How 'Bones,' 'Castle,' 'Criminal Minds' and 'Law & Order: SVU' create the perfect crime

Cop shows are all organized around the basic premise: Good guys catch bad guys. The way individual series approach their material and build their stories, however, is as varied as the number of shows themselves.As part of Zap2it's Crime Report project, we spoke with the showrunners of four long-running crime shows -- David Amann of "Castle," Warren Leight of "Law & Order: SVU," Erica Messer of "Criminal Minds" and Stephen Nathan of "Bones." They discussed how they approach their case-of-the-week stories; how they create victim and perpetrator characters; to what extent real-world crimes influence their scripts; and the role that consultants and technical advisers play in getting big and small details right.We spoke to each of them separately in the fall of 2014; an edited transcript of their comments follows.RELATED: TV crime shows by the numbers | Lessons learned watching 78 hours of cop showsHow to start a caseZap2it: Where do you begin when you're...

SideReel: This Week in TV - 2.28.2010 - Featured

Time for an all new This Week in TV where Kendra and Rachel tell you - of course - what's happening on TV this week! While the XXI Olympic Winter Games were a fun diversion, we're pretty psyched that they're over and that some of our favorite shows are now returning! K & R discuss what's back - including many of our NBC favorites (Chuck, The Office) - and some new premieres - including Parenthood ! They also discuss some strange guest starring roles, in honor of Mischa Barton's somewhat odd guest starring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit this week. To find out what she plays, you'll have to watch: This Week in TV - 2.28.2010 You can find these videos from week to week on the TV tab. As always, we'd love to hear your comments and feedback below in comments! Which recent guest stars have you found to be the most bizarre?

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just looked at my playlist and it seems empty when do all the shows come back i miss law and order svu and criminal minds and csi is it because of the olympics that i have to miss my shows

s11e13 doesn't air tonight 2/3/10

There was a rerun on at 9 on nbc.

Does anyone know the title of this episode?

I have been trying to find the episode where the religous cult man kills all the kids in the beginning. He has gotten a teenage girl pregnant. Anyone remember? It was a bombshell of an episode just want to see it again its been a very long time. Anywho at the end the girl he got pregnant shoots and kills him. If u know write back please!!!

Who Else LOVES Canada/CTV?

I can't be the only American out there who checks on Tuesday nights to see if our Canadian friends have posted the newest episode. Just noticed the new one is up and I am about to go enjoy me some Benson & Stabler! You kids enjoy!

Powerful SVU Episode

Several years ago around 2003-2004, I watched a powerfully emotional episode on SVU that was about a kidnapped mother and her two daughters by a European mob of thugs who retaliated against the husband/father about his unpaid gambling debts. The mother and younger daughter had to listen and watch the teenage daughter/sister be rape by one of the monsters before they were finally rescued. The teenage daughter try to talk about the incident afterward and as expected, broke down. I have been searching for this episode for years so if someone remember or know the name of this episode, please let me know. Thanks!

Wentworth Miller

Anybody think there any chance they gonna keep him on

law and order svu season 10!!!!

i want to know what web site is the best for watching law and order svu season 10

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does any one know what happened to last nights law and order svu according to knight rider it was supposed to be on last knight so does any one know where it is