Quick Turnaround for Ex-'CSI' Showrunner, Who Jumps to Sony THR
Just two days after news broke of her departure as longtime co-showrunner on the CBS crime drama "CSI," veteran producer Carol Mendelsohn has signed a new long-term overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
The three-year deal will see Mendelsohn and her company, Mendelsohn Productions, create and develop new projects for the studio across multiple platforms. “The deal is said to be a significant one,” the report notes, although financial details weren’t disclosed.
Mendelsohn announced this week that she was stepping down as co-showrunner on “CSI” after being with the show from its beginnings 14 years ago. She will remain an executive producer on the series and on its upcoming spinoff “CSI: Cyber,” the story notes.
Don McGill, who has worked alongside Mendelsohn for the past four years on "CSI," will become sole showrunner on the series.
Mendelsohn's move to Sony comes after a long run with CBS Television Studios. "A prolific producer, Mendelsohn developed several projects for both broadcast and cable during her run with CBSTVS, including CBS's reality series 'Dogs in the City,'" THR notes. "Most recently, CBS picked up 'CSI: Cyber.' Her credits include spinoffs 'CSI: NY,' 'CSI: Miami,' 'The Defenders,' 'Providence' and the original 'Melrose Place,' among others."