CBS' venerable crime drama CSI
has found a replacement for the exiting Marg Helgenberger: Oscar-nominated actress Elisabeth Shue.
Shue is joining the CBS drama as a series regular from February next year. Her yet-unnamed character isn't exactly a newbie to investigating crime scenes: in fact, she shares a past with the new LVPD crime lab boss, D.B. Russell (Ted Danson).
"The first time things didn't go so well between the two of them," executive producer Don McGill said. "Maybe the second time's the charm, or not." She specifically joins the Las Vegas crime lab fresh off an anger management course, after rumors swirled that Russell fired her back during their time in Seattle. (Must be noted, Russell moved to LV from Portland police.)
Shue's character is also described as having struggles with "brutal honesty issues" and one who "suffers no fools".
Shue earned an Oscar nomination for her work in the 1995 movie Leaving Las Vegas
, and also appeared in Hollow Man
and The Karate Kid
. Television appearances include the short-lived 1980s ABC series Call to Glory
, and more recently, a guest stint in Curb Your Enthusiasm
. She was also, according to Entertainment Weekly
, recently being eyed for major roles in CBS' The Good Wife
and ABC's Last Man Standing
Shue will make her CSI debut on February 15; Helgenberger, who's expected to leave in the next few episodes, may still pop up in a guest capacity.
Are you happy with Shue joining CSI? With one more veteran down the show's really going to look very different now...
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