'CSI' Casts Fox's Replacement--Or Not

By Rachel
May 3, 2008 - 8:33 PM

There's going to be a new girl in town--but not this one.

Ausiello reported that Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff was a shoe-in for the role of Bryce Adams on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation--executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar are both fans of the actress. However, when Sackhoff read for the part in front of executives from CBS and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions, the big wigs were unconvinced.

The executives' opinion won out in the end, and the role of Bryce Adams still needs to be cast. Bryce is a new series regular that will appear in the premiere for CSI's ninth season. The character is a tough addition to the graveyard shift, filling a spot vacated by Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) after her exit from the show earlier this season.

Bryce's father was a shrink who liked to psychoanalyze his daughter, and her mother was a mid-century German Philosophy teacher. They weren't physically abusive toward her, but their use of words always made her feel inadequate, and she acknowledges that she is a screwed-up individual after the way she was raised. Bryce has a way with words, but she isn't afraid to get physical--or use her gun.

The news about Sackhoff is from the Ausiello Report. Please keep in mind that the description for Bryce Adams has not been confirmed by CBS, Alliance Atlantis or Bruckheimer Films, and details are liable to change.

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