CSI, Miami is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on September 23,2002, on CBS. CSI, Miami is executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker, the series ended on April 8,2012, after 10 seasons and 232 episodes. In 2006, BBC News published an article stating that CSI, Miami was the worlds most popular television series, the team is led by Lieutenant Horatio Caine, who, through his history as a bomb-disposal expert, has gained specialized knowledge in explosive forensics. Horatio believes that evil is and lives between the perpetrators of this evil and the people who try and come between that evil and the citizen. On April 17,2002, CBS Television Studios announced plans to launch a series originally titled CSI, Miami-Dade, on the location choice, co-creator Carol Mendelsohn stated that felt Miami was the most happening place Miami is so rich as a character. There are so many different cultures here all colliding, all that gives Miami an edge. Kim Delaney joined the following the pilot episodes broadcast. The series is produced by creators Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker. Jerry Bruckheimer also executive-produces the series, in 2002, CSI executive producer Anthony Zuiker began casting for the then-unnamed Miami based spin-off. First cast was Emily Procter, as Calleigh Duquesne, regarding her decision to leave The West Wing and join Miami, Procter stated that It was like choosing between a boyfriend that wants to be with you casually or a man that says I love you. She described her character as a weird girl bright and very nerdy and she wears a lot of boot-cut corduroy pants and turquoise necklaces and looks like a hippie. I just like to pretend Im Velma in Scooby-Doo, adam Rodriguez, Rory Cochrane, and Khandi Alexander were cast alongside Procter, completing the supporting ensemble. For the lead, CBS suggested David Caruso, Zuiker, who stated that he had heard about the NYPD Blue thing, was initially hesitant. Elaborating, Zuiker stated that he sort of jumped in and said, Naw, the shows tough enough to get off the ground and I dont want to walk into any problems. And said, Yeah, well have him out for dinner. Caruso was later cast as Caine and he was the last pilot cast member to be contracted to series. Following the back-door pilot, Zuiker stated that he believed the series needed a more balance in terms of a leading woman. Executives offered Sela Ward the part of Megan Donner, a Lieutenant, Ward turned down the role, and producers later cast Kim Delaney
The SkyOne headquarters regularly used as the police station.
Kim Delaney was praised for her "edgy" performance as Lieutenant Megan Donner. Despite this, she only appeared in the first half of the show's first season.
Gary Sinise stars in CSI: NY as Detective Mac Taylor.