Laurence Fishburne leaves CSI: Vegas

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Laurence Fishburne leaves CSI: Vegas

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:10 pm

Source: Deadline.com


After two-and-a-half seasons, Laurence Fishburne is leaving CSI. The Oscar-nominated actor's deal on the show was up and he opted not to renew it.

He is expected to return to features full-time. It was a major coup for CBS to land Fishburne as a successor to original star William Petersen who left the series in December 2008.

But when he last renewed his contract for CSI last May, Fishburne only did it for one season. After ten-and-a-half seasons as CBS' Thursday 9 PM anchor, CSI is moving to Wednesday 10 PM this fall.

I hear CBS and the veteran crime drama's producers were not surprised by Fishburne's decision. "Nobody expected him to be on the show for 7 years, it's Laurence Fishburne," one insider said. Fishburne will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh's thriller Contagion.



Much as I love it, I think it's time for Vegas to retire gracefully.
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Postby DaveC » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:03 am

I love Morpheus but he never really grabbed me on screen in CSI. :? :roll:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:32 am

This is a stunning bit of casting...... Ted Danson takes over as Night Shift Supervisor on CSI Vegas.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/breakin ... er-on-csi/

I love TD - he was astounding in Damages.

I hope this works.
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Postby DaveC » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:48 am

:D 8)
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:33 am

He's going to be a busy bunny filming 2 shows at the same time.

A VERY RICH busy bunny!!
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Postby polythenegirl » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:26 am

I can't see this working at all.. they needed to promote long dtanding characters not bring in a new high profile one *hmmph*
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:49 am

Poly.

I think they've done this as Marg Helgenberger is not going to be in every episode this season.

Presumably, the shift has to have a regular supervisor.

Having said that, I don't know why they can't promote Nicky or someone.
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Postby polythenegirl » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:55 am

Yeah I know why they have done it but they would be far better to promote Nicky (an established character that the public get along with) than bring in another new character that high up. Then get Archie out as a Field Mouse as well as Hodges and bring in some new Lab Rats... much better IMO.

I just don't know if the public will take to it and I can see this being the start of the downfall :(

N.B. Nothing against Ted Danson and he'll probs be good at the part...
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:36 am

Read in today's National Enquirer (so it must be true!!) that Ted Danson is getting $500,000 per episode for CSI.

Apparently, he beat Tony "Monk" Shalhoub, Robin "Mork" Williams, and John "Third Rock from the Sun" Lithgow to the part.

Really? Robin Williams? I can see John Lithgow in the part, but not Robin Williams.

Can't actually see Tony S. as anything but Monk now! :?
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Postby DaveC » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:32 pm

Robin Williams would've been cool if he'd been revealed as the Big Bad halfway through the season. He can do serious nice (Good Will Hunting) and serious creepy (Insomnia, Death to Smoochy and One Hour Photo) :) In fact that I think is my dream arc for Danson now...
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Postby DaveC » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:29 am

First: "METROPOLIS, HEAR ME!"

Laurence Fishburne is Perry White :D :D :D

Good job he left CSI. Great casting choice in my opinion.

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:09 am

I have no idea what you're on about!!
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Postby meerkat » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:16 am

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Postby DaveC » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:18 am

Seriously, that makes three of you today. :shock:

Perry White is the Editor of the Daily Planet, Clak Kent and Lois Lane's boss. In Superman.

The "Here me!" was a paraphasing of his epic speech to Zion in Matrix Reloaded. :wink:

Posted this in the DC thread too, maybe a bit clearer there. :oops:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:22 am

I knew who Perry White was, but having never seen The Matrix films........
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