Mark April 3 on your calendar

Cary Ashby
Mar 29, 2010


… because that's when "CSI" will be back on the air with the first of six new (!) episodes. Sister shows "CSI: Miami" returns March 24 with eight shows and "CSI: NY" starts its seven-episode run April 2.


Judging from Entertainment Weekly writer Dan Snierson's chart (in the Feb. 22 issue), the earliest we'll see any new shows from any series will be March 17 with "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and Half Men" and "How I Met Your Mother," all on CBS.


In shows being blogged here — at least I think some of my slacker co-workers will be back at their keyboards at some point — the following is a rundown of the show, its premiere date and how many new shows there will be: "Desperate Housewives" (late April, four to five); "24" (early '09, 24 — of course!); "Grey's Anatomy" (late April, four to five); "Lost" (on now, but Snierson says it "will take a break in mid-March before resuming the next month," 10); and "Friday Night Lights" ("possibly fall" if it returns to NBC at all, TBD).


BACK TO 'CSI': I finally saw Sara's final episode Thursday (I came in halfway through it, of course) and was left thinking: "This is it?!?" I guess that little manipulative sister and her brother's suicide in jail/juvie pushed too many of her buttons. That girl had some nerve to bring up Sara's abduction while she was being interrogated; I wanted Sara to smack her!


Sara's "Dear John" letter to Grissom seemed as artificial and forced as their relationship. The image of Sara cutting off the threads of her "Sidle" name patch from her CSI uniform and then throwing it in the trash was interesting, but I didn't know what to make of it (apart from the all too obvious symbolism).


What did you think?