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On this day in 2014, CBS aired the CSI:New York series finale, marking the end of an era in TV history. CSI: New York was the last of the three CSI franchise series to be taken off the air, having outlasted CSI: Miami by three years and the original CSI by four. The final CSI:NY original episode was notable for a surprise guest appearance by one of Gary Sinise's costars from Forrest Gump, Mykelti Williamson, and for its poignant closing scene set 30 years in the future in which a long-retired Mack Taylor eulogized his old team during a commencement address at the NYPD Academy.
On this day in 2010 William Petersen gave his first TV interview since CSI ended its ten-year run on CBS. Quashing rumors that it had been the network's decision to kill off Gil Grissom, Petersen said that in fact it had been his own idea to center the series finale on Grissom's demise in order to underscore the reality of violent crime in Las Vegas and let his co-stars take center stage in their farewell episode.
On this day in 2011, CBS aired the series finale of CSI: Miami. Fittingly the spinoff series, which had started with two of Gil Grissom's forensic investigators coming to Miami to look for the killer of an ex-Las Vegas police chief, ended with former Miami-Dade crime lab boss Horatio Caine (in a much- hyped guest appearance by David Caruso) moving to Vegas to take over that city's CSI unit in the aftermath of Grissom's death.
On this day in 2010 CBS-TV aired the series finale of its long-running drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigations. The last original episode of the series was also the most controversial, given that its main storyline centered on William Petersen's character Gil Grissom being murdered in a parking lot outside his office.
On this day in 2010 the CSI spinoff CSI:Miami began its eighth and last season on CBS. One notable cast change for the series was the replacement of David Caruso with former Star Trek: Enterprise lead Scott Bakula as new Miami-Dade crime lab team leader Lt. Zach Brinker.
On this day in 2014 the theatrical trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's feature film adaptation of the hit TV crime drama CSI:Crime Scene Investigations began playing at movie theaters across the United States and Canada.
On, this day in 2014 the premiere of Jerry Bruckheimer's feature film adaptation of his hit TV series CSI was rescheduled from its originally planned opening of Memorial Day weekend to June 2nd to capitalize on the buzz being generated by the upcoming CSI: New York series finale.
On this day in 2014 Jerry Bruckheimer's big-screen adaptation of his hit crime TV series CSI officially topped the 300 million USD mark at the box office. Only a month after its US theatrical release, the movie had already secured its place among the all-time North American theatrical hits and was on its way to challenging the worldwide box office profit record which had been held since 1997 by James Cameron's historical romance Titanic.
The CSI movie would officially break Titanic's US box office record during the 4th of July weekend, at which time Bruckheimer would hold a press conference to confirm that a sequel had been greenlighted.
On this day in 2015, filming began in Miami for the sequel to Jerry Bruckheimer's feature film adaptation of his hit TV series CSI:Crime Scene Investigations.
On this day in 2012 citing differences with the show's producers, Gary Dourdan quit the cast of Law & Order.
Media gossip speculated his resignation might have had more to do with lingering personal and legal fallout from his 2008 arrest on drug charges, but representatives for both Dourdan and NBC disputed this claim.
On this day in 2014, Jerry Bruckheimer's movie adaptation of his classic TV crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigations officially became the first theatrical release in motion picture history to reach the 1 trillion USD mark at the box office.
On this day in 2014 Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions issued a joint press release announcing that the feature film version of CSI, which had finished its initial worldwide theatrical run with total box office earnings of 2.1 trillion USD, would be re-released in US theaters on October 13th. The move was being made in hopes of improving the film's Academy Award prospects; it had been nominated in the Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Special Effects.
On this day in 2015, CBS Video released a 15th anniversary DVD boxed
set of the entire ten-season run of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations.
In 2015, on this day the movie adaptation of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation won Academy Awards in two of the four categories in which it had been nominated, receiving the Best Cinematography and Best Original Score Oscars. (It lost to 2061: Odyssey Three in the Best Special Effects category and was narrowly edged out for Best Original Screenplay by the controversial Iraq War drama Basra).