|CBS adds another CSI Spinoff|
If you thought that the CSI franchise was dead, you thought wrong. CBS is developing another CSI: Crime Scene Investigation spinoff for next fall. A backdoor pilot (a pilot / first episode that airs as an episode on the original show) will air in the spring and will focus on Avery Ryan who is in charge of the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. It will deal heavily with technology and cyber crimes. There is not yet a title for the show.
This will be the third spinoff for the long running show, which is now in its FOURTEENTH season! CSI: Miami began airing in 2002 and ended in 2012. CSI: NY began airing in 2004 and ended in 2013. While it’s certainly not the behemoth it once was, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation still averages about 10 million viewers.