This is a fun trivia list to the famous (mostly) real life organizations/services that are featured in tv shows. It includes CIA, FBI, CTU and more, along with the television show the organization is featured in.
We knew some of these, and we found about these later watching Hollywood movies and TV shows. Here’s a list of abbreviations we get to hear a lot in the TV shows.
CSI New York stars Gary Sinise. CSI (Las Vegas)
CSI Miami stars David Caruso
NCIS starring Mark Harmon
NCIS Los Angeles starring Chris O’ Donnell
Alias – Jennifer Garner plays a double agent with her loyalty lying with the CIA. Her CIA handler/love interest is played by Michael Vartan. Garner and Vartan dated a while in real life.
V stars Elizabeth Mitchell who has to deal with aliens.
We hear this one often. But ABC’s popular show Castle made a fun use of it in one of its earliest episodes. He tags along to the crime scenes with the police. Detective Beckett introduces herself as NYPD. Castle says: Rick Castle. Just NY.
Yep, the formula is to combine the state abbreviation with the special department
OK, unless you are from California or watching the TV show The Mentalist starring Simon Baker, there is a chance you haven’t heard of that one. When one of the guys under arrest asks what the hell CBI is, one of the characters- Cho – says: It is like the FBI, only more conveniently located. Cheers to that.
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