A smash hit from the moment of its 2000 debut, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION remains one of the most popular, innovative, and critically acclaimed crime dramas in television history. Created by Anthony Zuiker and executive produced by movie maven Jerry Bruckheimer, the thrilling series centers on the Las Vegas Police Department's night-shift forensics unit, which utilizes cutting-edge technology to solve the often grisly crimes of a glamorous city whose constant influx of visitors makes it rife with criminal elements. Quick-witted detective Gil Grissom (William Petersen) leads the highly skilled investigative team that includes his single-mother partner, Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger); hair-and-fiber expert Nick Stokes (George Eads); former gambling addict Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan); and efficient lab coroner Dr. Al Robbins (Robert David Hall). Heavy on science, creative camera work, and uncomfortably graphic depictions of violence, CSI is praised by fans and critics alike for its consistently gripping and well-written storylines, often inspired by real-life cases. This collection includes every episode from the show's powerhouse ninth year, which sees the addition of Dr. Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburn), a specialist who steps in after Detective Grissom announces his intent to leave the team for good.