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CBS Springs Multiple 2-Hour Specials in Spring Season Finales!

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CBS has revealed the dates for season finales for its 2010-11 programming schedule. Included are two-hour finales for The Amazing Race, Survivor: Redemption Island [and, of course, the Survivor: Redemption Island Live Reunion Show, and The Mentalist. The complete list of upcoming CBS season finales follows the jump.

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Television: Bieber Fever Invades the CBS Season Eleven Premiere of CSI

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Justin Bieber (pronounced Bee-bar) is a Canadian born pop/R&B singing sensation who was discovered in 2008 after Scooter Braun saw videos of the fresh faced, talented teen on Youtube and later became his manager. Bieber’s debut single, “One Time“, was released worldwide during 2009, and charted within the top 30 in over ten countries. His first full studio release, My World 2.0, was released on March 23, 2010 and debuted at number one and within the top ten of several countries and was certified platinum in the United States.

Having conquered the music world, Justin Bieber is setting his sights on Hollywood and tonight Bieber makes his acting debut in the CSI eleventh season premiere episode Shockwave as Jason McCann. CBS shares some behind the scenes footage and photos of Justin Bieber at work in his role on the long running, CBS hit procedural drama, which stars Laurence Fishburne and Marg Helgenberger.

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DVD REVIEW: A Mind to Kill – CSI’s Ancestor and Just as Intriguing!

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Half-a-dozen years, or so, before CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered, a little Welsh series called A Mind to Kill presented us with Detective Inspector Noah Bain [Philip Madoc], a Welsh cop who headed a team that used a combination of cutting edge forensics technology and his own unique thought processes and instincts to solve murders.

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TELEVISION: CBS Picks Up Medium; Shifts The Mentalist; Adds Four New Shows to Fall Lineup!

The Associated Press is reporting that CBS, the last network to hold its upfront, has picked up NBC cast-off, Medium – and is moving The Mentalist into the overcrowded swirl of programming that is Thursday night. Medium will be paired with Ghost Whisperer on Friday nights, as predicted by EW TV writer Michael Ausiello, while The Mentalist will anchor the Thursday line-up at 10/9c.

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the network has added four shows – three dramas and one comedy – to its 2009-10 fall schedule.

Mid-season replacements include the returning Flashpoint and Rules of Engagement, plus new series The Bridge [a new Canadian cop show], Miami Trauma [starring Jeremy Northam, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer], Undercover Boss [CEOs disguise themselves as regular workers at their own companies], and Arranged Marriage [reality TV – still looking for its absolutely lowest of the lowest common denominator].

The full CBS fall schedule and brief program description follow the jump.

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TELEVISION: CSI’s A Space Oddity Goes Where No Crime Lab Has Gone Before!

On Thursday evening [CBS, 10/9C], CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will go where it has never gone before – a science fiction convention. Hodges [Wallace Langham] and Wendy [Liz Vassey] are attending WhatIfItCon when they run into each other. She’s dressed as Yeoman Malloy from Astro Quest, a Star Trek-like classic SF series, while he’s carrying a very tricorder-like prop from the show. Before they can get over their amazement at encountering each other in such unlikely circumstances, the dead body of Jonathan Danson [Reg Rogers] is discovered in the captain’s chair on a replica AQ set constructed for the con.

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When it’s discovered that Danson’s downbeat re-imagining of the series caused a major uproar, suddenly the list of possible suspects increases exponentially. Dr. Penelope Russell [Battlestar Galactica’s Kate Vernon], who is making a documentary on the AQ phenomenon; Melinda Carver Jaime Ray Newman], Danson’s financier, and one particular trio of fans would seem to be the most likely candidates, but can anyone else be ruled out?

The title A Space Oddity works on three levels: it serves as a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Pace Odyssey [as parodied by Mad Magazine]; it was the title of David Bowie’s third album – the one that made him a rock star, and it reflects on the sometimes overly zealous way fans can fixate on a beloved series/movie/novel. On yet another level, it could be a reference to an imagined romance between Hodges and Wendy, in an Astro Quest setting… And wait until you see the reference to the Klingon language! Don’t blink, though, or you’ll miss Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore’s cameo.

Written by Galactica veterans David Weddle and Bradley Thompson [from a story by Naren Shankar], A Space Oddity is a well constructed mystery that makes use of fannish temperament, professional jealousy, and even the set of the Astro Quest bridge to full advantage. The romantic imaginings of Hodges and Wendy make a fun counterpoint to the grimmer aspects of the mystery – and you will not believe what classic Star Trek phrase ends the teaser… Michael Nankin [another Galactica veteran] deftly weaves the dark, the prosaic and the humorous of the episode together to create an entertaining CSI investigation.

Final Grade: A-

CSI Behind the Scenes: Cockroaches

Continuing in their unique promotional campaign for their hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS has released another ‘Behind the Crime Scene: Ten Things You Didn’t Know’ list. This one is about the upcoming rebroadcast of the episode titled ‘Cockroaches’, which airs this Thursday at 9PM EST. ‘Cockroaches’ was directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning Director, William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection). Here is list of fascinating facts and trivia about the episode ‘Cockroaches’.  Continue reading CSI Behind the Scenes: Cockroaches

CBS/Paramount Comes Up With Unique Way to Promote CSI Reruns

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As we all know, most shows are currently in reruns until the end of January when new episodes will be trotted out for February Sweeps Weeks. To put themselves ahead in the ratings game, CBS/Paramount has come up with a unique way to draw viewer interest to the reruns currently airing of CSI and has sent around a publicity image titled ‘Behind the Crime Scene: Ten things you didn’t know about this week’s episode of CSI’. This week’s rerun of CSI is a rebroadcast of the episode ‘Go to Hell’, which airs this Thursday, January 19th at 9pm EST on CBS. Above is the publicity image containing the ten things we didn’t know about ‘Go to Hell’. Continue reading CBS/Paramount Comes Up With Unique Way to Promote CSI Reruns