Nine will be revamping its Wednesday night line-up from September 28th.
7:30pm Send in the Dogs: Australia
8:30pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
9:30pm Prime Suspect
The new season of CSI with Ted Danson, will be fast-tracked within a week of its US return.
The US adaptation of Prime Suspect will also be fast-tracked within a week starring Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn and Kirk Acevedo. Not sure how this one will fare given Australians have been so bonded to Helen Mirren, but it might make an interesting curiosity piece.
Send in the Dogs: Australia
Send in the Dogs – Australia is an observational documentary series about the extraordinary and little known work of Aussie police dogs and their handlers in tracking down criminals, missing persons, illegal drugs, explosives and weapons. It’s about the vital and intense bond that grows between the dogs and their handlers, who live and work together, and as a team solve crimes that no one else can.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Television veteran Ted Danson, an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner, makes his debut on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when the new series premieres Wednesday, September 28, at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.
Danson, best known for his role on the sitcom Cheers, plays D.B. Russell, the new CSI grave shift supervisor. He joins the team from a CSI unit at the Washington Crime Lab, following the unexplained departure of Ray Langston at the end of the last series after serial killer Nate Haskell went down.
CSI Russell breaks new ground in this drama about forensic investigators who work 24/7, scouring crime scenes to collect irrefutable evidence and find the missing pieces. He’s the unit’s family man. Like the CSIs before him he works his butt off on the job, but unlike them he looks forward to going home to his wife and four kids.
To Russell, every crime is a story and every victim a storyteller. On first meeting Russell, his unorthodox method becomes apparent when he is mistaken for a corpse, lying among several bodies, eyes closed as if in meditation. Russell solves crimes by experiencing every crime scene from the point of view of the victims. How did they get there? What were they doing? What were they thinking? After all, no one gets up in the morning thinking this day will be their last. He understands better than anyone the deeper meaning behind the obvious: that you live your life until you die. He knows this first hand. How? We find out as the series unfolds.
Marg Helgenberger returns in her final series as CSI Catherine Willows, the unit’s former supervisor, an investigator with a cop’s instinct for reading human behaviour. She is joined by the rest of the CSI team: Nick Stokes (George Eads), Sarah Sidle (Jorja Fox) and Greg Sanders (Eric Szmanda) who work closely with Captain Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle) as they solve the crimes that plague Las Vegas, America’s city of sin.
Series premiere about a NYC homicide detective, Jane Timoney coping with the sexism and harassment of her colleagues while pursuing leads in major cases. In this episode, newly assigned Timoney is bypassed on a case that should have been hers. Her complaints to her supervisor find a sympathetic ear, but little else until tragedy strikes.