Laurence Fishburne is Leaving “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
CSI is losing its headliner, again.
After spending about two and a half seasons, Laurence Fishburne will end his journey on TV forensic investigation drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
According to several reports on Wednesday, the actor has opted not to renew his contract when the show returns in September for its 12th season.
49-year-old Fishburne, who plays former pathologist Dr. Raymond Langston on the series, joined the cast in the middle of the 2008-09 season as a replacement for original headliner William Peterson.
Once the biggest show on television, “CSI” ranked No. 10 last season with 13 million viewers in the U.S., down from 17.6 million for the first episode since Petersen’s departure.
Its producers gave Fishburne’s character a wardrobe make-over in 2009, dropping his glasses and suits look for more casual clothing that they hoped would appeal more to viewers. But apparently, it didn’t helped much.
The show’s network, CBS, has yet to announce who will take Fishburne’s place.
On the other hand, life continues for the Emmy- and Tony award-winning actor. The “Matrix” actor will return to theaters in October with the thriller “Contagion.”
Are you sad there won’t be Langston anymore?
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