CBS Orders 'CSI' Spinoff From Creator Anthony Zuiker

Mary and AnthonyThe back-door pilot is inspired by Mary Aiken and her work as a cyber-psychologist and will be written by "CSI" creators Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue.

The network is teaming with series creator Anthony E. Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue for a spinoff of the long-running procedural, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Zuiker, Mendelsohn and Donahue will pen the script for the back-door pilot. The spinoff, which will air as a spring episode in the procedural's current 14th season, is inspired by Mary Aiken's work as a cyber-psychologist. Mendelsohn, Zuiker and Donahue -- who was a showrunner on CSI: Miami -- will executive produce the CBS Television Studios entry alongside Bruckheimer Television's Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. Aiken will receive a producer credit.

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