CBS Approves “CSI” and “NCIS” Franchises Until End of Time


HOLLYWOOD – Leslie Moonves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CBS Corporation, announced earlier this week that both “CSI” and “NCIS” television franchises, including such popular shows as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “NCIS”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, and the new “NCIS: New Orleans”, are just the beginning of the franchises.

“It’s just a small portion of what we at CBS are calling, “CSI: World”, and “NCIS: Universe”, said Moonves.  “We are taking the creative and dynamic visions of “CSI” creator Anthony E. Zuiker and “NCIS” creator Donald P. Bellisario, and sending them into the stratosphere. Literally.”

CBS has ordered a reported 50 million episodes for both franchises, or, as Moonves says, “at least until the end of time”.

“When you’ve got a good thing going,” says Gil Schwartz, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of CBS, “which is basically a generic procedural that doesn’t demand the full attention of the viewer, you run that sucker into the ground.”

Despite some supposed evidence to the contrary, CBS is insisting that their attentions to the two long running franchises will not affect other popular shows on the CBS schedule.

The television corporation is also announcing the following shows to be added in the next few years – “CSI: Elementary”, “How I Met Your NCIS”, “CSI: Big Bang Theory”, “2 Broke NCIS”, and “NCSIS”.

In somewhat related news, NBC has announced the next series in the “Law and Order” franchise, “Law and Order: SUV”, about a criminal investigation team solving crimes nationwide using a recreational vehicle…  

By clavius42

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