CBS' CSI is one of television's surprise success stories. The show, at its core, is simple: self-contained episodes that aren't overly demanding where the good guy gets the bad guy in the end. So why would a perfectly good television show be rumored to get a movie makeover?
It's official! CSI has caught its big "fish" and doesn't have to throw it back. Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne will be joining the hit procedural this season, CBS announced today, just shy of two weeks after the first reports of the actor being courted to join the series hit the wires.
Fishburne will play an expert on criminal behavior who joins the CSI team in the ninth episode. But Fishburne's character won't be all squeaky clean. The unusual behavior that he sees in some of the most deranged minds is similar to what he sees within himself...spooky!
The 47-year-old actor is best known for playing the Neo-mentoring Morpheus in the sci-fi breakthrough The Matrix trilogy, and also earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It. But we'll always remember him as a fresh-faced ...Read more
To say it's been a bad couple of weeks for CSI's Gary Dourdan would be a vast understatement.
Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown on the CBS megahit, is leaving the show after the season, and at the time of the report it was unclear why he was departing.
Yesterday, Dourdan was discovered by police asleep in his car in Palm Springs, according to Reuters. Dourdan's vehicle was parked on the wrong side of the road with the internal light on, and the actor appeared to be under the influence.
Dourdan must have been exorcising some internal demons, because he was in possession of a variety pack of drugs. Officers discovered heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, prescription drugs, and various drug paraphernalia on his possession.
The actor spent several hours in jail before posting the $5,000 bail. It's unclear how Dourdan's arrest will affect the production of ...Read more
One of the original crime scene investigators is moving on to new pastures, according to a report on TVGuide.com.
CSI's Gary Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown, is allegedly hanging the rubber gloves up after this season. Dourdan has been on the series since its beginning, and may be calling the May 15 season finale of the show his last episode.
CBS is already looking for a replacement for Dourdan, and describes the new character as being what one would expect--in his late 20s or early 30s, good-looking, fit, and intelligent.
CSI saw another long-time regular announce her departure late last year. Jorja Fox, who played Sara Sidle, left the show rather abruptly after deciding to pursue other professional and personal opportunities.
It's not an entire actor exodus, though; the show's star, William Petersen, recently signed a lucrative deal to remain on the show for another season ...Read more
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CSI is an innovative, new type of crime drama because the characters use cutting-edge forensic tools to examine the evidence to solve the case. Rather than a 'whodunnit' cop show (investigating witnesses/suspects), CSI explores the 'howdunnit'. CSI has been the number one scripted series in the Neilsen ratings for four years running. In 2007 nearly 84 million people watched CSI, making it the most watched show in the world.moreless