Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Preview: CSI: NY Serves Up 'Fun' Days Off, Temptation for Flack and... a New Li'l Messer?

Perpetually on the bubble, CBS’ CSI: NY was blessed earlier this year with an unexpected ninth season, which launches tonight at 8/7c. Given the 11th hour reprieve, it would have been entirely understandable for executive producers Pam Veasey and Zach Reiter to approach this season as the long-running procedural’s last — but is it? Perhaps not, say the showrunners. READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

CBS Sneak Peeks: The Mentalist's Face-Off, CSI Tracks Down [Spoiler] and CSI: NY Is On Fire

‘Tis the season for photos from the fall’s big season premieres to trickle out, including these pics from three CBS crime dramas: The Mentalist, CSI and CSI: NY. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

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Exclusive: CSI: NY Casts Justified Alum Neal McDonough as the 'Ultimate Politician'

Perpetual TV baddie Neal McDonough‘s latest role finds him on the right side of the law for once.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the ill-fated Justified gangster has nabbed a guest spot in CSI: NY‘s upcoming ninth season. READ MORE

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on HIMYM, Community, Good Wife, Castle, Vampire Diaries and More!

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Do you have any more news on Castle? —Kaitlyn
Ausiello: In the category of “fun” episodes on tap for Season 5, series boss Andrew Marlowe is hoping to have the team investigate a murder at a sci-fi convention — “That should be fun, given Nathan [Fillion]’s background and how much of a rock star he is at Comic-Con” — and maybe do a riff on …READ MORE & GET SPOILED

Fall TV Preview

CBS Boss 'Optimistic' About HIMYM Season 9, Has Plan to 'Solve' Sunday's NFL Delay Problem

CBS is inching closer to a deal to bring How I Met Your Mother back for a ninth and possibly final season.

“We’re in early conversations and we’re pretty optimistic,” CBS president Nina Tassler said Sunday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “[But] we’re not there yet.”

Tassler went on to say that HIMYM …READ MORE

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CSI: NY Exclusive: Rob Morrow Cast In Scorching Season-Opening Arc

CSI: NY will be on fire — literally — when it kicks off Season 9, and to hopefully help put out the flames, the CBS drama is recruiting Rob Morrow.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Numb3rs alum will guest-star in the new season’s first two episodes as …READ MORE