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2009-04-21 16:52:41

U.S. actor William Petersen says a film version of his police procedural CSI is in the works. Petersen gave up his starring role on the long-running television series in its ninth season, but is still an executive producer on the show and may return to his character at a later date. Laurence Fishburne is now the lead on the flagship crime scene investigation series, which has two popular spinoffs. I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world and...

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2009-01-16 17:24:30

More than 24 million people tuned in to watch character Gil Grissom leave the long-running U.S. crime drama series CSI, CBS announced Friday. Thursday's episode, which witnessed original cast member William Petersen's departure, delivered the series' largest audience since its Season 8 premiere in September 2007. The episode, which will be rebroadcast Jan. 22, also delivered the largest audience for a scripted program this season, the network noted.

2008-10-09 06:00:28

By Bill Keveney LOS ANGELES -- There's a reason there are no maggots -- actual ones, not the criminal variety -- on the CSI set. "We had them in a scene one night. We went away, and when we came back the next day, they had stunk the whole place up," William Petersen explains to Laurence Fishburne, who will join the cast as Petersen exits later in the hit drama's ninth season, which starts tonight (CBS, 9 ET/PT). Petersen, who plays supervisor Gil Grissom, is giving Fishburne a short...

2008-08-27 18:00:37

America Ferrera, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Vanessa Williams are set to be presenters at "The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards" in Los Angeles, ABC said. "CSI" star William Petersen and film and stage actor Laurence Fishburne are also scheduled to present an award together at the Sept. 21 event, which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre, the network said. "We are very pleased and honored to include these presenters to our already exciting list of talent for our telecast," executive...

2008-08-20 06:00:37

By Associated Press the associated press LOS ANGELES - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has solved the big mystery of who will replace departing CBS series star William Petersen: It's award winning actor Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne, an Emmy and Tony winning performer, will make his introduction in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season, the network told The Associated Press on Monday. Fishburne will portray a forensics scientist with a secret. The air date for Petersen's...

2008-08-20 00:00:00

By Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES -- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has solved the mystery of who will replace departing CBS series star William Petersen: It's Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne, an Emmy and Tony award winner, will be introduced in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season, the network told The Associated Press on Monday. He'll play a forensics scientist with a secret. "I am elated and delighted to be joining the cast of 'CSI,'" Fishburne said in a statement, adding that he...

2008-08-19 21:00:22

Malaysia's Islamic opposition party has urged the government to cancel a concert by Avril Lavigne, saying the Canadian singer's on- stage moves are "too sexy," an official said Monday. Lavigne, a Grammy-nominated rock singer who burst to fame with her 2002 debut album "Let's Go," plans to start her monthlong Asia tour with a performance in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 29. The youth wing of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party said Lavigne's concert would promote wrong values ahead of Malaysia's Aug....

2008-08-19 09:00:45

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "CSI" has solved the mystery of who will replace departing star William Petersen: It's Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne, an Emmy and Tony winner, will be introduced in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season. He'll play a forensics scientist with a secret. "I am elated and delighted to be joining the cast of 'CSI,"' Fishburne said in a statement, adding that he looked forward to a "wonderful collaboration" with those involved in the series....

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2008-08-18 15:05:00

U.S. actor Laurence Fishburne has been named to replace William Petersen as the star of the hit CBS TV series "CSI," network officials said Monday. The show's executive producers say Fishburne's first appearance on the show will come in its ninth episode of the 2008-09 season, the series' ninth year, the Hollywood Reporter said. "CBS asked us, 'Who's at the top of your dream list?'" executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar told reporters. "Without hesitation, we said Laurence...

2008-08-06 18:00:00

By Daniel Fienberg, Zap2It, Chicago Aug. 6--Long considered a possibility to replace William Petersen as star of CBS' hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Laurence Fishburne has now emerged as the leading suspect. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fishburne is in talks to play a new character in the "CSI" family, a doctor with a very particular genetic profile. "He is an outsider coming into the CSI unit," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler told reporters last month at the...


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