Chastity Bites is a 2013 comedy-horror film written by Lotti Pharriss Knowles and directed by John V. Knowles. A feminist blogger and reporter for a school newspaper tries to stop Countess Elizabeth Báthory, who poses as an abstinence counselor in a high school, from killing the school's virgins to stay young and beautiful. Allison Scagliotti as Leah Francia Raisa as Katharine Eddy Rioseco as Paul Chloë Crampton as Kelly Greer Grammer as Nicole Sarah Stouffer as Britney Lindsey Morgan as Noemi Amy Okuda as Ashley Louise Griffiths as Liz Batho / Elizabeth BáthoryDirector Stuart Gordon appears in a cameo. Chastity Bites premiered on June 2013, at the Dances With Films film festival, it was released on video on demand on November 1, 2013, on DVD on February 11, 2014. Scott Hallam of Dread Central rated it 2/5 stars and wrote that despite "some fun moments", the film fails to live up to its potential. Patrick Cooper of Bloody Disgusting rated it 3/5 stars and called it "a solid horror-comedy" that comes across as a TV show episode.
Elias Savada of Film Threat rated it 3/5 stars and called it a "delightfully cheesy horror comedy". Gordon Sullivan of DVD Verdict called it a feminist film. Official website Chastity Bites on IMDb Chastity Bites at AllMovie Chastity Bites at Rotten Tomatoes
Eureka (U.S. TV series)
Eureka is an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012; the show was set in a fictional town of Oregon. Most residents of Eureka are scientific geniuses who work for Global Dynamics – an advanced research facility responsible for the development of nearly all major technological breakthroughs since its inception; each episode featured a mysterious accidental or intentional misuse of technology, which the town sheriff, Jack Carter, solved with the help of town scientists. Each season featured a larger story arc that concerned a particular major event or item; the series was produced by Universal Media Studios. While lacking in critical acclaim, Eureka was a ratings success for the network, averaging 3.2 million viewers during the second half of season three. In 2007, Eureka was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series, won the Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series.
In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the show airs on Syfy and is known as A Town Called Eureka, although it is shown under its original name on the BT Vision platform. Deputy United States Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon Eureka while transporting a fugitive prisoner back to her mother's home in Los Angeles; when a faulty experiment cripples the sheriff of Eureka, Carter finds himself chosen to fill the vacancy. Despite not being a genius like most members of the town, Jack Carter demonstrates a remarkable ability to connect to others and practical insights, a dedication to preserving the safety of Eureka. Eureka took place in a high tech fictional community of the same name, located in the U. S. state of Oregon, inhabited by brilliant scientists. Camouflaged by an electromagnetic shield, the town is operated by a corporation called Global Dynamics, overseen by the United States Department of Defense; the town's existence and location are guarded secrets. In episode 1.8, Carter and Stark are able to drive to Summerville, Oregon within an hour, give or take a few minutes.
In episode 2.03, the meteorologist's map shows Eureka as being on the Santiam River by the Green Peter Reservoir in Oregon. But in episode 5.06, Jack is directed to place an electromagnetic field generator device at the center of Eureka's shield. The GPS coordinates given are 42°38′12.33″N 121°40′55.33″W, located in the Winema National Forest, 43 miles north of the border between California and Oregon. Sheriff Jack Carter, portrayed by Colin Ferguson, is a U. S. Marshal who reluctantly ends up as the sheriff of Eureka. Jack is dumbfounded by the wonders Eureka produces, as well as its propensity to produce things that threaten the entire town. Despite being a man of average intelligence in a town full of geniuses, Jack's admittedly simple ideas and his intuition save the day. Zoe Carter, is Jack's rebellious teenage daughter. Unlike her father, she is intelligent enough to keep up with the town's residents. Yet, like her father, she possesses street smarts, something lacking for most of the town's residents.
She hopes to become a physician. Dr. Allison Blake, portrayed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, is a Department of Defense agent who acts as the liaison between Global Dynamics and the federal government in season one, she becomes the head of Global Dynamics. In seasons four and five she is the head doctor due to the effect of their journey to the 1940s. Allison, unmarried, is mother of Kevin, who has autism until season four. Dr. Henry Deacon, portrayed by Joe Morton, is the town jack of a brilliant scientist. Henry has ethical objections to the kind of research conducted at Global Dynamics, so he prefers to be employed as the town's mechanic. Henry's assistance is invaluable in defusing the bad situations that are created by experiments at Global Dynamics. Dr. Nathan Stark, portrayed by Ed Quinn, is one of Eureka's top scientists, he and Jack are at odds, although both respect each other. On and off, he is romantically involved with Allison, he is modeled after a Marvel Comics character. Dr. Beverly Barlowe, portrayed by Debrah Farentino, is the town psychiatrist.
She secretly works for a mysterious organization known as the Consortium, which has expressed a desire to exploit Eureka's innovations by whatever means necessary. Josephina "Jo" Lupo, portrayed by Erica Cerra, is Eureka's deputy sheriff, she is a former U. S. Army Ranger with a love of firearms. In seasons four and five she is the head of Global Dynamics security due to the effect of their journey to the 1940s. Dr. Douglas Fargo, portrayed by Neil Grayston, is a junior scientist, treated somewhat dismissively by his peers. Accident-prone, he ends up a victim of the disasters befalling the town, has caused a fair share of the problems. Grayston provides the voice of S. A. R. A. H; the bunker home Jack and Zoe Carter live in. In seasons four and five he is the head of Global Dynamics due to the effect of their journey to the 1940s. Zane Donovan, portrayed by Niall Matter, is a rebellious
Smallville (season 9)
Season nine of Smallville, an American television series, began airing on September 25, 2009. The series recounts the early adventures of Kryptonian Clark Kent as he adjusts to life in the fictional town of Smallville, during the years before he becomes Superman; the ninth season comprises 21 episodes and concluded its initial airing on May 14, 2010, marking the fourth season to air on The CW television network. After four seasons broadcasting on Thursday nights at 8:00 pm, Smallville was moved to Friday nights at 8:00 pm for season nine, to make room for The Vampire Diaries; this season Clark takes his superhero persona into obsessive territory when he leaves behind those he cares for so that he can focus on Jor-El's training. In order to accomplish this, Clark wears a new costume; the theme of the season is about Clark embracing his alien heritage, while being his darkest hour thus far. As a result, Clark's relationships with Chloe and Oliver suffered this season. Season nine saw the introduction of more DC Comics characters, including multiple episode appearances for the Justice Society of America, as well as villain Metallo, villainess Agent Amanda Waller and an appearance by the Wonder Twins.
Following the end of season eight, Aaron Ashmore and Sam Witwer departed the series after both their characters were killed off. Regular cast members during season nine include Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley, Callum Blue. With the loss of two series regulars, producers had to look for a new primary villain for season nine. Executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson decided to use Zod, a character from the comics and Christopher Reeve Superman films; this version of Zod is younger than previous incarnations, including the short appearance he had on Smallville in season six, goes by the title of "Major Zod". Original depictions list the character as "General Zod"; the season premiere brought in 2.58 million viewers and outperformed any other show in the Friday 8:00 pm timeslot in over a year. Furthermore, "Absolute Justice", a two-hour episode featuring the Justice Society of America, aired on February 5, 2010. In an effort to clear up confusion, the Smallville writers announced on their Twitter page that they still consider the two-hour episode to be two separately produced episodes, but was aired and packaged on the season nine DVD as a single episode.
Season nine averaged 2.38 million viewers. In an interview, Justin Hartley revealed that season nine would deal with Oliver having to battle his personal demons: "I think he is going to struggle with the things he has been afforded his powers, he has sacrificed things and done things that haunt him... It’s bad stuff. We need to get to the bottom of it." Peterson stated that season would see Clark taking his "Red-Blue Blur" persona into obsessive territory: "He is trying a little too hard to be a hero, is leaving the rest of his life behind." Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello revealed that this season would feature major developments to the Clark/Lois relationship, but that Superman's "iconic'S'" would be featured throughout the season, including on Clark's chest. After an interview with Peterson, Ausiello stated that the theme for season nine revolved around "Clark's darkest hour". A scene between Clark and Jor-El has been constructed for the premiere to explain why Clark has not learned to fly.
Clark and Oliver's friendship became tense thanks to Oliver's growing interest in rekindling his romantic relationship with Lois, Zod would bring multiple Kryptonians to Earth with him, Jor-El would make a physical appearance on the show. In an interview following the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International panel for Smallville and Peterson revealed that Clark would be training to take one-step closer to his ultimate destiny as Superman, that Clark would be wearing a costume while performing his Red-Blue Blur duties; the pair explained that this season's theme is about Clark "embracing the fact that he is an alien". That said, Souders has stated that she would not refer to Clark himself as "darker", because he is still "the Superman underneath it all that we all know and love". E! Online's Natalie Abrams revealed, following the Smallville panel, that Clark's suit would be black, with a silver Superman "S" on the front, as well a trench coat that doubles as a cape. Based on the information released at the panel, Abrams reports that the producers had a series finale prepared should this season be the last.
Although it was stated that Tom Welling would direct two episodes, because of his responsibilities producing the new series Hellcats, he only directed one. Allison Mack will be directing one. Making return appearances this season are Toyman, who last appeared in season eight's episode "Requiem", along with another appearance from Martian Manhunter. On November 6, 2009, it was reported that Serinda Swan would return as Zatanna for an early 2010 episode, titled "Warrior"; the characters Victor Stone and Dinah Lance are set to return for the season finale. Callum Blue was cast in the series regular role of Zod, his character was first mentioned in season five, when Brainiac used Lex Luthor's body as a physical vessel for Zod's s
Grounded for Life
Grounded for Life is an American television sitcom that debuted on January 10, 2001, as a mid-season replacement on the Fox Network. It was created by Bill Martin, it ran for two seasons on the network until being cancelled only two episodes into its third season. It was picked up for the rest of the third season by The WB, where it aired for two additional seasons; the show starred Donal Logue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish Catholic couple living on Staten Island, New York with their three children: Lily and Henry. The show stars Kevin Corrigan, Bret Harrison, Richard Riehle; the show has featured guest stars such as Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson, Mike Vogel, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Pastore, Miriam Flynn, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Berridge. The show, set in an Irish neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, is about the comedic interplay of the Irish-American Catholic Finnerty family. One of the central aspects of the show is that Sean and Claudia Finnerty had their first child and got married when they were 18 years old.
Thus, although their eldest is a teenage daughter, the parents are themselves young and not finished with their "wild" years. The show features an unusual style of storytelling starting with a scene at the end of the story or sometimes in the middle and filling in the gaps with flashbacks, its main concepts are an Irish/Italian Catholic family with one daughter and two sons, surviving endless catastrophes, utilizing flashbacks to further explain each current situation. The opening sequence is set to a guitar theme, performed by the band Ween, that serves as the music between scenes; the first sequence, used for the first 11 episodes of Season 1, showed the family playing basketball. From the twelfth episode onwards, it showed a mix of scenes from Season 1; the sequence was updated each year to include scenes from the current season. The opening sequence was truncated, as cast names were shown after the sequence, over the episode itself. Music is important in the production of the series, as musical cues introduce and conclude flashbacks.
Episodes are named after songs or are a play on song names or lyrics. Each episode has different music in the opening sequence, differing at the end of the sequence. Two episodes from Season 3, "Oh, What a Knight" and "Part-Time Lover," did not air on primetime, but can be seen in syndication on ABC Family. Donal Logue and Megyn Price portrayed Sean and Claudia Finnerty, a Staten Island couple who were married and expecting by age 18. Sean was an electrician in the underground of the New York City Subway, but he became the owner of a bar with his brother Eddie. Claudia worked as a hostess in a Soho restaurant, when her daughter Lily decided that college wasn't for her, Claudia realized the importance of education and looked into college options for herself, regretting that she couldn't have gone right away after high school. By their early 30s, Sean and Claudia had three children. Lily is a high school student who can get overwhelmed by the desire to be popular, although she always comes around at the end of the episode realizing what she has done.
When Lily was single, she spent most of her time searching for a boyfriend hanging out with her next-door neighbor Brad O'Keefe, whom she dates. She dated the drummer of Sean and Eddie's band, Dean Peramotti. After Dean left, Lily found Brad sitting outside because his dad locked him out, she told him what happened, Brad listed everything he loved about her; this was when Lily realized that she shouldn't have turned down Brad for so long, as he was always in love with her. Lily has been drunk on several occasions, always regretting it the next morning, including a college party at which she bumped into Claudia, they arranged to keep it from Sean. Lily was shocked to discover she was born before her parents were married, but realized she was proof of their love. Jimmy, the second Finnerty child and first son, is the family black sheep. Jimmy is closer with his uncle, than his father, which upsets his father at times, his choices are not always accepted like the time he decided to become a vegetarian.
Jimmy is smart and wants to do well at school, but his parents sometimes unintentionally seem to hold him back. Once at a street fair and Claudia went to a Ramones concert, Jimmy was late with his science project, causing him to be suspended; the following day he went missing and was discovered to have sneaked back into school. Jimmy has been bullied at school, he was briefly bullied by a girl, although it turned out that she liked him. Henry the Finnertys' younger son, is the family optimist. A little wild, sometimes annoying, gullible, he is kindhearted and gentle. Jake Burbage left the show at the end of season four to move back east, why he was never seen in season five. Gracie, the youngest Finnerty, was born in the last episode. Claudia discovered she was pregnant at the start of season five, in the season finale—at Lily's graduation—she went into labor and d
Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series broadcast by The WB, premiered on October 16, 2001. After Smallville's fifth season, The WB and UPN merged to form The CW, the series' United States broadcaster. Smallville, which ended its tenth and final season on May 13, 2011, follows Clark Kent in the fictional town of Smallville, before he becomes known as Superman; the first four seasons focus on his friends in high school. After season five Smallville ventures into adult settings focusing on his career at the Daily Planet and introducing other DC comic-book superheroes and villains. Before the series' production, Bruce Wayne, chronicling the young protagonist's journey toward Batman, was proposed first. Although that series failed to generate interest, it inspired Smallville. Series developers Gough and Millar pitched their "no tights, no flights" rule to the president of Warner Bros.
Television, reducing Superman to the bare essentials and examining what led Clark Kent to become the Man of Steel. After seven seasons with the show and Millar departed with little explanation. Smallville was filmed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, with local businesses and buildings substituting for Smallville locations. Most of the music for the first six seasons was composed by Mark Snow, who incorporated elements of John Williams' musical score from the Superman film series. In season seven, Louis Febre became the series' primary composer. Smallville was positively received when it began. Former Superman star Christopher Reeve expressed approval for the series, making two guest appearances before his death; the pilot episode set a ratings record with 8.4 million viewers. Over ten seasons the series averaged about 4.34 million viewers per episode, with season two the highest-rated at 6.3 million. By the end of its run, Smallville passed Stargate SG-1 as the longest-running North American science-fiction series by episode count.
Since its first season, the series received accolades ranging from Emmys to Teen Choice Awards. Smallville spawned a series of young-adult novels, a DC Comics bimonthly comic book, soundtrack recordings and series-related merchandise. All ten seasons are available on DVD in regions 1, 2 and 4. In April 2012, it continued in comic-book form with a storyline resuming shortly after the series finale, which ended in 2015; the regular cast is introduced in season one, with storylines involving a villain deriving power from kryptonite exposure. The one-episode villains were a plot device developed by Millar. Smallville's first season dealt with Clark Kent's coming to terms with his alien origin and the revelation that his arrival on Earth was connected to the death of Lana Lang's parents. After the first season the series had fewer villain-of-the-week episodes, focusing instead on individual-character story arcs and exploring Clark's origins. Major storylines include Clark's discovery of his Kryptonian heritage and Lex Luthor's escalating conflict with his father, Lionel.
The disembodied voice of Clark's biological father, Jor-El, is introduced. In a fourth-season arc Clark, instructed by Jor-El, searches for three Kryptonian stones which contain the knowledge of the universe and form his Fortress of Solitude. Clark battles Brainiac in his attempts to release the Kryptonian criminal General Zod, must capture other escaped Phantom Zone criminals, his cousin Kara arrives, Lex Luthor discovers Clark's secret. The eighth season introduces Davis Bloome, Tess Mercer replaces the departing Lex Luthor. Justin Hartley becomes a series regular as Oliver Queen after being a recurring guest in season six. In the ninth season Major Zod and other members of Zod's military group are revived by Tess Mercer, their efforts to regain their powers are the season's central conflict; the final season revolves around Clark's attempts to lose his doubts and fears and become the hero he is meant to be, while confronting his biggest challenges: the coming of Darkseid and the return of Lex Luthor.
Tom Welling as Clark Kent, a young man with superhuman abilities who tries to find his place in life after discovering that he is an alien and uses his powers to help those in danger. Clark's season-one problems include his inability to share his secret and his desire for a normal life. After months of scouting, Welling was cast as Clark. David Nutter had to convince Welling's manager that the role would not hurt the actor's film career in order to get Welling to read the pilot script. After reading the script, Welling agreed to audition for the role of Clark Kent. Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang, the girl next door. Grieving the loss of her parents, she feels connected to Clark. Kreuk was the first to be cast. Although she left the series after the seventh season, she returned for five episodes in season eight as a guest star. Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor, a billionaire's son sent to Smallville to run the local fertilizer plant. After Clark saves his life, they become fast friends; as the series progresses, Lex's friendship with Clark crumbles until they consider themselves enemies.
The role was difficult to cast.
Back When We Were Grownups
Back When We Were Grownups is a 2001 novel written by Anne Tyler in memory of her husband, who died in 1997. Tyler's 15th novel, like most of her work, is set in Maryland, it opens with the sentence, "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person." The woman in question is Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old widow, mother and proprietor of a party and catering business run from her home called Open Arms. Up until age 20 Rebecca's life had been following a predictable straight-line path towards both marriage to her high school sweetheart and a Ph. D. in history. Joe Davitch came along and she was “swept off my feet by a grown man, someone who...was living his life.” Joe was a 33-year-old divorcee with 3 children whom Rebecca met at a friend’s party that happened to be at the Open Arms. One month Rebecca had quit college, had married Joe, and—as she discovered—had married the Davitch family, with Joe’s 3 daughters, his mother, his brother Zeb, his huge old Baltimore house and its business as a venue for celebrations of all sorts—weddings, christenings, etc.
Before too long she discovers that she has become the de facto manager of the Open Arms and the mother of Joe’s 3 girls and their own new baby daughter. When Joe himself dies after only 6 years of marriage and Joe’s uncle Poppy moves in, she finds herself with more responsibility. Having cheerfully and exhaustingly raised four daughters, run the “celebrations business,” and helped her daughters through 6 marriages and 7 grandchildren, Rebecca is now taking a breath to ask, “What happened to the 20-year young woman, a serious scholar, politically-involved idealist, engaged to be engaged….?” At an engagement party for one of her stepdaughters, Rebecca finds herself questioning everything about her life, decides to take steps to resurrect her former self. Her self-improvement project includes a visit to her hometown in Virginia, picking up old hobbies, reading books that she had read in college, renewing her intellectual interests, without abandoning her many matriarchal and professional duties.
She eventually gets reacquainted with her old college/high school sweetheart. Will Allenby is a somewhat stodgy and constricted person and is now a divorced physics professor working at the same nearby college that they had both attended. While Rebecca is touched by certain remembrances and traits of Will, her fantasy of re-kindling their old affections is spoiled by his sad and inflexible demeanor. Rebecca realizes that the path that she chose decades ago may have resulted in her "right person" after all. Beth Kephart: "Back When We Were Grownups is Tyler's fifteenth novel, she is still not scrimping on wackiness and wit, on sentences of shocking originality, on wisdom.... There's not a flat line in this book, not a single simple character, not a moment that isn't tapped for all its glorious possibilities. There is a party on every page, there is the party's aftermath; this is storytelling at its most breathtaking. Tyler, an acknowledged master of the form, is living up to her well-earned reputation.
"With Davitch, Tyler has created a character, brave enough to look back on her life and to imagine herself making different kinds of choices. Brave enough to wonder what honesty looks like, whether there is really a single distillation of self, unshakable and true.... Anne Tyler has a talent for spinning out characters we care about, characters who go on living long after their stories end. Publishers Weekly: "Tyler...has a gift for creating endearing characters, but readers should find Rebecca appealing, for despite the blows she takes, she bravely keeps on trying. Tyler has a gift...for unfurling intricate stories effortlessly, as if by whimsy or accident. The ease of her storytelling here is breathtaking, but unnoticeable because, rather like Rebecca, Tyler never calls attention to what she does. Late in the novel, Rebecca observes that her younger self had wanted to believe "that there were grander motivations in history than mere family and friends, mere domestic happenstance." Tyler makes it plain: nothing could be more grand."
Tom Shone: "But that's the thing about Anne Tyler novels: your certainty about how things are going to turn out in no way interferes with your desire to see them do so. Tyler's plots are the mere stuff of family albums, really—a procession of marriages, deaths, and yet her feel for character is so keen that even…readers who….would fry the whole notion of “character” for breakfast—are reduced to the role of helpless gossips, swapping avid hunches about the possible fates of the characters. You're involved before you notice you were paying attention." “I plotted Back When We Were Grownups just after emerging from a year in which there had been several losses and serious illnesses in my family. I wanted my next novel to be full of joy and celebration, how I ended up with a main character who earned her living throwing parties; that a sense of loss shows through anyway, at a point in the book, is proof that the subconscious always tends to triumph in the end.” “Rebecca is no more astute—or less—than most of us about her reasons for doing things.
If people were conscious of their motives, novelists wouldn’t have anything to write novels about.”“I’m fond of Peter. I like his curiosity and his active mind.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons. The series starred William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Liev Schreiber, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox and was the first in the CSI franchise; the series concluded with a feature-length finale titled "Immortality". Mixing deduction and character-driven drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of crime-scene investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department, as they use physical evidence to solve murders; the team is led by Gil Grissom, a awkward forensic entomologist and career criminalist, promoted to CSI supervisor following the death of a trainee investigator. Grissom's second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a single mother with a cop's instinct. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement and training as a blood-spatter specialist.
Following Grissom's departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston, Willows is replaced by D. B. Russell, recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a family man, a keen forensic botanist, a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series' 12th season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay, like Catherine, is a blood-spatter expert with an extensive knowledge of criminal psychology. With the rest of the team, they work to tackle Las Vegas's growing crime rate and are on the job 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimer's attention after writing his first movie script. Zuiker was convinced; the studio's head at the time liked the spec script and presented it to ABC, NBC, Fox executives, who decided to pass. The head of drama development at CBS saw potential in the script, the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen, who said he wanted to do the CSI pilot.
The network's executives liked the pilot so much, they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. After CBS picked up the show, the Disney-owned Touchstone decided to pull out of the project, since they didn't want to spend so much money producing a show for another network. Instead of the intended effect of making CBS cancel the show, Bruckheimer was able to convince Alliance Atlantis to step in as a producer, saving the show and adding CBS as another producer. CSI was thought to benefit from The Fugitive, expected to be a hit, but by the end of 2000, CSI had a much larger audience. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Productions, which became CBS Paramount Television in the fall of 2006 and CBS Television Studios three years later. A co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that company's interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.
CBS acquired AAC's international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change. The series is in syndication, reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on Oxygen and the USA Network on cable, with Ion Television holding the broadcast syndication rights. The show has aired in reruns on the USA Network since January 14, 2011; the CSI catalog has been exclusive to the whole NBC Universal portfolio since September 2014, after several years with Viacom Media Networks' Spike and TV Land. CSI was shot at Rye Canyon, a corporate campus owned by Lockheed Martin situated in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita, but after episode 11, filming shifted to the Santa Clarita Studios chosen for its similarity to the outskirts of Las Vegas; the cast still shot on location in Las Vegas, although Las Vegas was used for second unit photography such as exterior shots of streets. Other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLA's Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, California State University, Los Angeles.
While shooting took place at Universal Studios in Universal City, Santa Clarita's surroundings had proven so versatile, CSI still shot some outdoor scenes there. CSI's theme song was, since the last episode of season one, "Who Are You", written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Daltrey made a special appearance in the season-seven episode "Living Legend", which contained many musical references such as the words "Who's next" on a dry-erase board in the episode's opening sequence. In certain countries, to avoid music licensing fees, a unique theme was used, instead. Throughout the series, music played an important role. Mogwai was often