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Old August 19 2008, 07:06 PM   #16
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well both Miami & NY have survived cast changes before, and I would say Grissmon is less of a lead than Horatio, Warrick not being around wont help matters but Catherine is still around, so I think the show is good for at least another two seasons.

That said I didnt really like the guy they bought in to replace Grissmon last time (when he went on stage)
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Old August 19 2008, 08:38 PM   #17
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But Miami didn't replace Caruso and NY didn't replace Sinise. Granted, Petersen isn't the main selling point/star like Sinise, who gets his name before the title, but he's still the show's topper.
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Old August 19 2008, 09:20 PM   #18
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CSI: Zion.

In the middle of every episode, for no reason whatsoever, the forensic team throws a rave.
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Old August 19 2008, 10:15 PM   #19
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But Miami didn't replace Caruso and NY didn't replace Sinise. Granted, Petersen isn't the main selling point/star like Sinise, who gets his name before the title, but he's still the show's topper.
I know, I was getting at that with the "and I would say Grissmon is less of a lead than Horatio" bit
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Old August 19 2008, 10:30 PM   #20
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Re: Laurence Fishburne joins CSI cast

I just keep imagining Kurt Russel doing the role as Captain Ron, since his name was in the running.

I will watch the show just for Larry Fishsticks.
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Old August 20 2008, 02:38 AM   #21
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Pee Wee's Cowboy Curtis meets Hudson Hawk's Kit-Kat?????

I'm so gonna die laughing......
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Old August 20 2008, 07:01 PM   #22
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CSI: Zion.

In the middle of every episode, for no reason whatsoever, the forensic team throws a rave.
Maybe the W's can contribute a script or two.

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Old August 20 2008, 10:08 PM   #23
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Re: Laurence Fishburne joins CSI cast

Grissom's involvement has been decreasing over the last few seasons. I feel like there have been quite a few episodes where he was in his office most of the time, or just running one test here or there. I do think the show can survive without him--the episodes with Liev Schrieber the season before last did okay in the ratings. I could be wrong, though, and let's face it--the show is going into it's ninth season. It's not going to last forever, though I have to say, it's still the number two drama or something like that (Desperate Housewives edged it out this past season), which is pretty impressive.
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Old August 20 2008, 10:34 PM   #24
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I don't watch this CSI, but since it's a formula, episodic-driven show, I don't think you have to worry about madmen in tanks attacking the lab or helicopters falling down on people to get them off the show.
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Old August 20 2008, 11:06 PM   #25
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Top41 Im pretty sure this show will go 10 years, and after that anything extra is just a bonus, not many shows run 10 years these days, X Files only went 9, so possibly just L&O & ER, and I honestly wouldn't blame any of the actors for wanting to move on to something new.
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Old August 21 2008, 12:09 AM   #26
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I really like the sound of this, even though CSI is clearly past it's sell-by-date and I don't want it to wilt away like the "zombie" ER, Simpsons and L&O (who are all grinding on years past their shelf lives). At least bow out like TNG, DS9, and VOY did, but instead around S9/10 (and while The X-Files may have ended before it hit the big ONE-OH, but it was still getting progressively worse and moribund as a series).
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Old August 21 2008, 10:21 PM   #27
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Top41 Im pretty sure this show will go 10 years, and after that anything extra is just a bonus, not many shows run 10 years these days, X Files only went 9, so possibly just L&O & ER, and I honestly wouldn't blame any of the actors for wanting to move on to something new.
I could see it going past 10, but it will depend on how the ratings are after Petersen leaves. If they tank then, yeah, 10 will likely be it for this show.

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I really like the sound of this, even though CSI is clearly past it's sell-by-date and I don't want it to wilt away like the "zombie" ER, Simpsons and L&O (who are all grinding on years past their shelf lives). At least bow out like TNG, DS9, and VOY did, but instead around S9/10 (and while The X-Files may have ended before it hit the big ONE-OH, but it was still getting progressively worse and moribund as a series).
I don't think CSI has reached that state yet, though. I'd argue that the seventh season was one of their best, if not their best. Season eight was good as well--the episodes focusing on Warrick were particularly good. Injecting fresh blood into the show--especially via a character with an interesting backstory like Fishburne's seems to have--can really help a show. Nothing lasts forever, but I don't think CSI is done yet. At this point, I'd guestimate a 12 year run. Beyond that, yeah, it might get stale.
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Old August 21 2008, 11:27 PM   #28
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Top41 Im pretty sure this show will go 10 years, and after that anything extra is just a bonus, not many shows run 10 years these days, X Files only went 9, so possibly just L&O & ER, and I honestly wouldn't blame any of the actors for wanting to move on to something new.
I could see it going past 10, but it will depend on how the ratings are after Petersen leaves. If they tank then, yeah, 10 will likely be it for this show.
yep providing this cast change works out well, and characters like Nick or Catherine stick with it for a few more years, it could go on possibly another 5 years.
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Old August 22 2008, 12:51 AM   #29
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I don't see why it can't last for nearly as long as Law and Order. As long as the cast changes work as well for CSI as they have for L&O.
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Old August 22 2008, 10:15 PM   #30
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I don't think CSI has reached that state yet, though. I'd argue that the seventh season was one of their best, if not their best. Season eight was good as well--the episodes focusing on Warrick were particularly good. Injecting fresh blood into the show--especially via a character with an interesting backstory like Fishburne's seems to have--can really help a show. Nothing lasts forever, but I don't think CSI is done yet. At this point, I'd guestimate a 12 year run. Beyond that, yeah, it might get stale.
Oh don't get me wrong I really loved Season Seven, clearly the best and must see out of the later seasons of CSI, but I was not so enamoured with Seasons Six and Eight, even if many of the episodes were watchable and a minority of them were outstanding (but we also had stinkers like "Two and a Half Deaths"). I still think the "Golden Age" of CSI was in it's first three seasons and I want the show to end when it is still good, not outstaying it's welcome like The Simpsons.
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