CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has found a replacement for departing leading man Laurence Fishburne (Dr Ray Langston). TV Line reports that Ted Danson will star in CSI’s twelfth season as the new grave shift supervisor, who moves to Las Vegas from Portland, Oregon. “From the moment we all started talking about the role, it was clear [Ted] couldn’t be more perfect,” executive producer Don McGill said. “Intelligence, wit, warmth, depth of character and emotion, he brings it all. And now he’ll have to bring latex gloves, too.”
Executive producer Carol Mendelsohn created a more lighthearted character than Langston to replace him on the series. “You can create a new character on the page, but until the perfect actor comes along and breathes life into it, it’s just words,” she explained. “We’re very excited Ted Danson came along.”
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