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Laurence Fishburne leaves 'CSI' and the hunt for a replacement is on

June 7, 2011 |  9:31 pm

Laurencefishburne Laurence Fishburne is out as Dr. Raymond Langston on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

The Oscar-nominated actor will exit the forensics drama, which just wrapped its 11th season, a source close to the show confirmed. In the fall, the show will move from its usual Thursday slot to Wednesdays.

Fishburne joined the show less than three years ago, when it was announced William Petersen would leave.

CBS has not yet picked a replacement for Fishburne, but it doesn't have time for a long casting process: Filming is scheduled to begin for the 12th season next month.

News of Fishburne's exit was first reported on

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Photo: Laurence Fishburne in May 2010 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Joshua Roberts / For The Times.