September 25, 2015 |
* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * MASTERPIECE: INDIAN SUMMERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. * BLOOD & OIL. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. * QUANTICO. 10 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. FIRE UP the DVR: Sunday brings CBS' send-off to the show that helped change the face of its schedule over the past 15 years, two new series from ABC and a new, India-set period drama from PBS' "Masterpiece" that could be the newest jewel in the network's crown. If you haven't watched "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" since Gil Grissom (William Petersen)
May 15, 2015 |
Now, this is a cast! The O.J. Simpson story is coming (again) to a TV near you. But we're not talking about a new TV movie. Oh, no. Ryan Murphy , the guru behind Nip/Tuck , Glee , and American Horror Story , is making an entire series about Simpson's trial for the 1994 murder of his onetime soul mate, Nicole Brown . Simpson was acquitted. Called American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson , the FX drama will star Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, Jordana Brewster as Brown, Courtney B. Vance as legal maestro Johnnie Cochran , John Travolta as that other legal maestro, Robert Shapiro, and Hellboy beauty Selma Blair as Kris Jenner . Huh?
May 15, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Bradley Cooper will be back on TV this fall. The Jenkintown native will appear in the series premiere of "Limitless," a new CBS drama inspired by the 2011 movie in which Cooper starred, the network's entertainment president, Nina Tassler, announced yesterday. Cooper is an executive producer on the show and his character will recur, "subject to his availability. " Also back, on a different night: former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger, who'll return Sept.
May 13, 2015 |
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
March 1, 2015 |
Will Forte had me at the Cheez Whiz. Six minutes into his terrific Fox sitcom, The Last Man on Earth - in which he plays, um, the last man left alive on Earth - Forte samples a $10,000 bottle of red wine with his bowl of SpaghettiOs. Then he has a brainstorm (or a meltdown) and squirts a dollop of processed canned cheese into the glass and takes a nice long sip. He deliberates for a while, then declares, "Not as good. " The Last Man on Earth premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday with a double episode.
December 6, 2014 |
The body of an art student is discovered in a painting studio at a Main Line college. Her lips are blue, and cherry-red blood drips from the scratches on her throat. A cup of tea - still warm - sits on the workbench next to evidence that she had been forging an art masterpiece. An unfamiliar older man was seen in the hallway around the time of the crime. The case has 28 Villanova University students scrambling for answers to identify her killer. They have a vested interest in solving the murder.
February 15, 2012 |
IN THE EIGHT months since armed robbers first burst into the TriStar Market, in Yeadon, store owner Patel Bharat has turned his counter and sandwich station into a $15,000 bulletproof glass cage. Yet the State Police's Bureau of Forensic Services still hasn't processed three pieces of evidence - a gun, clothing and gloves - that were left behind at the scene and may hold the DNA clues to solving the case. In the meantime, Bharat's store has been robbed twice more at gunpoint, including less than a month after the first robbery - and by the same two men, he believes.
November 4, 2011 |
Mark Walton's been dead for three years and no trace of his body has been found. He was seen helping out his ex-wife, loading some plants into a truck, but then he seemed to have vanished. Then, one clear day, a hiker looks down in the desert and finds what is apparently a human skeleton with what is unmistakably a bullet hole in the head. Visitors to the Franklin Institute, where most of the exhibits tend to be a little less violent, are getting a chance this fall to see if they can solve cases like this in "CSI: The Experience," a visiting interactive showcase based on the popular TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
September 22, 2011 |
At the end of Premiere Week, CBS does what it does best, offering a new murder-and-mayhem series on Thursday and a medical entry with a ghost on Friday. Both tweak the network's time-tested formula of open-and-shut cases every night, wrapped up in the ongoing saga of the lead characters' lives. Thursday's Person of Interest , a cyber-assisted crime-prevention study, is the more compelling show, but Friday's A Gifted Man has relatable actors, including double Tony Award-winner Jennifer Ehle as a very down-to-Earth visitor from beyond the veil.
September 9, 2011 |
They are the eyes and ears of death. A small team of Philadelphia Police Department investigators who possess uncommon curiosity, extraordinary patience - and strong stomachs. For that, they were sent to ground zero a decade ago to help at the largest crime scene in American history. And for that, they are left, a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, full of memories that refuse to be tamed. Most Americans revisit images they saw on TV. These five men, as they dare to remember, wrestle with ground-level scenes so vivid, so jarring, they have been buried for years.