Thursday's ratings rundown: * 8 pm/ET Survivor topped the hour with an audience of 12 million total viewers, on par with last week. Bones ' surreal season-ender scored 8.7 mil, up a tick. Ugly Betty dropped 9 percent to claim third with 6.83 mil. While NBC's Earl (4.8 mil) wrapped up its season with a 370K gain, Parks & Recreation (4.25 mil) concluded its freshman run with another (8 percent) drop. Smallville saw 3.16 mil (down 180 thou) pull up a chair for the [cough] "epic" clash. * 9 pm Grey's Anatomy 's two-hour, two-jaw-dropper season finale drew 16.35 million viewers - marking the serial's largest audience since the Sept. 25 opener and a week-to-week gain of a mil. CSI 's finale followed with 14.42 mil. Trailing the Hell's Kitchen closer (7.4 mil), NBC's The Office welcomed 6.72 mil to the company picnic (down 13 percent), while 30 Rock (5.66 mil) dropped 8 percent. Supernatural 's Dean and Sam had 2.9 mil (up 100K) at their side as they braved an apocalyptic finale. * 10 pm Placing second behind Grey's, CSI: NY 's wacky little Thursday season-ender copped 12.84 mil, up 600 thou from its Wednesday outing. Facing outrageously stiff competition, NBC's Southland plummeted 29 percent, to 4.64 mil. Source here
* Bones (8 pm/ET Fox) There's been a lot of buzz about Brennan and Booth having sex this season, but after his brain surgery last week, will it happen in his hospital bed? That remains to be seen, though there are plenty of other reasons to tune in to tonight's fourth-season finale, including the return of Zack (Eric Millegan) and appearances by Brennan's dad (Ryan O'Neal), Booth's brother (Brendan Fehr) and, last but not least, Motley Crue, who just happen to be playing at a nightclub that's the scene of a murder. * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) Last week's Izzie stuff was quite the hankyganza. But all those wedding tears didn't wash her tumor away, and that'll have to be dealt with in tonight's two-hour season finale. Will she opt for surgery? Whatever happens to her is likely to be game-changing; that's what season finales are for. Also look for big George and Bailey news (no, they're not getting together) and Mark-Lexie developments. And what of the couple that was supposed to have gotten married? The Mer-Der soap opera still lives. * The Office (9 pm/ET NBC) A sterling Season 5 advanced with a multitude of plot-shifting crises. Among them: Andy and Angela's romance collapsed; Michael's relationship with Holly dissolved; and Michael's clash with bigwig Charles Miner was so major that he quit to start his own company. No, it hasn't always been a picnic for this gang. It's only fitting, then, that the season closes with...a picnic. The staffers attend this annual company outing, which finally brings together Michael and ex-flame Holly (Amy Ryan) and Michael has big plans for her. Elsewhere, the Scranton branch tries to outwit, outplay and outlast the competition in a volleyball tournament. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9 pm/ET CBS) Easygoing Ray (Laurence Fishburne) is forced to take lethal action for the first time in his brief CSI career as the ninth season comes to a conclusion. The case he's working focuses on murders linked to a poker scam that centers on rare poker chips from a bygone casino. Gerald McRaney and Cynthia Watros guest star as suspects in the crimes. * 30 Rock (9:31 pm/ET NBC) The Rockers face the music in the Season 3 finale, which hums along with a note-perfect roster of musical guest stars, including Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Clay Aiken and Adam Levine of Maroon 5. Alas, Jack's life lacks harmony: He tries to connect with his biological father (Alan Alda), but that's when the elder's health begins to suffer. In Liz biz, our heroine gets into a groove as a relationship expert. On the flip side, there's Tracy, who finally tries to overcome past high-school humiliations. Source here
A cache of missing chips from a closed down casino turn up in Vegas and a string of murders follow, leading Langston to use deadly force for the first time in his career as a CSI, on the ninth season finale of CSI : CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Thursday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Sneak Peek
Yes, yes, we've mentioned it countless times, yes, but the CSI finales are coming, and in a span of one week, we'll see all three shows wrap up loose ends, or perhaps create new ones. Thus, this extra edition of the case file, with photos from all three concluding episodes, and if you've been living under a rock, the date and time they'll be aired. I'm guessing you probably saw these slideshows too, but it helps doing this thing, even if all I'll probably do is regurgitate stuff. And then I'll do the same thing the day the episodes air. But anyway, ready? To read More Click here .
An unexplained illness that is affecting random citizens of Las Vegas baffles the CSIs, on CSI : CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Thursday, April 30 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source Here
Thanks to CBS choosing to air President Obama's primetime press conference tomorrow night, there's been some changes to the network's schedule over the next few weeks. Sure, you've seen some of them already-- Harper's Island being moved to Saturdays, for instance--but for our purposes I'd like to talk about CSI: NY 's season finale. Remember when I told you, during last Friday's case file, that the season wrap-up for the folks in New York will hit screens on May 20 at 10pm? Well, the changes in schedule means another show has taken that slot, and the crime drama's season finale finds itself airing earlier than expected. The CSI: NY season finale will now air six days earlier--on Thursday, May 14, from 10pm. It will air immediately after the CSI season finale, which means if you're following developments on both the teams in Las Vegas and New York, you can expect two hours of CSI season finales on one night. The finale's original time slot was taken over by the two-hour season finale of Criminal Minds , which was in turn displaced by Rules of Engagement and The New Adventures of Old Christine , which was displaced by, well, that press conference. Anyway, the episode's plot, of course, remains the same--one member of the team dies after a suspect transfer goes wrong, and another member goes through what they call a life-changing situation. The only change is, we'll be less anxious about who that soon-to-be-dead character is, since the wait will be shorter. Say, roughly two weeks. If you're wondering what will happen to CSI: Miami 's season finale, well, it won't be changing schedules: as of now, it'll still air on its regular time slot; May 18 from 10pm. That just lessens the agony, perhaps a little bit. But someone will still die. Err... Source Here
This week we only had the folks at Las Vegas to keep us company--well, Miami and New York were on rerun mode, but you get the gist--but the season finales of all three CSI shows are coming forward, so things must pick up anytime within the next month. Oh, but we're still here with the weekly round-up, including bits (and spoilers!) from the season finales in question, plus William Petersen talking about the possibility of a CSI film. Thing is, it's pushing through. Item one: There will be a movie. In an interview with British magazine Radio Times, Petersen--who still acts as CSI executive producer despite bowing out as Grissom early in the year--confirmed long-running rumors about a movie version of the (similarly) long-running crime series. "Yes, there will be a movie," he said. "I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world and how well it's doing. Usually people leave it until a series has finished ... But it's about finding the right story. There has got to be a real reason to do it. You don't just do it because you want to make money. You do it because there's a story that can't be told on TV and needs to be told from CSI's perspective and the audience wants it. And we can't wait for CSI to end or Grissom will be about 90." So does that mean Grissom will be around for the movie? The key's in a previous interview he made. "That's the reason Grissom isn't going to die of a brain tumor," he said. At this point though, there's no word yet on what's going to happen, or when it will get swinging, or who else will appear. Item two: Season finale plot details! We've had some idea about what will happen to the season finales of all three CSI shows--about the Las Vegas team doing poker, or someone from the New York team dying. CBS has finally released official plot details for all three episodes, as well as when they are airing--and, yes, they're closer than you think. CSI will be the first to conclude its season, with the finale airing on May 14. We've mentioned this before--the team will look into a series of murders tied into a scam involving valuable poker chips. Langston (Laurence Fishburne) will find himself in a different position: for the first time in his career, he'll have to use deadly force. To Read More Click Here .
* Trouble The Water (8:30 pm/ET HBO ) If you think you've seen it all about Hurricane Katrina in 2005, give this 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary a look. Amateur videographer Kimberly Roberts and her husband shot footage before, during and after the storm from New Orleans' Ninth Ward, then, coincidentally, hooked up with filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (whose credits include several Michael Moore films). Their collaboration reveals a story seldom seen by TV cameras, and the Roberts' optimism in the face of so much loss is a tribute to the human spirit. * CSI : Crime Scene Investigation (9 pm/ET CBS) Henry Thomas guest stars in this top-notch puzzler as convicted murderer Jeremy Kent, who wins the right to a new trial in the bludgeoning death of a 91-year-old man in 1991. Kent claims he was misled by his court-appointed lawyer and that his conviction is based strictly on circumstantial evidence, false testimony and errors made by Catherine, who was working her first solo case. As Catherine reinvestigates the crime, her case begins to fall apart and she fears Kent may be telling the truth. * Grey's Anatomy (9 pm/ET ABC) Izzie's surgery. Cristina and Owen's tumultuous breakup. And all the effort that Derek put into proposing to Meredith. No wonder the hot docs needed a month off. But they're back tonight, and in full wedding-preparation mode. That includes Izzie, who isn't going to let a silly thing like cancer stop her from being a wedding belle. Her illness does affect Alex, though, and it'll show in his work. Meanwhile, Callie's dad (Hector Elizondo) is back for a visit. Think he'll be pleased about Arizona? * The Beast (10 pm/ET A&E ) The network's original crime drama closes its first season with an uncertain future and its lead actor, Patrick Swayze, continuing his fight against pancreatic cancer. In the season ender, Barker (Swayze) gets a break in a case he's followed his entire career, but never put to rest, when he receives a list of six people involved in the crime. * Southland (10 pm/ET NBC) He's young, handsome and from a privileged background, so why would Ben Sherman decide to become a cop? The answer becomes clear tonight when Ben's motivations are revealed in a frank discussion with his partner and the department therapist. C. Thomas Howell and Tom Sizemore guest star in the episode as a celeb-adoring cop and an irresponsible star, respectively, whose paths cross. Considering Sizemore's checkered past, he won't have to do much acting. Source Here
" CSI : Crime Scene Investigation" is likely to be made into a movie. Dropping hints on the big screen possibility was William Petersen, the actor who played forensic expert Gil Grissom in the series. "Yes, there will be a movie," so the 56-year-old claimed in his latest interview with Radio Times, as quoted by The Telegraph. "I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world and how well it's doing," the executive producer of the CBS series added. "Usually people leave it until a series has finished - they did that with The X-Files and Sex and the City . But it's about finding the right story - there has got to be a real reason to do it. You don't just do it because you want to make money - you do it because there's a story that can't be told on TV and needs to be told from CSI's perspective and the audience wants it. And we can't wait for CSI to end or Grissom will be about 90." While he has bowed out as Grissom and was replaced by Laurence Fishburne who joined the series as Professor Raymond Langston, Petersen hinted that his character could be making a return in the big screen version. "I'd love to see us make a CSI film," he explained. "That's the reason Grissom isn't going to die of a brain tumor." "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is a crime drama series that has been aired on CBS since October 6, 2000. This TV show has entered its ninth season starting on October 9, 2008 and currently is broadcast in the U.S. at 9:00 P.M. every Thursday. It stars Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads and Eric Szmanda among others. Source Here
Catherine laid a conviction based on little evidence and has to suffer the consequence. After a Sci-Fi induced episode on April 16, " CSI : Crime Scene Investigation" will revisit an old case when Catherine had her first few investigations. A man, convicted felon in the murder, claims that the verdict was based on faulty forensic evidence. Catherine was solo in the case that happened back in 1991. She then has to re-examine the evidence, which only includes a print on the rock, with the assistance from Dr. Raymond Langston. The episode called "If I Had a Hammer" airs April 23. "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" star Henry Thomas, meanwhile, guest stars as the convicted felon, Jeremy Kent. His character reportedly learns everything about forensics after spending 20 years in prison and demands a trace back to his case. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source Here