‘CSI’: Taylor Swift Once Made Guest Appearance on the Show in 2009

by Anna Dunn

People know Taylor Swift for her music, but the icon has also made TV and film appearances. Despite her fame, Swift began her acting career with a guest role on CSI. She portrayed Haley Jones, a rebellious and spunky teen. The episode also featured her song, You’re Not Sorry, which Swift recently re-recorded as a part of her 2021 album Fearless, Taylor’s Version.

Swift has since made sporadic acting appearances over the years. While still focusing on her music, swift has had roles in Valentines Day, The Giver, and Cats (2019). She recently landed a new role in an untitled David O. Russel film alongside major celebrities like Rami Malek, Christian Bale, and Margot Robbie.

‘CSI’ and Its Spinoffs Were a Major Success

The iconic show ran for 15 seasons and produced four spinoffs. Its original three spinoffs, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, and CSI: Cyber have been met with a fourth CSI spinoff, CSI: Vegas. Vegas will bring back a lot of CSI’s original cast members

Las Vegas Police Department Captain Jim Brass actor Paul Guilfoyle is amongst those slated to return. He will make two separate guest appearances. The show will also bring Sons of Anarchy actor Jamie Mcshane to the cast.

CBS announced CSI: Vegas in march of 2021. CBS president of entertainment Kelly Kahl expressed that he was thrilled about the revival.

“Twenty-one years ago, we launched CSI and watched in awe as this new cinematic series launched an entire genre and became a groundbreaking juggernaut that still has global resonance today,” he began. “We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of forensic criminalists to the CSI brand and unite them with the legendary characters from the past who we still love.”

CSI became synonymous with crime shows during its time. Taylor Swift wasn’t the only actor who would later become successful that made an early appearance on the show. Its return comes as CBS hones in on its procedural franchises. This includes its FBI series and NCIS, which will introduce a new show, NCIS: Hawai’i, to its franchise lineup this fall.

New Reboot will Focus on New Tech

The revival of the show should be unique enough to stand out from the original. This is in part due to the fact that forensics and tech have changed dramatically since the show ended in 2015.

“Crimefighting technology has advanced dramatically over the last several years, and combined with classic CSI storytelling, we can’t wait to watch this new CSI team do what they do best: follow the evidence,” Kahl finished. The reboot should air this fall, and while Taylor Swift is unlikely to guest star, it’ll be packed full of both new and old faces.