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CSI to end after 15 years

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 13

Story by Jack Foley

LONG-running drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will end this year, US TV network CBS has confirmed.

The show, which began in 2000 and spawned three spin-offs (including New York and Vegas), will end on September 27, 2015, with a two-hour finale.

Original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger will return as Gil Grissom and Catherine Willows, joining the show’s current leading man, Ted Danson for the finale.

Danson, who plays “DB” Russell, will then move on to CSI sister show CSI: Cyber, which began its first season in March this year.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of forensic investigators based in Las Vegas.

At its peak, it became the most watched programme in the world and even attracted the attention and admiration of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who conceived and directed the two-hour 2005 episode Grave Danger.

Further high profile guest appearances have come from singers Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber as well as Charlie Sheen, who appeared in a 2008 “cross-over” episode with his then-sitcom Two and a Half Men.

The show’s other spin-offs, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY, ran for 10 and nine seasons respectively before being cancelled.

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