'CSI' casts Elisabeth Shue to replace Marg Helgenberger
Published Nov 19 2011, 14:07 GMT | By Tom Eames Elisabeth Shue
has been cast in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
The Back to the Future
actress will replace the outgoing Marg Helgenberger, who is set to leave during the current twelfth season
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Shue will join the cast as a series regular on the February 15 episode, which is around the time of Helgenberger's final episode, according to E! Online
Her character will reportedly join the current CSI
team after completing an anger management course, following her firing by boss D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) in Seattle.
Executive producer Don McGill said: "The first time things didn't go so well between the two of them. Maybe the second time's the charm, or not."
Carol Mendelsohn added: "While it's difficult to say goodbye to a beloved character like Catherine Willows, it's exciting to start a journey with a new CSI
, especially when that character is played by Elisabeth Shue. The new CSI
also struggles with brutal honesty issues and suffers no fools."
Mendelsohn recently revealed that Helgenberger's Willows will get an "action hero exit" from the long-running series
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