CBS’ 10-episode ‘limited’ series CSI:Vegas is limited no longer. The series is officially coming back for a second season. The news came today from Amy Reisenbach, Executive Vice President, Current Programs, at CBS.

“The incredibly talented CSI: Vegas creative team and cast did a superb job this first season, brilliantly updating and portraying the CSI universe with fresh stories and a new crime lab, proving that after 20 years, the CSI fan base is still hungry for more and ready to embrace a new chapter in this illustrious franchise,” said Reisenbach.

With a second season planned to air during the 2022-2023 broadcast season, the stage is set for further original series vets to return, although further casting announcements have yet to be made.

Show-runner Jason Tracey also commented on the possibility of season one stars Jorja Fox and William Petersen returning next year.

“The door will always be open to a couple of legends, but we only asked them to come back to help us tell this finite number of episodes,” said Tracey. “It’ll be up to them and the studio/network to kind of figure it out.”

According to Deadline, Petersen only signed on to reprise his role as Gil Grissom in the initial 10-episode first season, and will not continue as an actor in season 2. However, he will remain an executive producer for the series’ second season, according to Deadline’s sources.

Season one wrapped on Dec. 8, with the finale improving its Wednesday night 10:00 PM time slot by +60% in viewers.

CSI: Vegas marked a new chapter in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation story, returning to Las Vegas – the city where it all began. Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) enlisted the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), to investigate a case centered around former colleague David Hodges (Wallace Langham).

This combined force deployed the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best – follow the evidence – to preserve and serve justice in Sin City. The first season also starred Matt Lauria, Mandeep Dhillon and Mel Rodriguez.

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