Grissom’s Replacement on ‘CSI’

Just found this on CNN:

Fishburne joining ‘CSI’

updated 12:49 p.m. EDT, Mon August 18, 2008

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” has solved the mystery of who will replace departing CBS series star William Petersen: It’s Laurence Fishburne.


Laurence Fishburne will join the “CSI” cast as a lecturer and former pathologist with a secret.

Fishburne, an Emmy and Tony winner, will be introduced in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season, the network told The Associated Press on Monday. He’ll play a forensics scientist with a secret.

“I am elated and delighted to be joining the cast of ‘CSI,’ ” Fishburne said in a statement, adding that he looked forward to a “wonderful collaboration” with those involved in the series.

Fishburne plays a college lecturer and former pathologist who is focused on why people commit acts of violence.

The air date for Petersen’s final episode has yet to be determined but will be early next year. Petersen has been with the series since it debuted in fall 2000 and will remain a “CSI” executive producer, the network said.

Fishburne’s character has a deep connection to his work: His genetic profile has been identified in serial killers, CBS programming chief Nina Tassler said before Fishburne’s casting was announced but as rumors swirled.

“This gentleman knows this about himself and is … in this journey to discover who his true character will ultimately become,” Tassler said last month — but he’s keeping the crucial information to himself.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.

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I like Laurence Fishburne, I’m just not sure how I’m going to like him in Grissom’s role. I admit that I liked Grissom’s character and how it was played.. It will be hard to adjust I think.


~ by swfreedomlover on August 18, 2008.

One Response to “Grissom’s Replacement on ‘CSI’”

  1. without Grissom it just wont be the same.

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