‘CSI’ Planted Spinoff About Cyber Crime Gets CBS Pilot Order

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  1. Enterprise is Great

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    After Hostages and Intelligence bombed it looks like CBS is playing it safe with CSI and NCIS spin offs ordered to pilot. It wouldn't be surprising if both wound up on the 2014 Fall schedule.
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

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    I'm not sure how a cyber crimes show will work. Less potential for cool visual effects and action scenes. They'd have to find some kind of way to make hacking more dramatic than somebody fake-typing really fast while stuff appears on screen. Plus more of the online topics have politically sensitive issues. Nobody's going to disagree with you that rape and murder are bad but anything involving the topics of intellectual property rights.

    I don't think Hostages failed because it was serial. More because the premise was very obviously very thin from the get go.

    But yeah, name-recognized crime procedurals tend to be the best way to get free ratings. Unless you depart too far from the premise, like with Law & Order Trial By Jury. I suspect the cyber crime show will be like that.
     
  3. Enterprise is Great

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    That's probably why they most likely not going to call it CSI: Something.
     
  4. Awesome Possum

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    Well they can just use this site for their special effects.
     
  5. auntiehill

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    I had no idea I was so computer savvy.
     
  6. CorporalClegg

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    Plus it's on CBS. So expect to see: Two Agents, One Keyboard.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I wonder if this new show...

    (puts on sunglasses)

    ....can hack it.

    YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!
     
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    During sweeps, they can work together using a single mouse.
     
  9. JarodRussell

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    Prepare for intelligence-insulting stereotypes of hackers, gamers and computer nerds.
     
  10. Starbreaker

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    It won't make it. Remember Numb3rs? Audiences don't appreciate being scienced and mathed.
     
  11. JarodRussell

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    Reminds me of an interview with the House, M.D. cast. Robert Sean Leonard (the guy who plays Wilson) somehow brought up that he got the script for a pilot of a crime show where his character was supposed to solve crimes with the help of math, and then went on to say how stupid he thought it was.


    *edit* HA, I found it.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD5dIVH6tHE[/yt]
     
  12. Christopher

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    Err, Numb3rs ran for six seasons and 118 episodes. How could that possibly qualify as not "making it"?
     
  13. jayceee

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    Wonder if this show will resemble "Intelligence".

    If Intelligence is canceled, they could even hire Marg Helgenberger for this CSI spinoff. ;)
     
  14. Locutus of Bored

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  15. JirinPanthosa

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    I wouldn't call Numb3rs a show that 'Scienced and mathed' you. It's a show that gave you a brief gist of science and math in a digestible format to drive the drama of a crime show. Numb3rs is to math as CSI is to forensic science.
     
  16. CorporalClegg

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    What Who song will they use? "Cache Cache," "Going Mobile," "I Can't Explain"?
     
  17. Gaith

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    I for one applaud CBS for its artistic daring in moving to make a show about police authorities.

    I further hope there will be lots of depraved scenes of sadistic killers streaming the anguished cries of their captive prey to the internet.

    I even venture to dream that beautiful police detectives will arrive just in the nick of time, having traced the killer's IP address after the technologically illiterate but psychologically savvy chief successfully guesses the perp's personal network password, based on a seemingly trivial detail of his words in questioning that hinted at a secret childhood trauma.

    Eat your heart out, Shakespeare. :razz:


    (Pay no attention to the hostile takeover of Congress by corporate interests, and enjoy these complimentary automobile and mobile phone one-minute documentaries!)
     
  18. Locutus of Bored

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    Did you just tie corporate cronyism and graft in politics to a CSI thread? What, was all political corruption on hold while you were complaining about Pixar?
     
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

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  20. Gryffindorian

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    So is Criminal Minds' Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) going to join the group? :)