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Ted Danson will take over as boss on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'

July 12, 2011 | 10:07 pm

Teddanson The "CSI" crew will have a new boss in the fall: Ted Danson.

The busy former "Cheers" leading man - lately seen in "Damages," "Bored to Death" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," among other places - will play the new CSI supervisor, who previously ran the crime lab in Portland.

"He comes to the team as they are still grappling with the professional and personal fallout from last season's takedown of serial killer Nate Haskell," as CBS put it in a release.

He also comes to the team after the recent sudden exit of Laurence Fishburne, who many fans felt never gelled in his role as Dr. Raymond Langston. Fishburne was the "CSI" lead for less than three years, replacing original star William Petersen.

According to CBS, Danson will retain his co-starring role on the HBO comedy "Bored to Death." "CSI," which will move to Wednesdays for its 12th season this fall, is due to start shooting later this month.

Trackers, what do you think of Danson taking over the "CSI" spot?


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Photo: Ted Danson in May 2011. Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images.