×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

CBS Attempts Guinness Record With ‘World CSI Day’

CBS has declared Wednesday, March 4, “World CSI Day,” marking a global effort for “CSI” to break the Guinness World Records Achievement for “Largest Ever TV Drama Simulcast.” The event will celebrate 15 years of the “CSI” franchise and the U.S. launch of “CSI: Cyber.”

The event will feature a worldwide simulcast of the “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” episode “Kitty,” originally aired in April 2014. The episode serves as the planted spinoff for “CSI: Cyber” and is set to air in more than 150 countries at 7 p.m. ET. It will also be streamed in the U.S. on CBS.com from 4 p.m. PT to midnight.

“CSI: Cyber,” starring Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, premieres the same night in the U.S. at 10 p.m.

“When ‘CSI’ premiered, I had no idea it would become the sensational global franchise it is today,” said Anthony Zuiker, creator of the “CSI” franchise and co-creator and executive producer of “CSI: Cyber.”  “’CSI’ has taken on Las Vegas, Miami, New York and now, with ‘CSI: Cyber,’ we dive into the vast world of cyber crime, where we can instantly be connected to anyone, anywhere in the world at any time. I can’t think of a better way to kick off ‘CSI: Cyber’ and celebrate 15 years of international success than with a worldwide simulcast.”

The current record for the largest TV drama simulcast was set by the 50th anniversary episode of “Doctor Who,” which broadcast in 98 countries across six continents in November 2013.

More TV

  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured:

    'American Horror Story' Recap: Who Survived to See the 'Red Dawn'?

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Red Dawn,” the fifth episode of “American Horror Story: 1984.” After five episodes, “American Horror Story: 1984” is moving onto another day within the story. The sun finally came up in “Red Dawn,” but not every would-be counselor at Camp Redwood survived to see it. [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets

    TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets 50th Anniversary Special

    In today’s TV news roundup, Sesame Workshop announced a premiere date for “Sesame Street’s Historic 50th Anniversary Celebration” and “Brave New World” adds Sophie McIntosh. CASTING New Zealand actress Sophie McIntosh has been cast in USA Network’s “Brave New World” series, Variety has learned exclusively. She will play the recurring role of Jane, and joins a cast [...]

  • HBO Max Adds Three Execs to

    HBO Max Adds Three Execs to Drama Team

    HBO Max is continuing its spate of executive hires. The nascent WarnerMedia streamer has now tapped Roberto Alcantara, Chika Chukudebelu and Mark Tuohy to all be vice presidents in the drama department. The announcement was made by Joey Chavez, EVP of original drama at HBO Max, to whom they will all report. Chavez and his [...]

  • STRANGER THINGS

    'Stranger Things 3' Is Most-Watched Season to Date, Netflix Says

    The Upside Down delivered upside for Netflix in the third quarter: “Stranger Things” season 3 was the most-watched season of the series to date, according to the streamer. In the first four weeks of release, “Stranger Things” season 3 was watched by 64 million member households, Netflix said in the Q3 letter to shareholders. The [...]

  • HBO Max - WarnerMedia

    HBO Max Orders LGBTQ Movement Docuseries From Scout Productions, Jim Parsons, Greg Berlanti

    HBO Max has commissioned a four-part docuseries on the history of the LGBTQ+ movement. Titled “Equal,” the series will explore the true stories of leaders and activists of the movement. Each hour-long episode will feature interviews, reenactments, and never before seen footage. The series hails from Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. “We are extremely proud to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content