When veteran TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer went looking for a new angle for his smoking hot CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise he had no idea it would be this good.
After meeting with the members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to discuss using some of their music in a future episode, Bruckheimer was surprised when he learned that the Grammy Award winning artists were not only huge CSI fans, but were also all licensed private detectives.
Bruckheimer's creative juices started to boil over. He had an idea.
"It was one of those magic moments," recalled Bruckheimer. "As a producer whenever I have an idea that I know is going to be a hit... I get an erection. And after pitching the idea of the guys playing themselves in a new CSI show I was hard - like, 'Top Gun' hard. It was on."
The rest is history. CSI CSNY has filmed their first season and is already receiving critical praise. CBS Television has recently placed an order for a second season.
"This in not some dumbass remake of 'Cop Rock'," warns Bruckheimer. "These are Rocking Cops - there's a big a difference."