Justin Bieber is looking to dive into an acting career with his appearance on the season premiere of the CBS crime drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Justin Bieber guest starring on CSI is expected to bring in a younger age group of viewers to the show this week. CSI producers were so excited about his appearance that they have decided to give him a multi-episode storyline. Bieber will guest star on Thursday night’s season premiere titled “Shock Waves” and he’ll return for the 15th episode of the season, which will air in February 2011. CBS hopes this tactic will ensure that CSI’s new teen fanbase will tune in for the entire season and not just for the premiere episode.
Creator Don McGill, writer Carol Mendelsohn and producer Anthony Zuiker said in a statement,
“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.”
Justin will be playing the role of Jason McCann, a “troubled teen who is faced with a terrible decision regarding his only brother.” You can view a preview video of the show here. The season premiere of CSI called “Shock Waves” will air on Thursday, September 23, 2010. You can catch Justin Bieber’s CSI episode at 9:00 PM on CBS.