CBS’ spy/techno-thriller Intelligence, starring Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger, will premiere following a new episode of NCIS on Tuesday, January 7 before moving into its regular timeslot the following Monday, January 13th.
Holloway stars as Gabriel, an intelligence operative with a super-computer microchip in his brain that connects him to the global information grid. Helgenberger plays Lillian Strand, head of the cyber-security agency for which Gabriel works. Michele Ory is Riley Neal, Gabriel’s handler/babysitter who must try to protect him from outside threats as well as his own recklessness. For more, check out the press release after the jump.
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.
This season, CSI [CBS, Thursdays, 9/8C] has been a real rollercoaster ride. It started with the death of Warrick [Gary Dourdan] – followed by a murderer who used dead people to create some very warped art; an unsolved case involving an engaged couple; a killer hypnotist and even the return of Lady Heather [Melinda Clarke]. Along the way, Gil Grissom [William Petersen] has been looking less like the clue sniffer we’ve come to know and more like a man who has just about run out gas.
When he reveals to his team that he’s leaving, at the beginning this week’s episode, 19 Down…, it may come as a surprise to his team, but even without all the publicity about the new cast member, we’d have known before they did – and actually, Catherine Willows [Marg Hellgenberger] surprises him by not being surprised.
When what starts off as just another day in Vegas turns into something greatly different – a murder ties into a long imprisoned serial killer – and Grissom gets that intrigued look again. The tie-in is to Nathan Haskell [Bill Irwin – think Jack Coleman’s HRG gone stone bugfrak crazy], who killed at least eight couples before he was caught. Turns out that Haskell is doing a series of closed circuit Q&A sessions with a university class taught by one Dr. Raymond Langston [Laurence Fishburne].
19 Down… is the fall cliffhanger for CSI, so they’ve really shot the works. The pacing is [if you can believe it] even crisper than usual and the way it ties into the season’s prior unsolved mystery is not just clever, it’s very close to genius. Co-Executive Producers Naren Shankar and Carol Mendelsohn have created a terrific puzzle for Grissom and his team and every member of the core cast gets a meaty moment to shine – as when Hodges responds to the news of Grissom’s leaving [for just one example]. Director Kenneth Fink keeps things tight and suspenseful.
Not many weekly series can maintain a high level of quality through nine seasons, and CSI’s ninth season isn’t over yet, but between the announcement of Grissom’s leaving and the introduction of Langston, it would seem likely that the show is going to maintain that high level. It also seems likely that the transition of the series from Grissom’s era into Willows’ era will be a reasonably smooth one. For now, at least, I have to say that this is my favorite fall cliffhanger, so far.