"'CSI' is synonymous with CBS, and we are so proud of the series' creative and commercial legacy, and its continued success on our network," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving 'CSI,' reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original cast members."
"'CSI' is one of the top global franchises and is seen in almost every country in the world," said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. "It defined feature television and its whodunnit storytelling captured audiences since the day it premiered. We are fortunate to have had Carol Mendelsohn's creative vision at the helm since the inception, as well as the talents of her partner Don McGill. The addition of Ted Danson has infused new energy into the series and we couldn't be more thrilled with its continued worldwide success."