CSI: NY, a crime drama inspired by the drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple.
Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), a dedicated and driven crime-scene investigator who believes that everything is connected and everyone has a story, is a decorated Marine who served in Desert Storm and dabbled in war photography. The job is his life; he focuses on cases until they are solved.
The team includes the newest addition, Josephine "Jo" Danville (Sela Ward), an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C., whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim.
They work with a team of experts, including Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo), an investigator with an unflappable spirit and a troubled family history, which he uses on the job as he blends his own set of hybrid ethics. Messer was personally selected to join the team by Mac, and he attempts daily to live up to that honour and responsibility.
Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) is the crime lab's former coroner, a brilliant Ph.D. who transitioned to the field team.
Joining them is Don Flack (Eddie Cahill), an edgy, hardcore homicide detective with a quick wit, impressive forensic insight and a long family history in law enforcement; and Lindsay Monroe Messer (Anna Belknap), a young, athletic CSI with a Midwestern work ethic who is willing to roll up her sleeves to tackle any job, and rarely hints at the dark and devastating secret that originally motivated her to dedicate her life to being an investigator.
Lindsay and Danny are married, and have a daughter, Lucy.
Rounding out the team is lab rat Adam Ross (AJ Buckley) and eccentric coroner Dr. Sid Hammerback (Robert Joy).
The New York CSIs may have a different process from those in Las Vegas or Miami, but they are guided by the same steadfast determination. These skilled investigators follow the evidence as they piece together clues and eliminate doubt, to ultimately crack their cases.
CSI: NY is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov are executive producers.
Season 8 premiered on M-Net Series on Sunday 8 July 2012, at 19h30. It went on hiatus after four episodes to accommodate the eighth season of Grey's Anatomy, which started an hour earlier, pushing the first season of The Lying Game an hour later. Season 8 resumed on M-Net Series with Episode 5 on Sunday 28 October 2012, at 19h30.