‘CSI: Vegas’ Teases the Team Will Face Old Adversaries

by Joe Rutland
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With a rhythmic phrase of “Justice is coming” in the background, “CSI: Vegas” teases that the show might face some old adversaries.

This teaser for the new series in the “CSI” franchise has a little bit of everything in it.

Obviously, if you have kept up with ongoing cast members joining the show, then you’ll know three familiar faces appear. William Petersen returns as Gil Grissom, Jorja Fox will play Sara Sidle, and Paul Guilfoyle makes a two-episode appearance as Las Vegas Police Department Detective Jim Brass.

What’s the deal with those adversaries, though, coming back?

Hmm, maybe you Outsiders would like to take a little peek at this nearly 90-second teaser for “CSI: Vegas.” The first episode of this new series hits CBS’ primetime lineup on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

There’s a lot going on here as you can tell. But make sure and pay attention when Grissom is chatting with Maxine Roby, the new head of the Las Vegas Crime Lab.

‘CSI: Vegas’ Adds Veteran Actress Paula Newsome To Its Cast

Actress Paula Newsome, whom some may remember from “Little Miss Sunshine,” plays Roby. Her scenes with Petersen as Grissom look quite series, which fits into the “CSI: Vegas” style.

Other new cast members also include Matt Lauria as Level III investigator Josh Folsom, Mel Rodriguez as medical examiner Hugo Ramirez, and Mandeep Dhillon as Level II investigator Allie Rajan.

Again, as “CSI: Vegas” ramps up to be yet another show in the franchise, it will receive a sweet boost from some former “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” cast members.

The original series has been a staple of TV rerun land in recent years.

So what shows make up the franchise? OK Outsiders, let’s do some work here. First, there was, of course, the original “CSI” that aired for 15 seasons. Second, there was “CSI: Miami” which ran for 10 seasons. Third, “CSI: NY” starring Gary Sinise was on for nine seasons. Finally, “CSI: Cyber” was on for just one season.

Petersen Better After Recovering From On-Set Accident

Thankfully, William Petersen is feeling much better after dealing with an on-set accident back in August.

Three publications offered updates to his care and status on “CSI: Vegas.”

Firstly, Entertainment Weekly reported that Petersen, 68, was released from a Los Angeles hospital.

Secondly, Deadline reported that Petersen asked to take a break from filming. But he started feeling awful and an ambulance rushed him to a hospital.

When asked about any reason for Petersen going to the hospital, his publicist said it had to do with exhaustion from long hours of work. Staying in the hospital was done as a “precautionary measure.” 

Finally, Variety reported that show production started in May. It’s due to wrap up in November.