CSI trying to reel in big Fish

The line between the big screen and small screen continues to thin out, as more film actors are giving television a shot (hint: $$$!!!). Case in point: The latest scuttlebutt from Hollywood has Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus!!) as the number-one choice to lead CBS's ratings smash CSI.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is dangling buckets of cash in front of The Matrix star in hopes he'll fill the spot that will be vacated by William Petersen, who plans to leave the show after this season. Fishburne is in discussions to play "a doctor/scientist outsider to the CSI unit" that apparently has the same genetic makeup as a serial killer but hasn't acted on any murderous impulses...yet!

Sources also tell the trade that John Malkovich and Kurt Russell were also being looked at for the role.

Brit singer Joss Stone has landed her first major acting gig, joining the cast of Showtime's The Tudors for its third season. In the period drama, Stone is set to play Anne of Cleves, says the Reporter, wife number four for Henry VIII (Jonathon Rhys-Meyers). If the show stays true to history, Stone will keep her head, but get rejected by Henry based on her looks.

Also cast in the third season of The Tudors is Swedish actor and Oscar nominee Max Von Sydow, who will don the robes of Cardinal Von Waldburg and try to undermine Henry, says Variety.

Jay Mohr has found his therapist and foil in Ed Begley Jr., who has been cast in the Mohr-led Gary Unmarried (formerly Project Gary) for CBS. In the show, Mohr plays a recently divorced dad who sees his ex-wife run off with their therapist (Begley Jr.).

Next, for all you Supernatural fans, Ruby has found a new home. Katie Cassidy, who played the fickle-yet-friendly demon on the CW show, will now wear white as the bride-to-be in the horror-thriller Harper's Island on CBS, reports TVGuide.com.

The show follows a wedding on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest that is interrupted by...murder. Cassidy's character was allegedly cut from Supernatural for budgetary reasons.

And finally, Mark Wahlberg tells the Associated Press that he'll be making a cameo in the show he produces, HBO's hit Entourage. In the episode, he'll go toe-to-toe with smarmy agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven).

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Does anybody know when the 3rd season of the tudors starts. I just recently started to watch and am hoping it starts soon before I forget for this show has such a big cast and it is hard to keep track.
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Morpheus needs to lose some weight.
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kurt russell would be better
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ruby wouldn't be in the new season of supernatural? waaahhh.. thats too bad. she's awesome. one hot demon. hehehehe...
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I'd more or less decided to leave the show with Dourdan, but if they bring in Fishburne and/ or Malkovich in, I'd have to reconsider...
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I will miss Peterson for sure. A really great actor. I will give whomever replaces him a decent chance though.
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I'm actually glad to see Petersen leave he was never really a selling point for me nor was his unbelievable relationship with Sara. Still upset about Dourdan but I absolutely love Fishburne and this might just maybe makeup a little bit for Dourdan. It makes me happy and sad that he might be on the show because he is a huge Movie star and TV might hurt his career but it would be the best thing that's happened to CSI since it started. Their replacement for Dourdan better be GREAT or I'll be pissed.
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Katie Cassidy is great!
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Entourage. Very Cool. Hope he gives it to Ari - hilarious.
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Well...that's Fishburne's movie career over. Glenn Close is at the desk to welcome him to TV Land.
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the show will not be the same but we will see it might be good but it might hurt the show
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Replacing Petersen is like replacing Alan Alda in MASH. Alda was not going to do another season of MASH because the show had run its course and the writers were using ideas from the early days of MASH. MASH went out with the biggest ratings in TV history. CBS let CSI die. The scripts of the last 2 seasons have been subpar. Don't bring in a movie star to replace Petersen, because that is going to change the focus of the program. I suggest that CBS replace Petersen with Emily Proctor from CSI Miami (which would create conflicts between Catherine and Jim Brass) which saving CBS a bundle of money and maintaining the audiences comfort level.
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I never got into CSI and I'm sure it's entertaining and all, but doesn't it get a little boring after the same stuff after 200 episodes? "We got a case, someone died. Who did it and why?" :P
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I seriously doubt whether Russell or Malkovich would commit to a tv series. I think that should Laurance Fishburne take over for Billie Petersen, he would be a strong addition to the CSI cast.
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