Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Jorja Fox is having a hard time staying away from the hit series. Despite “leaving” the show over a year ago, she made several appearances last season. Now Fox is scheduled to appear in five episodes of the upcoming season, including the September 24 premiere. Although we are expected to learn “where life has taken Sara Sidle and what brings her back to the CSI team in Las Vegas,” it’s unclear whether William Petersen will be included in that reveal.
The bleeding just won’t stop at CSI.
In the past year, CBS has seen two actors (Gary Dourdan and Jorja Fox) leave its highest-rated show. Now the network will have to work around another major departure.
Although William Petersen signed a new contract earlier this year, it turns out that deal actually came with an exit plan. Entertainment Weekly reports Gil Grissom will only be with the team for part of the program’s 9th season. Petersen, though, won’t be going very far.
According to executive producer Carol Mendelsohn, “Billy is leaving. But he will remain throughout the run of the series an executive producer. And he will, whenever CBS asks, come back. I don’t think you’ve seen the last of Gil Grissom.”
As for how Grissom will leave is, of course, a secret. We do know though that Jorja Fox - who will briefly return to the series - will somehow play a part.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation returns on October 9.
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UPDATE: You can read about Dourdan’s recent drug-related arrest here.
Fans of CSI will probably have some mixed feelings about their casting lineup this fall.
The good news? Just a few weeks ago, lead player William Petersen extended his contract with the CBS show. His current deal had him on the network until next month; his new terms will have him with program through the end of the 2008-09 season.
The bad news? TV Guide is reporting that another cast member has opted against renewing his gig beyond his May expiration date. Gary Dourdan, who has starred as Warrick Brown since 2000, has informed his bosses that he will be leaving the successful franchise. This news comes one year after Jorja Fox chose to walk away as well. (Though her last air date was technically in November.)
Although it’s unclear when or how Dourdan will depart CSI, make sure you have your Tivos prepared for the season finale on May 15.
Read More | TV Guide
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Fans of CSI—we have some big casting scoop for you. Assuming you even want to read the spoiler ahead, make sure you catch up on Thursday night’s premiere first!
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