Is CSI: Vegas Season 2 returning to CBS this fall? Continue reading to find out.
CSI: Vegas is all set to return to your tv screen with a brand-new chapter in Las Vegas – the city where it all began. The greatest thing about CSI: Vegas is that it effortlessly maintains all of the qualities that made the original CSI so beloved in the 2000s.
As the first season has concluded, viewers are wondering whether or not the show has been renewed for a second season. It appears that the wait for the fans won’t go too long because we have some great news to share! Look no further if you’re one of those people who wants to learn more about the release date, cast, and other latest updates.
In order to address all your concerns, we have gathered all necessary information regarding the CSI: Vegas Season 2. To get all of your answers, continue on to the very end. On December 16, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.
The network also confirmed the news by sharing the renewal announcement on the official Twitter handle, of CSI: Vegas quoting, “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
According to the network, CSI: Vegas Season 2 will be a part of CBS’s fall lineup for the 2022-2023 TV season. This indicates that it is likely that the upcoming season will return to TV screens sometime around September to October 2022. Just like the prior seasons have been consistent with the yearly time schedule on the network.
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CSI: Vegas Season 2 Release Date
After more than five months of wait, 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.
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
According to Deadline, 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. Additionally, CSI: Vegas’ ratings followed an unusual trajectory. Possibly helped by the serialized, season-long arc, the numbers started consistently picking up after the traditional post-premiere dip.
CSI: Vegas Season 2 Time Slot
The time slot for the first season, which used to air on Wednesday nights at 10 PM, has been modified for the upcoming season. The new time slot of Thursday at 10 p.m. for the CSI: Vegas Season 2 premiere is slated.
So, unless there are specific changes that the network will definitely alert the viewers about, it is doubtful that the schedules for the future season would be adjusted again as of June 28, 2022.
I’m claiming your Thursday nights. Follow me there this fall… #CSIVegas pic.twitter.com/Fp0nb5fk8S
— CSI: Vegas (@CSICBS) May 18, 2022
CSI: Vegas Season 2 Cast and Crew Updates
Production of CSI: Vegas is handled by CBS Studios in collaboration with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group handles global distribution. Jason Tracey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, William Petersen, Uta Briesewitz (only for the pilot episode), and Cindy Chvatal serve as executive producers.
William Petersen and Jorja Fox, who starred in the original series and commanded the first season of CSI: Vegas were in talks if they will return for the second season. Now it is confirmed that Petersen had only agreed to return for the first 10-episode season as Gil Grissom. He won’t be starring in Season 2 but will still be an executive producer. Whereas, Jorja Fox confirmed on Twitter that she would not be returning for the iconic procedural’s sequel.
Hey all you #CSI fans! After much deliberating, I have decided not to ‘Sidle up’ for CSI Vegas. For me CSI has always been a love story. The story that people can find love in the darkest of places and times. (1)
— Le Fox (@JorjaFoxofficia) January 25, 2022
On January 27, 2022, Deadline confirmed that Mel Rodriguez will leave his role as a series regular on CBS’ CSI: Vegas. After William Petersen and Jorja Fox, he is the most recent celebrity to announce his resignation.
Moreover, on February 11, 2022, Deadline also reported that Marg Helgenberger has agreed to join the CSI franchise once more. She will reprise her role as Catherine Willows from the first CSI for Season 2 of CBS’ CSI: Vegas. Helgenberger replaces William Petersen and Jorja Fox, who were series regulars in Season 1 of the follow-up to the mothership series and were also members of the original CSI ensemble on CSI: Vegas.
For the forthcoming second season of CBS’ CSI: Vegas, Lex Medlin, and Ariana Guerra have been cast as new series regulars. On the other hand, Jay Lee, who appeared as CSI Chris Park in reruns of the previous season, has been promoted to series regular for CBS’ CSI: Vegas. The official character descriptions provided by CBS are stated below:
Lex Medlin as Beau: Who spent the last two decades as one of Dow Chemical’s top research scientists. After the pandemic, Beau decided it was time to do more meaningful work than developing new adhesives. He took a massive pay cut, followed his heart, and graduated at the top of his class at the CSI Academy. He is now the most overqualified CSI Level 1 of all time. Beau is a beloved husband and father of four. He’s a gregarious font of True Crime trivia, the owner of a depressing collection of New Balance sneakers, and very deeply out of practice answering to bosses. If he can get his head around being a rookie, he’s the kind of curious sort who will enjoy having a lot to learn.
Ariana Guerra as Serena: A hard-boiled, tiny but mighty, tough-skinned cynic. There is no room inside Serena for a filter. A daughter of cops and a sister to doctors, Serena is not content to let science lead the way without some saucy commentary and tough questions.
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 Season 1: A Quick Recap
The first season of the famous crime procedural drama began a new chapter in Las Vegas, the setting for it all. It also introduced serialized storytelling. In order to investigate a case centered on former coworker David Hodges, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby enlisted the assistance of old friends Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle.
They were facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas. The united team used cutting-edge forensic methods to trace the trail of evidence, upholding and enforcing justice in Sin City.
In the finale episode of the first season, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, the viewers got 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 convicted. The episode was directed by Kenneth Fink and written by Jason Tracey & Craig O’Neill. It is estimated that the average viewer count of the episode was 3.55 million US viewers at the time when it aired on the channel.
It is speculated that from this moment in the final episode, the upcoming season is expected to be picked up and unveil the main plot of the series in terms of characters and storylines. The tone for the current season has been established by all of the earlier episodes, which will see the plot deepen and broaden in ways that will draw people to the show.
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 this fall.