CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
is an innovative, fast-paced drama that follows a crew of forensic investigators on the appropriately named "graveyard" shift at the top non-FBI Forensics lab in the country, located in Las Vegas, as they solve crimes by analyzing evidence with advanced forensic tools. Many of the shows are loosely based on real-life events, police cases, and situations.
The crew is headed by D.B. Russell, the senior investigator and the shift supervisor devoted to finding the truth through the latest forensic methods combined with old-fashioned research and intuition. Alongside Gil is Julie (Finn) Finlay as D.B.'s second-in-comand; Nick Stokes, a self-proclaimed ladies man with an objective to find the wrong-doers; Sara Sidle, the outspoken member who often lets her troubled past get in the way of her job; Greg Sanders, a quirky lab tech (later switching to a field operative); and Morgan Brody, the newest member to the team. The crew works alongside Captain Jim Brass, the former head of the graveyard shift turned captain; and medical examiner Dr. Al Robbins.
This cutting-edge drama recently began its 14th season on the air, and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Main cast that has left during the previous seasons are
Warrick Brown (played by Gary Dourdan), Gil Grissom (played by William Petersen), Dr. Raymond Langston (played by Laurence Fishburne) and Catherine Willows (played by Marg Helgenberger).
This series has two spin-offs:
CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.