WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 —CBS is pulling out all the stops on the season finale of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Tonight’s episode includes guest stars Eric Roberts, James Callis, Tim Matheson, Annabella Sciorra and Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Thomas D. Clufetos Jr., and Geezer Burler as themselves.
At first glance it’s hard to find a common thread between “CSI” and “Black Sabbath,” but with a bit of imagination it’s possible. Before “CSI” hit the airwaves back in 2000, the typical procedural police drama focused very little on forensic evidence in pursuit of the bad guys.
Not only did “CSI” pioneer the forensic approach to TV crime solving, it changed forever the way we look at our system of justice. And prior to the arrival of bands like “Black Sabbath” on the music scene, “heavy metal” was a term confined to laboratories and machine shops.
Although Ozzy Osbourne’s past includes a history of excess and decadence, it’s hard to imagine the heavy metal scene without him. Who knew that way back in 1968 when “Black Sabbath” was formed they would change the landscape of popular music forever?
Recognized as pioneers of the heavy metal movement, “Black Sabbath” is ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time.
Since “Black Sabbath” pioneered heavy metal music and CSI pioneered the modern day forensic police drama, it seems somehow fitting that the two combine their efforts tonight in the 13th season finale of “CSI” tonight at 10 p.m. on CBS.
They had me at Ozzy Osbourne, but who knows? We may even get to see the “Prince of Darkness” bite off the head of another bat. Either way, it should be an episode worth watching.
All times are EDT:
ABC: The Middle: (New) While dressed in a lab coat for her dental assisting job, Frankie is mistaken for a doctor and receives special treatment; Axl talks Sue into ditching school for the day; Mike and Axl’s fishing trip goes awry.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls: (Repeat) There’s no sugarcoating it, an overwhelmed Max and Caroline need help meeting a monster cupcake order, so the diner staff pulls an all-nighter to get the job done.
FOX: American Idol: (New) The top two finalists perform LIVE.
NBC: Dateline NBC: (New) The May 2011 murder of a Michigan mother found in her garage is investigated. Dennis Murphy reports.
CW: Arrow: (New) Oliver and Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades. However, they run into a roadblock after Detective Lance picks up Felicity for questioning. Tommy and Oliver’s already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel.
ABC: Family Tools: (New) When Jack lands a job in an affluent neighborhood, Tony can’t stop interfering; Terry helps Tony get ready for his physical.
CBS: 2 Broke Girls: (Repeat) Max and Caroline meet rapper 2 Chainz when they fly on a private jet with him to a music awards show in Los Angeles.
ABC: Modern Family: (New) Phil gets a new RV for a fun family road trip; Jay and Gloria search for Manny’s backpack; Lily’s gymnastics meet brings out Cam and Mitch’s competitive spirit.
CBS: Criminal Minds: (New) The BAU goes to Detroit to track an UnSub with a rapidly changing MO. Also, Blake’s husband returns from overseas with a life-changing career proposition for her.
NBC: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: (New) The SVU detectives spring into action when a young mother is assaulted at a music festival.
FOX: So You Think You Can Dance: (New) The search for America’s favorite dancer continues.
CW: Supernatural: (New) With Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) poised to undo all the good they’ve ever done as hunters, Sam and Dean find themselves cornered. But with Kevin’s (guest star Osric Chau) help, the Winchester brothers bound into one last play against The Demon King.
ABC: How to Live With Your Parents: (New) When Polly’s attempt at a second job fails, she decides to go back to school; Julian is inspired to follow his dream of opening a zombie survivor fantasy camp.
ABC: Nashville: (New) Lamar turns out to be an unexpected ally for Rayna; Jolene tries to help when she sees Juliette struggling; Will and Avery each get a shot to shine with bigger stars.
CBS: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: (New) As Russell and his team investigate a series of murders; one of their own confronts peril on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to the killer.
NBC: Chicago Fire: (New) Casey teams up with Voight and the Chicago Police to find Hallie’s killer, while Shay and Severide finally take the plunge.
PBS: Secrets of the Dead: (New) The discovery of a tomb of 49,000-year-old Neanderthal bones in a remote region of northern Spain leads to an attempt to learn why this particular Neanderthal group died and, in addition, if their deaths can help explain the extinction of Neanderthals.
New episodes of:
Breaking Amish: Brave New World at 8 p.m. on TLC
Mythbusters at 9 p.m. on DSC
Only In America With Larry the Cable Guy at 9 p.m. on History Channel
Haunted Collector at 9 p.m. on Syfy
Hoarding: Buried Alive at 9 p.m. on TLC
Toy Hunter at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel
Motives & Murders at 9 p.m. on ID
Locked Up Abroad at 10 p.m. on NGC
Million Dollar Listing at 10 p.m. on BRAVO
The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius at 10 p.m. on DSC
Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe at 10 p.m. on History Channel
House Hunters at 10 p.m. on HGTV
The Real World: Portland at 10 p.m. on MTV
Deep South Paranormal at 10 p.m. on Syfy
Psych at 10p.m. on USA
I Was Murdered at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on ID
House Hunters International at 10:30 p.m. on HGTV
For movie lovers:
The Breakfast Club on AMC
Hook on BBC
Paradise, Hawaiian Style on ENC
Saw on FLIX
Extract on FMC
The Fighter on FX
Manhunt on HBO
O Brother, Where Art Thou? On IFC
Scream 4 on SHO
Swimming With Sharks on SUND
Forbidden Planet on TCM
Your Sister’s Sister on TMC
Glory Road on BET
Fast Five on MOMAX
That’s My Boy on STARZ
Bridesmaids at 9:30 p.m. on HBO
Lost in Translation at 9:30 p.m. on TMC
Elf at 9:35 p.m. on ENC
Eye See You at 9:45 p.m. on FLIX
The Apparition at 10 p.m. on FLIX
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome at 10 p.m. on REELZ
Spellbound at 10 p.m. on TCM
Sixteen Candles at 10:16 p.m. on AMC
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