Seeing Lawrence Fishburne leave CSI will be sad, though perhaps not as sad as it was watching William Peterson walk away from his role as Gil Grissom. But fans can rest easy knowing another veteran actor is going to be joining the cast to take their place.
It has been announced that 63-year-old Emmy award winning actor Ted Danson is going to be the next hard ass leading the CSI team in the original version of the franchise.
“You can create a new character on the page, but until the perfect actor comes along and breathes life into it, it’s just words. We’re very excited Ted Danson came along,” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said.
Danson will always best known for his flirty, smart mouthed character on Cheers, and for his more recent stint as the baddy on Damages. It will be interesting to see him take this new role, especially when so many characters have come and gone.