TV Junkie: Interview with 'CSI' Creator Anthony Zuiker - Tonight Features a Book-TV-Book Crossover
While the world might be in a tizzy about the broadcast of the Chilean miners' rescue, didn't we do that already with Baby Jessica back in the '80s? We also read online that the O'Donnell/Coons debate in Delaware was a disappointment because no actual witchcraft manifested itself - the last time that happened was when George Bush II wore an infernal device during the 2004 presidential debates. So we've been there, done that as well.Tonight on CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8:55pm) there will be a first, there might even be firsts (plural). "CSI" franchise creator Anthony Zuiker published his novel, Level 26: Dark Origins last year and called it a "diginovel" because of online content and clues available at Level26.com that were integrated with the book's chapters. Today the second Level 26 novel, Dark Prophecy, hits bookstores and it features even more rich content and an iPad application that will allow fans to collect clues and explore the world of protagonist Steve Dark and the serial killers he pursues. Not just-coincidentally, in tonight's "CSI", one of the killers from Dark Origins, the creepy, latex-bodysuit-clad Sqweegel, is pursued by the CSI team with an ending that carries over to Dark Prophecy. Zuiker has truly created characters and stories that cross from books to TV to the internet and back again - what's next? Movies?! Something along that line might already be in the works from this prolific creator.