One of the more high-profile cast departures last year was Jorja Fox's exit from the forensics hit CSI. The actress wanted to leave her cushy gig to pursue other interests, both professional and personal.
However, the option was left open for her to return for a few episodes, and it appears as if that is exactly what she is going to do. TVGuide.com reports that Fox has signed on to appear in the ninth season premiere of CSI, which airs next fall. Details of her return remain under wraps, but she allegedly won't be returning in a flashback.
NBC's island-locked drama Crusoe has secured its cast, adding Sam Neill, Sean Bean, and Joss Ackland to the fall show, according to Variety. Neill recently starred in Showtime's The Tudors as Cardinal Wolsey, Bean is well known as Boromir from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and 80-year-old Brit Joss Ackland appeared in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (as well as several other less-cool things).
Sci-Fi Channel has nabbed the excellent CCH Pounder for its supernatural drama Warehouse 13. Pounder, who played Detective Claudette Wyms in The Shield, will now be in charge of a secret government organization in Warehouse.
Elsewhere, The Hollywood Reporter says that Ron Perlman (Hellboy) will play the president of the motorcycle club that's the center of FX's new show Sons of Anarchy, and Eric Lively (brother of Gossip Girl's Blake), Tony Todd, and Gil Bellows have been cast in Fox's 24 prequel telemovie.