Los Angeles (eTruePolitics) – CSI is back. White House version. And the producers have current president Donald Trump to thank for it.
As the country flounders toward a constitutional crisis, CBS has committed to CSI: White House, the latest spinoff series of the iconic CSI franchise, eTruePolitics has learned.
“Trump shutting down the government didn’t hurt our pitch,” said a producer who requested anonymity because he feared for his life. “We’ve been working on episode ideas based on this Gang-That-Can’t-Shoot-Straight for months.
“CSI: White House has the feeling of a new franchise,” added the executive who shared that CBS had only committed to six episodes.
“CBS is being cautious,” the producer explained. “They think Trump could self-destruct any moment. Understood, I wouldn’t bet against it. But, I believe we’ve only scratched the surface of the Trumpian crime story potential. Rich, dumb criminals are a producer’s dream come true. With this Trump thug/mob, we’ll never run out of stories. Or crime scenes.”
Sources close to CSI: White House say the pilot episode was shot on location at Paul Manafort’s former Bridgehampton estate.
“We rented it from Paulie,” said one source. “Got it for a song.”
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