How to watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 online — stream crime drama from anywhere

Max Roby (Paula Newsome) points a flashlight off camera as the rest of the team look on with concern in CSI: Vegas
(Image credit: CBS)

Debuting almost twenty-five years ago, the "CSI" franchise, despite a few hiatus’, is still going strong, with "CSI: Vegas", the sequel of sorts to the crime drama’s original incarnation, set to debut its new season. Bumped from its traditional Thursday night time slot, season 3 goes out on Sundays.

"CSI: Vegas" season 3 airs for FREE on TVNZ+ in New Zealand, on CBS and Paramount Plus in the U.S. and on Global TV in Canada — and viewers abroad can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

'CSI: Vegas' season 3 release date and time

► Date and time: "CSI: Vegas" season 3 premiered at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, February 18.
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While we won't spoil the details of "CSI: Vegas” season 3 for now, the first few episodes dealt with the fallout of the season 2 finale which saw Josh Folsom (Matt Lauria) being charged with murder after the body of a suspect he was investigating was found in a dumpster. 

The usual cast are back this season, including veteran Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows and Paula Newsome as Maxine Roby, alongside Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rajan, Ariana Guerra as Detective Chavez, Jay Lee as Chris Park and Lex Medlin as Beau Finado. If previous seasons are anything to go by, we wouldn’t rule out the return of some legacy cast members either. 

Despite being a delayed and shortened season (due to the Hollywood strikes), the latest instalment in the long-running procedural is proving to be as gripping as ever, so read on to find out where to watch "CSI: Vegas" season 3 online and from anywhere in the world.

Watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 for FREE

How to watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 in New Zealand for FREE

"CSI: Vegas" season 3 episodes stream for FREE in New Zealand on the TVNZ+ website and app, arriving the same day as the U.S., on Sundays

New Zealanders who find themselves abroad don't need to miss out, however – they can use a VPN to stream episodes just as they would back home. 

Where to watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 in the U.S.

How to watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 in the U.S.

In the U.S., "CSI: Vegas" season 3 premiered on CBS on Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and now airs in the same slot weekly. 

CBS is a local broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch CBS on a live TV service, like Fubo, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.

Of these options, we recommend Fubo, one of the best streaming services on the market.

You can also watch your local CBS station's live feed with Paramount Plus with Showtime ($11.99/month). 

The cheaper $5.99/month Essentials plan lets you stream episodes the following day.

Fuboa 7-day free trial

Fubo is one of the best live TV services with CBS. The streamer all of the local broadcast networks and most of the top cable channels. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. And it's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay upfront.

Paramount Plus with Showtime

Paramount Plus with Showtime has your local CBS station's live feed. Its deep library includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Frasier, 1923 and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The Showtime plan also comes with that network's shows, like Billions and Yellowjackets.

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How to watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 online from anywhere with a VPN

Currently off traveling in a country where TVNZ+ isn’t available? With the right VPN (Virtual private network), you can continue to access your usual platforms and watch your favorite shows online no matter where in the world you are.

We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more down to a minimum of $6.67).


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a New Zealand service, you'd select New Zealand from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the show. Head to TVNZ+ and stream all-new episodes of "CSI: Vegas" S3 online.

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How to watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 in Canada

In Canada, the third season of "CSI: Vegas" airs on Global TV at 10 p.m. ET/PT every Sunday.

The network also has an online streaming platform, which lets you watch some shows the day after they air, with no need to log in for the first seven days.

You can also stream "CSI: Vegas" via the STACKTV add-on with Prime Video, which grants access to programming from Global Television, the Disney Channel, National Geographic, Showcase, W Network, and Adult Swim.

A Prime membership costs CA$9.99 each month, and a Stack TV subscription costs CA$12.99 on top, but both offer free trials to new users.

Not in Canada at the moment? Signing up to ExpressVPN will help you access your preferred streaming service when you're overseas.

Can I watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 in Australia?

"CSI: Vegas" season 3 will stream on Paramount Plus in Australia, though the exact start date is yet to be confirmed. 

A subscription to the streamer costs AU$9.99 a month after the one-week free trial.

Remember: if you're based in Australia but aren't there at the moment, you could still connect to Paramount Plus and stream "CSI: Vegas" season 3. All you need is a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Can I watch 'CSI: Vegas' season 3 in the UK?

Currently there's no release date for "CSI: Vegas" season 3 in the U.K., however when it does arrive, we'd expect it to air on Sky Atlantic which you can also access via the NOW streaming service with an Entertainment Membership for just £9.99.

For now, anybody currently abroad in the U.K. from the U.S., Canada or Australia can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service. We recommend ExpressVPN thanks to its speed, reliability and trusted security features. 

Episode guide and broadcast schedule

'CSI: Vegas' season 3 episode guide

While season 2 bumped season 1's 10 episode count up to 21, the Hollywood strikes mean that this season will be more in line with the first, with 10 episodes expected. 

  • Episode 1: "The Reaper" — Sunday, February 18
  • Episode 2: "Scar Tissue" — Sunday, February 25
  • Episode 3: "Rat Packed" — Sunday, March 3
  • Episode 4: "Health and Wellness" — Sunday, March 10
  • Episode 5: "It Was Automation" — Sunday, March 17
  • Episode 6: TBC — Sunday, March 24
  • Episode 7: TBC — Sunday, March 31
  • Episode 8: TBC — Sunday, April 7
  • Episode 9: TBC — Sunday, April 14
  • Episode 10: TBC — Sunday, April 21

All you need to know about 'CSI: Vegas' season 3

Who is in the cast of 'CSI: Vegas' season 3?

  • Paula Newsome as Maxine "Max" Roby
  • Matt Lauria as Joshua "Josh" Folsom
  • Mandeep Dhillon as Ahalya "Allie" Rajan
  • Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows 
  • Ariana Guerra as Detective Serena Chavez
  • Jay Lee as Chris Park
  • Lex Medlin as Beau Finado
  • Sarah Gilman as Penelope "Penny" Gill
  • Sean James as Will Carson
  • Kat Foster as Nora Cross
  • Robert Curtis Brown as Undersheriff Cade Wyatt
  • Luke Tennie as Bryan Roby
  • Judy Kain as Dr. Heather Chumani
  • Reggie Lee as Undersheriff Zhao 

What can we expect from 'CSI: Vegas' season 3?

The official synopsis reads: "With their respected colleague Josh Folsom under arrest for the death of Kahn Schefter – the man responsible for killing Folsom's mother – the CSI team combs through every crumb of forensic evidence to determine his innocence or guilt."

Are there other 'CSI' shows?

There have been four other installments in the long-running CSI franchise, starting with the original Vegas iteration, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000-2015) and followed by "CSI: Miami" (2002-2012), "CSI: NY" (2004-2013) and "CSI: Cyber" (2015-2016). For the most part, episodes can be streamed on Paramount Plus globally. 

Tom Wardley

Tom is a freelance writer, predominantly focusing on film and TV. A graduate of Film Studies at University of South Wales, if he's not diving in to the Collector's Edition Blu Ray of an obscure 80s horror, you'll find him getting lost with his dog or mucking about in the water with his board.