CSI: Fishburne out, Ted Danson in

2011-07-13 13:44

New York - It's a long way from running a bar on the TV comedy Cheers, but this fall Ted Danson will join the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI: Las Vegas to SA fans), CBS announced on Tuesday.

Danson will play the new supervisor for the Las Vegas CSI team. It's the position originally held by William Petersen and then filled by Laurence Fishburne, who had been on the show since its 2008-09 season.

Besides his CSI duties, Danson will remain a series regular on the HBO comedy series, Bored to Death, CBS said.

The 63-year-old Danson first found TV stardom nearly 30 years ago playing Boston bar owner Sam Malone on Cheers, a comedy hit on NBC that ran for 11 seasons.

CSI will begin its 12th season with Danson on September 21.


  • phuizen - 2011-07-13 14:12

    aaa booo

  • jake somber - 2011-07-13 15:56

    The Grissom spot is turning into what the part for Batman became in the 1st series of movies.

  • Ichabod - 2011-07-13 17:05

    Ted Danson - possibly the most wooden and boring actor on the planet. Damn, I used to love CSI.

  • Betterworld - 2011-07-13 17:22

    Actually it was Catherine Willows played by Marg Helgenberger who is took over Grissoms spot as supervisor of the CSI team. Fishburne was never Grissoms replacement.

      Shistirrer - 2011-07-13 17:26

      Who cares? As long as Marg stays - yummy for her age!

  • Lynn - 2011-07-13 17:38

    OMW. Are they getting desperate????

  • Mom & Moody - 2011-07-13 17:47

    Grissom come back!!!

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