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Hollywood Reporter: Ted Danson Replaces Laurence Fishburne On ‘CSI’

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Popular TV star Ted Danson joins the cast of "CSI" this fall. (credit: AP)

Popular TV star Ted Danson joins the cast of “CSI” this fall. (credit: AP)

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HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — The “CSI” team is getting a new boss, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The publication reports former “Cheers” and “Becker” star Ted Danson will replace Laurence Fishburne when “CSI” returns for its 12th season premiere in September.

Fishburne spent the past 2+ seasons in the lead role of the popular crime drama replacing original series lead William Peterson.

Danson, an Emmy and Golden Globe winner best known for comedy, won great notices playing on the seies drama “Damages,” opposite Glenn Close.

Danson’s character presumably comes to Las Vegas having worked in Portland.

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