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[01/12/10 - 08:05 AM]
USA Network Acquires Rights to CBS Television Distribution's Csi: Crime Scene Investigation
The cable channel will have non-exclusive rights to seasons 1-10 beginning December 2010.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

NEW YORK, NEW YORK � January 12, 2010 � USA Network has acquired the rights to CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. The announcement was made today by Jane Blaney, USA's executive vice president, program acquisitions and scheduling.

Under the agreement, USA will have non-exclusive rights to seasons 1-10 beginning December 2010. Starting Fall 2011, USA will also have the exclusive off-network rights to premiere CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION Seasons 11 and beyond. Beginning September 2014, NBCU shall be the exclusive home of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

"We're proud to add one of the most successful television series of the last 20 years to our programming slate," said Blaney. "CSI fits perfectly into our already powerful collection of procedurals, including NCIS, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, HOUSE, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and eventually NCIS: LOS ANGELES. CSI, one of only two shows to spawn two successful spin-offs, is an iconic series that reflects USA's commitment to quality storytelling and unique characters."

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION has been one of the most dominant shows on TV for the last decade, averaging 25 million viewers over its first seven seasons. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION has been a top 10 show for each of its 10 seasons, including six seasons in the top 3 and remains one of the most popular shows on TV with 18MM viewers STD.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is a fast-paced drama about a team of Las Vegas-based forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Over 10 seasons, the series has starred William Petersen (Dr. Gil Grissom), Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows), Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Raymond Langston), George Eads (Nick Stokes), Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle), Paul Guilfoyle (Captain Jim Brass), Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders), Robert David Hall (Dr. Al Robbins), Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown), David Berman (David Phillips), Wallace Langham (David Hodges) and Liz Vassey (Wendy Simms).

Created by Anthony Zuiker, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Naren Shankar, Jonathan Littman, William Petersen, Cynthia Chvatal and Ken Fink.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION airs Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS.

About CBS Television Distribution

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in worldwide television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series and holds the largest internationally distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Wheel of Fortune; the #2 rated game show Jeopardy!; the top two talk shows The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil; the Emmy Award-winning talk show Rachael Ray; the Emmy-nominated Dr. Phil spinoff The Doctors; the #1 entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight and its sister show The Insider; the #1 newsmagazine Inside Edition; the top two court shows Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer and Medium. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.

About USA Network

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 98.5 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NCIS (CBS)











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