You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Gary Sinise cops rich ‘CSI’ deal

Actor's salary bumped up to $5 mil per year

CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011.

Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary to approximately $5 million per year. That puts his per-episode fee in the low-$200,000s.

Deal with Sinise comes even though CBS technically hasn’t renewed “CSI: NY” beyond the current season. Given the show’s strong ratings — and the fact that CBS Par produces it — there’s little doubt the Gotham offshoot of “CSI” will be around until at least the 2008-09 season.

“CSI: NY” began its fourth season on the Eye network last month.

On the feature front, Sinise had a voice role last year in “Open Season.” Other recent credits include “The Forgotten,” “The Big Bounce” and “The Human Stain.”

More TV

  • Laura Ingraham

    Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham Amid Calls for Advertiser Boycott

    CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011. Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary […]

  • Netflix Locks Up Deal for ‘Inside

    Netflix Locks Up Deal For ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’

    CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011. Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary […]

  • The End of the F***ing World

    'Little Boy Blue,' 'La Casa De Papel' Win Drama Prizes at Monte Carlo TV Festival

    CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011. Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary […]

  • KIERSTEN ROBINSON

    Kiersten Robinson Named Universal TV Senior VP, Current Programming

    CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011. Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary […]

  • Gayle King

    TV Anchors Fight to Stay Objective in Coverage of Family Separation at Border

    CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011. Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary […]

  • Seth MacFarlane NPR

    Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

    CBS Paramount has struck a lucrative new deal with “CSI: NY” star Gary Sinise that could keep the thesp on the crime beat until 2011. Studio previously had an option that locked Sinise to “CSI: NY” through spring 2010. In exchange for adding another year to that option, CBS Par has bumped up Sinise’s salary […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content