It sounds like something that will either be very good or very … not so good. But I give ’em all credit for derring-do and willingness to try something totally off the wall — a scribe swap that cuts across genres, and even studios.
"CSI" writers Sarah Goldfinger and Evan Dunsky have penned the May 5 seg of "Two and a Half Men," based on a story by "CSI" czarina Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar. Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, co-creators and exec producers of "Men," have done the script for the May 8 installment of "CSI."
The "Men" seg, "Fish in a Drawer," involves a CSI team coming to Charlie Harper’s beach house to investigate — what else? — a mysterious death. It should be further enlivened by guest stars Robert Wagner and Jenny McCarthy.
"CSI" seg "Two and a Half Deaths" revolves around the death of a high-maintenance sitcom star, played by Katey Sagal, while shooting her show on location in Sin City. Suspects include the entire writing staff, her loser husband and her stand-in, played by Rachael Harris.
I’m thinking positive and hoping these experiments be as playful as they outta be. I will do some more investigating and find out whose DNA is all over this idea, what the motivation was and the weapon (laptop, legal pad, etc.).
In the meantime, here’s some more pics of the crossover episodes.
(In the pic above, that’s Aronsohn leaning over the body, and Lorre directly behind him.)
From the "CSI" – "Two and a Half Deaths" seg: