Is CSI: Vegas Season 2 premiering this year? Here is everything we know so far.
CSI: Vegas is an American crime drama television series that debuted on CBS on October 6, 2021. It is a sequel to the long-running series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the fifth series in the CSI franchise. We know that the die-hard fans and viewers are eager to learn the answers to some of the main concerns for Season 2, such as whether the series will be a part of CBS’s fall lineup for the 2022-2023 TV season or not.
If you are one of them who want to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on the CSI: Vegas Season 2’s release date due to the high level of interest shown by fans in the series premiere. Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
The official Twitter handle of CSI: Vegas also confirmed the renewal of the series aiming for the 2022 fall schedule on the CBS network and quoted, “As long as there’s evidence to follow, you can’t get rid of me. Ready to dig deeper? #CSIVegas” Take a look at the official post below:
As long as there's evidence to follow, you can't get rid of me. Ready to dig deeper? #CSIVegas pic.twitter.com/FoTFkyhCKR
— CSI: Vegas (@CSICBS) December 15, 2021
“The incredibly talented CSI: Vegas creative team and cast did a superb job this first season, brilliantly updating and portraying the CSI universe with fresh stories and a new crime lab, proving that after 20 years, the CSI fan base is still hungry for more and ready to embrace a new chapter in this illustrious franchise,” said Amy Reisenbach, EVP Current Programs at CBS.
Moreover, as Deadline highlighted, CSI: Vegas improved its Wednesday night 10 PM time slot by +60% in viewers, according to Nielsen data. While it got off to an inauspicious start in linear ratings, the series proved a strong delayed viewing/streaming draw. Through the first nine episodes (as of Dec. 1), CSI: Vegas added +3.10m viewers (6.81m from 3.71m, +84%) with 7-day playback. This is the highest playback of any new drama on any network, per CBS. The first season of CSI: Vegas is streaming on Paramount+. No streaming data is being released, but according to sources, the revival has been performing very well on the platform.
We are hoping that the series won’t be postponed due to uncertain issues and that the episodes will air as scheduled in the fall, according to the showrunners and the CSI: Vegas creative team. We would recommend fans to be patient because such information will take time to be disclosed beforehand and is deliberately pushed to draw viewers to the show.
CSI: Vegas Season 2 Release Date
After months of waiting, the network has officially confirmed that the series will return this year by disclosing that CSI: Vegas Season 2 will be premiering new episodes on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 10 p.m.
The next month is full of amazing comebacks of beloved tv series on CBS. The official Twitter handle of CSI: Vegas also shared the update among its followers on June 23, 2022, quoting, “I never left, you just have to know where to find me. #CSIVegas returns on September 29 on its new day, Thursdays.” Take a look at the official post below:
I never left, you just have to know where to find me. #CSIVegas returns September 29 on its new day, Thursdays. pic.twitter.com/R60qhnAk4h
— CSI: Vegas (@CSICBS) June 23, 2022
CSI: Vegas Season 2 Cast Updates
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles for the next season are as follows:
- Paula Newsome as Maxine “Max” Roby, head of the Las Vegas Crime Lab
- Matt Lauria as Joshua “Josh” Folsom, a Level III CSI who is typically the lead investigator on cases
- Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rajan, a Level II CSI who is an immigrant who followed her dreams to Las Vegas
- Mel Rodriguez as Dr. Hugo Ramirez, the Chief Medical Examiner
- Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle
- William Petersen as Gil Grissom
Moreover, CSI: Vegas has set up its medical examiner team. Sara Amini (Future Man) and Joel Johnstone (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) are set for recurring roles in the second season of CBS’ sequel to the groundbreaking 2000 series. Amini will recur as Sonya, a regimented, methodical, and passionate head Medical Examiner.
Johnstone will play Jack, Sonya’s intelligent, curious, and optimistic older brother and the assistant Medical Examiner. Lex Medlin (Drop Dead Diva) and Ariana Guerra (Helstrom) are set as new series regulars, and Jay Lee, who recurred last season as CSI Chris Park, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season of CSI: Vegas.
Marg Helgenberger has signed on to return to the CSI franchise. She is set to star in Season 2 of CSI: Vegas, reprising her role as Catherine Willows from the original CSI. It is reported that Helgenberger will be a series regular with a one-year deal. Mel Rodriguez is exiting as a series regular ahead of Season 2. He is the latest star to announce his departure following Jorja Fox and William Petersen.
CSI: Vegas is produced by CBS Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. Executive producers are Jason Tracey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, William Petersen, Uta Briesewitz (initial episode only), and Cindy Chvatal.
Is there any trailer for CSI: Vegas Season 2?
The network has not released any trailer or promo for CSI: Vegas Season 2; there is still some time left to release such promos and trailers for the upcoming season. It is expected to release in the coming weeks as the premiere dates draw closer. Meanwhile, check out this concise summary of CSI: Vegas Season 1 Episode 10, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, which was released on December 8, 2021. The episode is directed by Kenneth Fink and written by Jason Tracey & Craig O’Neill. The episode is estimated to be viewed by 3.55 million US viewers.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “When David Hodges goes missing, the CSI team searches for any piece of evidence that can help locate him, clear his name and save the reputation of the crime lab.” In the episode, viewers get to see that, When Hodges goes missing, the CSIs must search for evidence that can locate him, clear his name, and save the reputation of the crime lab. Hodges is found alive, and Wix is charged. The synopsis released by CBS Network gives viewers short glimpses of the storyline of the upcoming season and how the characters will develop further.
Where to stream CSI: Vegas Season 2?
CSI: Vegas Season 2 will most likely be available on all prior platforms that have the rights to stream the series, as well as on-air on the CBS channel on Thursday at 10 p.m. Moreover, the first season of CSI: Vegas is currently available to stream on Apple TV, Paramount+, and fuboTV. The series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the viewers’ location with preferred membership plans that the users can choose from. On the other hand, it is also available to watch for free on the CBS platform.
CSI: Vegas Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series, according to CBS, states, “CSI: Vegas opens on a brand-new chapter in Las Vegas. When the Crime Lab’s legacy and future are called into question, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) must enlist the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (William Peterson) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox). This combined force will deploy the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best – follow the evidence – in order to preserve and serve justice in Sin City and uncover the truth.”
Catch up on the previous season before CSI: Vegas Season 2 premieres next month.