Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Crime Tween Investigation
Is there anything pop sensation Justin Bieber, 16, can't do? Well, besides legally drink and buy cigarettes and lotto tickets. Apparently not, because the kid who makes tween hearts go aflutter is making his real-deal acting debut on the season premiere of CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Bieber, who has previously appeared as himself on Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP and on Saturday Night Live, where he famously portrayed the object of Tina Fey's obsession, will play Jason McCann, "a troubled teen who is faced with a terrible decision regarding his only brother--a decision that leads him into an explosive confrontation with the CSIs. It is the beginning of an explosive story that will conclude later in the season," according to the CBS press release.
An even better excerpt from the press release:
"Every 20 years, a phenomenon like Justin Bieber graces our world. We'd like to believe that the phenomenon of CSI has had the same impact on popular culture. The opportunity to bring them together in the premiere is a great treat for our audience and all of its new viewers. This will be true event television," Executive Producers Carol Mendelsohn, Don McGill and Anthony Zuiker said in joint statement.
Are tweens even allowed to watch CSI? And since when do Justin Bieber and CSI go together like peanut butter and jelly? Also, do we have Kevin Federline to blame for all of this, since he seemingly paved the way for pop stars appearing on CSI? Can we even call K-Fed a pop star? All I know is that the answers to those questions don't even matter, because anything Bieber touches turns to gold (or platinum, I should say). Unless it's a fan he's touching, in which case it turns into a shrieking hot mess. Happy watching, tweens (if your parents will let you)!
Justin Bieber on 'CSI': DNA samples and Coke
We've seen the pictures of him goofing around on set, and now we have evidence of Justin Bieber actually in character on the "CSI" season premiere.
As previously announced, Bieber is playing a "troubled teen" on the CBS show's season premiere. His character "is faced with a terrible decision regarding his only brother, a decision that leads him into an explosive confrontation with the CSIs." The "explosive" part, apparently, is not in the photos the network has released, unless getting your cheek swabbed for DNA (as pictured above) or having Nick Stokes (George Eads) open a can of soda for you (as seen below) can be considered explosive.
We suppose if you shook the Coke can a whole bunch that it might blow up, but that's probably not what the network means.
(Side note: Anyone else picturing an obsessed Belieber breaking into the "CSI" set to procure the tool Eads used to swab Bieber's cheek in the first photo? We can see it fetching a good price on eBay.)
"CSI" begins its 11th season on Sept. 23, at which time you'll get to see Bieber put on his angry face, as pictured in the last photo below.
Justin Bieber CSI Set Pics
He can sing, he can dance, he can smolder, but can he act? The executive producer of CSI: Las Vegas, Carol Mendelsohn, calls Justin Beiber’s multi-episode story arc in the show, “explosive”. We broke the news of his casting in the series in July and featured photos he twittered. MTV.news now reports on the young star’s work ethic. Here are new photographs from the set.
“He’s a troubled young man, raised in the foster-care system, whose hard-luck life has left him scarred and angry,” says Mendelsohn of Beiber’s character, Jason McCann. “When we first meet Jason, we meet him at a community center where he’s giving a testimonial in honor of a man who takes Jason and his older brother in when they had no one else, and that man is now in jail and Jason’s brother is out for revenge and looking for payback.” She further revealed that September we’d see the first Bieber episode, and that he’d return again in February. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to view Bieber’s arc and discern whether he is a good guy in a tough spot or if there’s something sinister behind his charming good looks. Until then, you can watch Bieber’s “Love Me” video, which he dedicated to his fans.
Justin Bieber New Photo on CSI “Targets of Obsessions” Season 11
Check out a photo of Justin Bieber from CSI Season 11 Episode 15 titled “Targets of Obsessions” which airs on Thursday February 17 at 9pm on CBS. You can read all our CSI coverage here.
Episode Synopsis:: CSI Season 11 Episode 15 titled “Targets of Obsessions” – Langston testifies against the notorious “Dick & Jane” killer, Nate Haskell. Meanwhile, Nick ( right George Eads) receives a call from troubled teen Jason McCann to warn him of impending danger, on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Thursday, Feb. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Justin Bieber returns as Jason McCann, the brother of Alex McCann who Nick shot in the season premiere.
Show Summary CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Catherine Willows, a hard-working single parent with a checkered past and a teenage daughter she’s raising on her own, heads the team of investigators at the Crime Lab in Las Vegas, following previous leader Gil Grissom’s departure. The team’s other members include Dr. Raymond Langston, a former pathologist who joined the Las Vegas Crime Lab after consulting on a serial killer case; Nick Stokes, a true-blue stand-up guy who empathizes with victims via his own experiences; and Greg Sanders, the off-beat tech analyst turned field investigator. The CSI team members also work closely with Capt. Jim Brass, the former chief, now assigned to Homicide; Dr. Albert Robbins, the ever-professional medical examiner and his assistant, David Phillips; and David Hodges, a lab technician with specialties in trace and foreign-substance analysis.