CBS has renewed hit freshman drama CSI: Vegas for a second season to air during the 2022-2023 broadcast season. William Petersen only signed up for the first season and will not be back, but Jorja Fox is likely to.
The CBS Original series is part of CBS’ highly successful freshman class, which has four of the top five new series this season. The season one finale aired Wednesday, Dec. 8.
“The incredibly talented CSI: Vegas creative team and cast did a superb job this first season, brilliantly updating and portraying the CSI universe with fresh stories and a new crime lab,” said Amy Reisenbach, Executive Vice President, Current Programs, CBS.
She added that the CSI: Vegas sequel series proves “that after 20 years, the CSI fan base is still hungry for more and ready to embrace a new chapter in this illustrious franchise.”
CSI: Vegas improved its Wednesday night 10:00 PM time slot by +60% in viewers. Through the first nine episodes (as of Dec. 1), the series added +3.10m viewers (6.81m from 3.71m, +84%) with 7-day playback. This is the highest playback of any new drama on any network.
The entire exciting first season of CSI: Vegas is available to binge on Paramount+.
CSI: Vegas, the sequel to the Network’s global hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, opened a brand-new chapter in Las Vegas – the city where it all began.
Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) enlisted the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), to investigate a case centered around former colleague David Hodges (Wallace Langham).
This combined force deployed the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best — follow the evidence — to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.
The first season also starred Matt Lauria, Mandeep Dhillon and Mel Rodriguez.
Executive producers for the series are Jason Tracey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, William Petersen, Uta Briesewitz (initial episode only) and Cindy Chvatal.