How long will the fans have to wait for the series’ official return? Here is everything we know so far about CSI: Vegas Season 3.
Want to know when the next chapter of this follow-up to the long-running series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is going to premiere on CBS? If you are wondering the same thing and want all the answers, then you have reached the right place, as we can totally understand your excitement to see how the story will unfold after the events of the highly anticipated third season, which have sparked many questions in the fandom all over the web!
Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the third season will not be coming to CBS anytime soon. So, if you want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved crime drama series, then look no further! To help you prepare before diving into the show, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you! Continue reading to learn more about the potential release date of CSI: Vegas Season 3.
CSI: Vegas Season 3 Release Date: When is the series expected to return on CBS?
If you recall, on February 21, 2023, CBS officially renewed CSI: Vegas for a third season, which isn’t surprising as the series has been able to gather some amazing reception and viewership from fans around the world, which led to an easy approval, and it was confirmed to be a part of the 2023–24 fall primetime schedule. But sadly, this update was short-lived as the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike and 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which started a few weeks ago, have started to cause some disruption in the previously confirmed schedule for the CBS network.
Yes, you read it right! This report has been confirmed by CBS, as they have decided to shift the entirety of the fall schedule until next year as the network won’t be able to premiere any scripted shows due to the lack of active writers and actors that are taking part in the ongoing strikes, which doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing many Hollywood production houses to halt their work temporarily. Many reports have also confirmed that the writing for the upcoming season has not even started yet, which is quite unfortunate when we consider the fact that filming usually begins by the summer season if the network is aiming for its fall release later this year.
Hence, there is no chance that the beloved crime drama television series will be able to be a part of CBS’s 2023–24 broadcast schedule or be released this year at all! The network will revise its 2023-24 fall schedule by airing reruns of CSI: Vegas prior seasons in the previous time slot to fill the void of the lack of shows which have been shifted. For your consideration, we speculate that the new season might premiere in the first quarter of 2024, which begins in January and lasts until March only if the production begins later this year with the same time slot of every Sunday night at 10 p.m. on a weekly basis without causing any unwanted changes in the previously confirmed primetime schedule.
In conclusion, any updates relating to this subject are still up for debate because if, by some miracle, the strikes conclude within the next few weeks, then the series might also begin airing by late 2023. As, it has already been hinted at by George Cheeks, President and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer, who stated during a keynote at Banff moderated by Deadline’s Peter White elaborated that a revised CBS fall scheduling plan is expected to be revealed soon. “First of all, obviously it’s going to be very reality-heavy,” he added. George Cheeks was also questioned about the studio’s discussions with the leading Hollywood guilds and the ongoing WGA strike.
After looking at these statements, it’s pretty much safe to say that the majority of the show’s release date from the CBS fall schedule will be changed just like the competitor networks like ABC and NBC. Hence, it looks like the eagerly awaited third season of CSI: Vegas will not be available on CBS to stream anytime soon, in August 2023 or later this year, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated!
In conclusion, we have listed down all the details that have so far been made public, as it provides a fairly good insight into what the fans can expect from the third season until there is an official statement issued.
As a result, we ask fans to keep an eye on social media for more information, which will ultimately be acknowledged later. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what direction the writers and crew will take going forward! In the meantime, check out the official announcement as shared by the show’s Twitter handle confirming the renewal of the series, quoting, “Vegas hasn’t seen the last of me yet. #CSIVegas #SeasonThree”
— CSI: Vegas (@CSICBS) February 21, 2023
CSI: Vegas Season 3 Plot: What to expect?
Not much has been revealed about the new season’s plot and character arcs in order to avoid spoilers, but we are certain that the theme will remain consistent in order to convey the story, which follows: “Amidst the neon lights and long shadows, dark threats continue to lurk in Sin City. Maxine Roby leads her brilliant team of Crime Scene Investigators as they use science to solve baffling cases. 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.”
On the other hand, we can assure readers that the third season without any doubt, is expected to continue from the second season’s finale episode, “Dying Words,” which ended on a massive cliffhanger and showcased Folsom spiraling into an emotional frenzy when his mother is found murdered inside a warehouse. After reuniting with Trey, they both set out to hunt for the killer. Later, we learn that the episode ends when the main suspect is then found dead in a dumpster. Josh surrenders and is arrested. Take a look at the official trailer to get some context about the show:
CSI: Vegas Season 3 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
There can be some new characters introduced in the next season, but for the time being, we are certain that the main cast members from the second season are all set to reprise their roles in the new season, which are as follows: Paula Newsome as Maxine “Max” Roby, Matt Lauria as Joshua “Josh” Folsom, Mandeep Dhillon as Ahalya “Allie” Rajan, Ariana Guerra as Serena Chavez, Jay Lee as Christopher “Chris” Park, Lex Medlin as Beau Finado, and Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows.
Moreover, there are many recurring cast members who are also anticipated to join the principal cast. Lastly, the series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jason Tracey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Kristie Anne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, William Petersen, Cindy Chvatal, Steven H. Kram, and Steven H. Blume serve as executive producers.
— CSI: Vegas (@CSICBS) June 28, 2023
CSI: Vegas Season 3 Episodes: Where to stream?
When renewed, the next season was anticipated to include at least 22 episodes, and it is meant to be consistent with its predecessor. But now, the official episode count may vary owing to the ongoing strikes, which may have prompted the makers to slash the episode count by reducing the season to 15 to 18 episodes so that production isn’t rushed once the strikes conclude. We would also like to highlight that the filming is on hold because of the ongoing strikes, due to which the network has avoided releasing details about the new episodes in order to avoid spoilers.
So, there is no way that the network will be able to release any new promotional material along with the official titles and synopsis of the new episode. If the readers want to receive updates on any changes and when the show premieres, they can also enable notifications on the respective platforms.
When CSI: Vegas Season 3 premieres, it 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 website and app. Moreover, the series 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, depending on the viewer’s location, with preferred membership plans that the users can choose from. If you don’t have access to the content because of geo-blocking, we recommend trying out any suitable VPN to stream the series.
— CSI: Vegas (@CSICBS) May 26, 2023
CSI: Vegas Season 3 Official Trailer: Is there any promo available?
As mentioned above, the new episodes have not yet been filmed due to incomplete scripts and the network holding up production for a while due to the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes. As a result, the network hasn’t published any new official trailers or teasers for the new season. Moreover, it takes time for such promotional stuff to be published, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes.
So, it is impossible for the network to create and promote a teaser with new clips from the upcoming season to reveal some plotlines. Hence, we urge the readers to wait and be patient for some time and check out the previous season’s plotlines to remember what’s happened so far if you haven’t watched the show yet. In the meantime, check out this new short official clip which gives a little bit of insight into CSI: Vegas Season 3 below:
Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know what you think CSI: Vegas Season 3 is going to be like in terms of plot and character arcs.