasons also aired on SABC3 and the show also began airing on DStv's M-Net HD when it became available in 2008. TopTV's Fox FX channel also began airing the series from Season 6 and DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel also picked it up. It also began airing on M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD) from Season 13.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 12 premiered on M-Net and M-Net HD on Wednesday 1 February 2012, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 22 episodes in the twelfth season.

Season 12

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence.

They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery.

D.B. Russell (Ted Danson), the new CSI Supervisor for the grave shift, comes to the team after heading the Seattle Crime Lab. He's a family man and scientist, but not a nerd.

Son of hippie parents, he's a "Left Coast" Sherlock Holmes who devours crime novels and looks at every crime scene as if it were a story waiting to be told.

Other CSI members include Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger in her last season of the show), the team's former supervisor and an investigator with a cop's instinct for reading human behaviour; Nick Stokes (George Eads), the conscience of the team, often driven by his emotional connection to the victim to always get the job done; Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), aka Mrs. Grissom, the moral compass of the team who is relentless in her pursuit of criminals; Greg Sanders (Eric Szmanda), once an off-beat tech analyst and now an experienced and intuitive crime solver; and Morgan Brody (Elisabeth Harnois), an exile from the Los Angeles Crime Lab and the daughter of Undersheriff Ecklie.

She's a natural born investigator who still has a lot to learn about politics and family.

The CSI team members also work closely with Captain Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle), a seasoned detective and protector of CSI, sometimes to a fault; Dr. Albert Robbins (Robert David Hall), the ever-professional medical examiner; his wise-cracking assistant, David Phillips (David Berman); and David Hodges (Wallace Langham), a tech of many talents who often rubs people the wrong way, but never fails to deliver.

Joining the cast mid-season is Julie 'Finn' Finlay (Elisabeth Shue, replacing Marg Helgenberger), a new CSI fresh off an anger management course, amid rumours that D.B. Russell fired her when she worked for him in Seattle.

These are the men and women who work 24/7 to untangle the evidence behind the yellow police lines, piecing together seemingly insignificant puzzle pieces to nail the bad guys and serve those who are most important and sometimes overlooked - the victims.

The CSIs sift through the murders, suicides, robberies and violent crimes that threaten the streets of Las Vegas, on and off the Strip, moving beyond the neon decadence to seediest and deadliest corners of the infamous city in the desert.

"Let the evidence bring justice to the victims and closure to the survivors."


db = double bill

Note: transmissions on M-Net simulcast in HD from Season 8. The first 12 seasons did not air on M-Net Series Showcase, which is also simulcast in HD.

Season 1 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 23 Aug 2001 | Finale: 24 Jan 2002 | Thu, 19h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 22 Mar 2003 | Finale: 23 Aug 2003 | Sat, 20h30
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 27 Feb 2012 | Finale: 30 Jul 2012 | Mon, 21h40

Season 2 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 7 Jan 2003 | Finale: 10 Jun 2003 | Tue, 19h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 15 Jul 2004 | Finale: 16 Dec 2004 | Thu, 20h31
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 6 Aug 2012 | Finale: 26 Nov 2012 | Mon/Thu, 21h25

Season 3 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 16 Dec 2003 | Finale: 18 May 2004 | Tue, 19h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 29 Sep 2005 | Finale: 2 Mar 2006 | Thu, 20h31
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 29 Nov 2012 | Finale: 14 Feb 2013 | Mon/Thu, 21h25

Season 4 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 9 Nov 2004 | Finale: 12 Apr 2005 | Tue, 19h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 8 Jan 2007 | Finale: 11 Jun 2007 | Mon, 21h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Jul 2013 | Finale: 3 Dec 2013 | Tue, 21h45/20h00

Season 5 (25 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 4 Oct 2005 | Finale: 29 Aug 2006 | Tue, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 11 Apr 2011 | Finale: 4 Jul 2011 | Mon/Tue, 22h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 10 Dec 2013 | Finale: 18 Mar 2014 | Tue, 20h00 (db)

Season 6 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 15 Mar 2007 | Finale: 23 Aug 2007 | Thu, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 4 Sep 2011 | Finale: 12 Feb 2012 | Sun, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 3 Jul 2012 | Finale: 24 Sep 2012 | Mon/Tue, 22h10
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 18 Mar 2014 | Finale: 10 Jun 2014 | Tue, 20h00 (db)

Season 7 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 14 Feb 2008 | Finale: 24 Jul 2008 | Thu, 21h30
Channel: Fox FX | Premiere: 4 Nov 2012 | Finale: 14 Apr 2013 | Sun, 20h30

Season 8 (17 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 17 Sep 2008 | Finale: 7 Jan 2009 | Wed, 20h30

Season 9 (24 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 24 Jun 2009 | Finale: 2 Dec 2009 | Wed, 20h30

Season 10 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 14 Dec 2010 | Finale: 17 May 2011 | Tue, 20h30

Season 11 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 8 Jun 2011 | Finale: 2 Nov 2011 | Wed, 21h30

Season 12 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 1 Feb 2012 | Finale: 27 Jun 2012 | Wed, 21h30

Season 13 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 15 May 2013 | Finale: 9 Oct 2013 | Wed, 21h30
Channel: MS Showcase | Premiere: 26 Oct 2013 | Finale: 14 Dec 2013 | Sat, 20h30

Season 14 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 26 Mar 2014 | Finale: 20 Aug 2014 | Wed, 21h30

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
D.B. Russell Ted Danson
Catherine Willows Marg Helgenberger
Nick Stokes George Eads
Sara Sidle Jorja Fox
Greg Sanders Eric Szmanda
Dr. Al Robbins Robert David Hall
David Hodges Wallace Langham
David Phillips David Berman
Morgan Brody Elisabeth Harnois
Captain Jim Brass Paul Guilfoyle
Julie 'Finn' Finlay Elisabeth Shue
Archie Johnson Archie Kao
Henry Andrews Jon Wellner
Conrad Ecklie Marc Vann
Detective Vartann Alex Carter
Officer Metcalf Joseph Patrick Kelly
Officer Akers Larry Sullivan
Mandy Webster Sheeri Rappaport
Xiomara Garcia Monique Gabriela Curnen
Sheriff Sherry Linson Barbara Eve Harris
Agent Matthew Pratt Matt Lauria
Matt Gabriel Titus Welliver
Agent Viggo McQuaid Grant Show
Laura Gabriel Annabeth Gish
Jimmy Finnerty Chad Faust
A.J. Gust Stephen Amell
John Lee James Harvey Ward
Leslie Gitig Amy Davidson
Maurice Gallows Chris Mulkey
Colleen Hughes Chelsea Hobbs
Gina Sinclair Stacy Haiduk
Ed Burrows Don McManus
Angie Salinger Kelly Hu
Joanna Sapphire Frances Fisher
Prince Hamad Al Maktoum Phillip Rhys
Samantha Cafferty Vanessa Marano
Pilot Kirk Harmon Chris William Martin
Frank Cafferty Johnny Messner
Dr. Jennifer Grier Suzanne Cryer
Steven Watt Kevin McNally
Benny 'Rhino' Rheneiski Devin Crittenden
Charlie Russell Brandon Jones
Bill Pernin Victor Webster
Stan Richardson Michael Massee
Rick Fetzer Cooper Huckabee
Diego Barra Ramón Franco
Lindsey Willows Kay Panabaker
Judy Robbins Wendy Crewson
Carla Duggan Smith Tanya Fischer
Donna Hoppe Pamela Reed
Dr. Sylvia Sloane Bahar Soomekh
Arthur Martens Mark Aiken
Malcolm Turner Kevin Dobson
Avery Keil Jackson Pace
Seth Bender Joe Egender
Pete Moyer Shane Coffey
Miss Kitty Tangie Ambrose
Ted Jr. Rodney Rowland
Dr. Amy Berkman Zabryna Guevara
Maya Brooke Nevin
Brooke Cassidy Chelsea Kane
Silvia Grier Skyler Day
Erin Vickler Francia Raisa
Det. Michael Crenshaw Billy Magnussen
Jack Gilmore Craig Sheffer
Det. Carlos Moreno Enrique Murciano
Barbara Russell Peri Gilpin
Drillbit Sterling Beaumon
Gween Seligson Jeanine Mason
April Reynolds Susan May Pratt
Wes Clyborn Jesse McCartney
Paramedic Sam Rill Sinqua Walls
Paula Bingham Brianna Brown
Kyle Hartley Pedro Pascal

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