Monday, May 20, 2024

CSI News: Ted Danson Joining Patricia Arquette Spin-off, Show Creator Asking Fans to Submit Finale Ideas


Ted Danson used to play Sam Malone, the guy who never loses. Now Danson will movie his “CSI” character over to “CSI: Cyber” with Patricia Arquette, a smart move that keeps perennial star Danson on screen on CBS for a time to come.
No word on what happens to Elisabeth Shue, who I think comes out short here. Too bad, because she’s so good.

CBS has also announced that William Pederson and Marg Helgenberger, the original stars of “CSI,” will return for the two hour finale on September 27th. The show’s creator Anthony Zuiker went on line a few minutes ago asking fans for ideas about what storylines they’d like to see on that final show.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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