Ted Danson's TV show, 'CSI,' will return for another season(Read article summary)
Ted Danson is signed for two more years on the TV show 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,' and 'CSI' will air for at least one more season. Ted Danson stars on the show as CSI team member D.B. Russell.
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CBS is keeping the crime drama â€śCSI: Crime Scene Investigationâ€ť on the air for at least another season and renewed the contract of one of its stars, Ted Danson, for two more years.
â€śCSIâ€ť will be entering its fourteenth season next year and has spawned two spin-offs, â€śCSI: Miami,â€ť which ended its run in 2012 after airing for 10 seasons, and â€śCSI: NY,â€ť which has aired nine seasons so far, and its fate for next year is so far unknown. â€śMiamiâ€ť starred â€śNYPD Blueâ€ť actor David Caruso and â€śNYâ€ť centers on â€śApollo 13â€ť actor Gary Sinise.
As for the original "CSI," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler called the show â€śsynonymous with CBS.â€ť
â€śWe are so proud of the series' creative and commercial legacy and its continued success on our network,â€ť Tassler said in a statement. "The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving CSI, reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original castmembers.â€ť
As has happened before on the â€śCSIâ€ť shows, the most recent â€śCSI: Crime Scene Investigationâ€ť season eatured a crossover episode on which Sinise appeared as his â€śNYâ€ť character. â€śCrimeâ€ť is scheduled to air its season finale May 15.
Danson came aboard â€śCSIâ€ť in its twelfth season in 2011, essentially replacing actor Laurence Fishburne after the actor decided to leave the show. Dansonâ€™s character D.B. Russell became the night shift supervisor after Fishburneâ€™s character, Ray Langston, left the showâ€™s team.
The actor had guest spots on various TV shows and appeared in films including the 1979 movie â€śThe Onion Fieldâ€ť and 1982â€™s â€śBody Heatâ€ť before he was cast as bar owner Sam Malone on the 1982 series â€śCheers,â€ť which ran for 11 seasons. Danson won two Golden Globes for Best Actor in a TV Series â€“ Comedy or Musical for his role on the show as well as two Emmy awards for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
More recently, the actor appeared in the 1998 movie â€śSaving Private Ryanâ€ť and guest-starred on the TV shows â€śCurb Your Enthusiasmâ€ť as himself as well as appearing on the show â€śDamages,â€ť for which he was nominated for three Emmys as a guest star.