Aug 18, 2008
CBS has officially announced that Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast of CSI this season. He was one of only a handful of names being mentioned as the eventual successor to Gil Grissom (played by William Peterson).
Fish is a pretty big name to join the case and I'm betting CBS is excited to see someone of his stature join the show... think of the ratings bump and ad revenue.
Fishburne will play a former pathologist who is now working as an ... Read More
Jul 18, 2008
Fans of the USA Network series The 4400 are no strangers to Megalyn Echikunwoke. She played a pivotal role on the science fiction drama. But with The 4400 canceled, Megalyn has been able to find a new job as a coroner on the CBS hit drama CSI Miami. She'll be replacing Khandi Alexander, who played Miami-Dade medical examiner Dr. Alexx Woods since the start of the series.
The new season of CSI Miami begins September 22nd on CBS. Read More
Jul 15, 2008
This shouldn't exactly come as a shock to any long-time CSI fan. William Peterson, who plays the ever popular supervisor Gil Grissom, has been looking for a way out for a few years now. He had a short stint in a play which allowed him to leave the show for a brief period of time.
Anytime an actor plays a single character for this long (eight seasons thus far), the odds of him/her wanting a change is only natural. Most ... Read More
Jul 4, 2008
When the original CSI debuted on CBS, I knew right away I had found a terrific show. Great plot from episode to episode, good characters, and even the cast seemed to have a lot of chemistry. So it didn't surprise me when CBS announced they were doing a spin-off series, and eventually another one. All of this spin-off mania makes me point to Law & Order.
L&O's popularity has sunk like a stone over the past decade. Law & ... Read More
Jun 27, 2008
It's been a rocky year for Gary Dourdan, who lost his job on the CBS series CSI after being arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy. He has been fortunate to avoid jail time thus far, but there has been speculation about him getting into rehab. Dourdan has said this isn't true, however. He recently had the opportunity to be part of the upcoming animated Batman movie, Batman: Gotham Knight, which will be released on DVD very soon to ... Read More
May 22, 2008
Thanks to TVGuide reporter Michael Ausiello, we have learned that CSI alum Jorja Fox will be returning to the hit series next season for a single episode appearance. She and the studios have reportedly inked a deal which would bring the actress back for the premiere of season nine.
What role she will have is still not known for sure, but it is widely speculated that Jorja Fox's character Sara Sidle will come back to Las Vegas to mourn the shooting and ... Read More
May 3, 2008
There was some possibility of Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff would be joining the cast of CSI next season, but her reading session reportedly didn't go quite as well as producers had hoped. She was going to be playing Bryce Adams, which is the replacement for Jorja Fox's Sara Sidle character.
In a related story, Gary Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown, may be back next year after all. He likely won't be back in a full-role [every episode], but it'll be ... Read More
Apr 30, 2008
It was recently announced that actor Gary Dourdan would not be returning for the next season of CSI, one of my favorite shows. The reason(s) for the departure haven't been clear, so we'll have to speculate as to what's going on behind-the-scenes. Unfortunately, Dourdan was arrested on Tuesday for possession of drugs [heroin and cocaine].
I don't know if he has a big drug problem and is why he's being let go from the show or what, but I'm a little ... Read More
Apr 15, 2008
Oh, I so saw this one coming. There's just something about the original CSI series that's been bugging me. The cases are still good, but the characters have gone nowhere. Nick changed a little when he was buried alive, but those changes aren't really visible anymore. Warrick married right after that, but his relationship with her was never really explored and the writers just gave up and divorced him.
The lack of character development on CSI is something that's ... Read More
Nov 4, 2007
CBS's promo for "A La Cart" made me thing this episode would primarily focus on the outing of Sara and Grissom's relationship. In fact, that story received very little attention in the show. Sara's return to work was accompanied by a very somber piece of background music. As she walked through the hallways, other CSIs stopped what they were doing to admire Sara. The reason she was back to work was to meet with Conrad Ecklie, who is ... Read More