Following the success of the Veronica Mars kickstarter, the TV network is looking at using the crowdfunding website to finally get that 14th CSI spinoff off the ground.
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Fans of the police procedural franchise CSI have long suffered from a lack of spinoff shows to watch. Despite the show's cult popularity, even taking into account reruns and syndication, there are only something like 27 hours of CSI programming on television each week. Thanks to new crowdfunding technology like Kickstarter, however, fans no longer have to put up with the entertainment industry's refusal to satisfy their needs.
Yesterday, Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas started a Kickstarter project to fund a movie based on the canceled television show Veronica Mars, and within ten hours, the project was already funded. We're not talking about a small time project here. The movie has almost 45,000 backers as of this writing, and over 2.5 million dollars in funds pledged. Actress Kristen Bell has agreed to do the movie if funded, provided she has time in her schedule of shooting sex scenes for her Showtime softcore porno, Hou$e of Lie$.
"It's just like the ocean, under the moon," said Thomas of the project. "Well, that's the same as the emotion that I get from you. You've got the kind of lovin' that can be so smooth. Yeah."
"Gimme your heart. Make it real," he concluded. "Or else forget about it."
"Why should we pay for the production of our TV shows when we could get the viewers to pay for it?" asked girlie-named Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS, whose pupils are shaped like dollar signs. "CSI is way more popular than Veronica Mars. Getting customers to pay for something we could and would have paid for anyway is what Kickstarter is all about, IMO."
"I expect we will make something like a billion skillion dollars off of this," he added, after typing on his calculator for a few minutes.
The new CSI spinoff will be set in Akron, Ohio, and will feature police investigators using advanced technology and forensics techniques to solve the types of crimes that most often occur there, such as drunk driving, domestic violence, and inappropriate relations with farm animals. The project is set to debut next week with a 200 million dollar funding goal.