Less than a day after CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s renewal announcement, CSI Files has learned exclusively that the show’s new leading lady Elisabeth Shue will return.
Shue first joined the series in this season’s fourteenth episode “Seeing Red” as Julie “Finn” Finlay, a blood spatter expert who previously worked with DB Russell (Ted Danson) in Seattle. After receiving a permanent job from Russell, the character joined the CSI team in the following episode to help fill the void left by Marg Helgenberger‘s Catherine Willows. “I will be back next season,” Shue tells CSI Files. “I’m very excited.”
It is unknown at this time how many installments Season Thirteen will feature. The show wraps production on the current season early next month and will resume production in July for the 2012-2013 season.