CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ending After 15 Seasons

George Eads and Eric Szmanda in CSI
George Eads and Eric Szmanda in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Robert Voets/CBS

End of an era! After 15 seasons, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is coming to a close.

The long-running series aired its final episode this past February and will wrap with an upcoming feature-length movie, CBS confirmed on Wednesday, May 13. The two-hour made-for-TV flick is expected to hit airwaves on Sept. 27, and will provide fans with an anticipated send-off for the crime-fighting characters.

CBS hyped the "two-hour series finale farewell" in a release, promising a reunion from "original cast members including William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger." Petersen, 62, and Helgenberger, 56, were featured in the debut season of CSI, which premiered in October 2000, alongside George Eads, Jorja Fox, Gary Dourdan, and Paul Guilfoyle.

After 15 years on television, CSI inspired multiple spin-off shows such as CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and the latest iteration, CSI: Cyber. The technology-focused procedural made its debut this past March and is celebrated by CBS as the show that will "carry on the CSI legacy." 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alum Ted Danson recently joined the cast of CSI: Cyber, leading the series with Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, and Peter MacNicol, among others. 

Set in Las Vegas and focusing on a team of impressive detectives, the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was a huge, banner series for CBS. The crime show earned high ratings for more than a decade, only falling from grace in recent years. During its 15-year run, CSI also took home multiple honors including Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild award. 

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