Have we found a replacement for Dr. Tara Price?
Emmy-winning actor Christian Clemenson is joining the cast of CSI: Miami
, although only in a recurring role. He is set to appear in at least two episodes as a yet-unnamed medical examiner.
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Clemenson is no stranger to the CSI
franchise, having done a guest role on CSI back in 2005. Once part of the cast of the early-'90s series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
, and also a recurring character on Veronica Mars
, he is perhaps best known as Jerry Espenson, a brilliant lawyer with Asperger syndrome, on Boston Legal
: the role earned him an Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2006.
While the deal is only for two episodes, I'm a bit excited at how this move would turn out. Not exactly because of his Emmy win--that already proves itself--but because CSI: Miami
's taking a new page on the medical examiner character. Of course, Khandi Alexander made that slot her own, and when Megalyn Echikunwoke came in last season, people didn't exactly warm to her. I'm guessing it's because Tara Price is a more staid version of Alexx Woods, and the physical similarities didn't help, either. It's pretty much new expectations for Clemenson.
Thoughts? Would he carve a niche for himself or will he fall into the shadow? Two episodes ain't enough, but I'm guessing we'll see more of him when the season gets underway.
- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of WENN)