Air Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#301) "People with Money"
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Scenes From This Episode Were Filmed On Location In New York

Claire Forlani ("Meet Joe Black"), Michael Nouri ("Flashdance," "The O.C.") And Emmanuelle Vaugier ("Two and a Half Men") Guest Star

"People with Money" -- When a man is found dead on the Brooklyn Bridge and the only evidence is his marriage proposal displayed in lights on a Manhattan high-rise and a souvenir key chain as a murder weapon buried in his chest, the team comes together to find the person who may have brutally rejected his offer, on the third season premiere of CSI: NY, Wednesday, Sept. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Rob Bailey directed the episode written by Pam Veasey and Peter M. Lenkov, who are both executive producers on the series.

Scenes from this episode were filmed on location in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.

Claire Forlani ("Meet Joe Black") guest stars in a recurring role as the CSI team's new medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll, who also happens to be in a relationship with Det. Mac Taylor. Michael Nouri ("Flashdance," "The O.C.") guest stars as Denney Lancaster, the father of the woman whose boyfriend was found dead on the Brooklyn Bridge. Emmanuelle Vaugier ("Two and a Half Men") guest stars in a recurring role as CSI detective Jennifer Angell.

At the conclusion of last season, the CSIs faced their toughest challenge yet, when bombs where detonated across the city and Det. Flack suffered severe injuries during the explosions. Mac struggled with the guilt of not being able to get Flack and his team out of harms' way, and Stella fought to regain some sense of normalcy after being brutally attacked by her boyfriend. The third season finds the team in search of new beginnings as Det. Flack comes back to the job after slowly recovering from his injuries and Mac secretly begins dating again after the death of his wife. He finds companionship in a co-worker, which presents a unique challenge as he tries to figure out the professional and personal connotations of his private and public lives intersecting.

As Mac and Peyton tackle their first case together, they join Stella and Lindsay in investigating the death of a young man, where the only witnesses are bungee jumpers who were illegally plummeting off the Brooklyn Bridge when they found the dying victim. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Danny investigate the murder of a New York heiress which leads them to Manhattan's hippest clubs, where the young, wealthy and bored find a new form of entertainment: pitting their bodyguards against one another and betting on who will win.

CSI: NY, a crime drama inspired by the Number One 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, 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. He and his partner, Stella Bonasera, a well-traveled, well-educated detective, an orphan who flourished in spite of the system, share a passion for the job. Stella is a jack-of-all-trades and has an unmatched desire to find answers for the victims of violent crimes, due in part to questions about her past. They lead a team of experts through the gritty and kinetic city that never sleeps.

The team includes Danny Messer, 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 honor and responsibility. Sheldon Hawkes is the crime lab's former coroner, a brilliant Ph.D. who transitioned into to the field team. Joining them is Don Flack, an edgy, hardcore homicide detective with a quick wit, impressive forensic insight and a long family history in law enforcement. Rounding out the team is Lindsay Monroe, 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. 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 Productions and Alliance Atlantis Communications, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Danny Cannon, Peter M. Lenkov and Pam Veasey are the executive producers.

Det. Mac Taylor: Gary Sinise
Det. Stella Bonasera: Melina Kanakaredes
Danny Messer: Carmine Giovinazzo
Lindsay Monroe: Anna Belknap
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes: Hill Harper
Det. Don Flack: Eddie Cahill

Dr. Sid Hammerback: Robert Joy
Dr. Peyton Driscoll: Claire Forlani
Det. Jennifer Angell: Emmanuelle Vaugier
Adam Ross: A.J. Buckley

Denney Lancaster: Michael Nouri
Clarence Rome: James Ferris
Margo Demme: Marcy McCusker
Cassidy Daniels: Heidi Moneymaker
Erica Lancaster: Sabine Singh
Picasso: John Brently Reynolds
Dori Richards: Charity Rahmer
Asad Jamilla: Kiyano La'Vin
Sam McFarland: Jason Alan Smith
Vanessa May: Katie Gill
Trey Foster: Justin Clynes

RATING: To Be Announced

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