Eva La Rue joins ABC pilot with Mandy Moore as future of ‘CSI: Miami’ still in question

By Daniel S Levine,

Actress Eva La Rue, who currently stars on CBS’ CSI: Miami, has gone ahead and booked a guest spot on an ABC pilot starring Mandy Moore.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news Friday, La Rue also has an option to join the series full-time if the still-untitled series is picked up for a full season.

TV Line notes that, typically, actors will consider their current jobs a top priority, but La Rue is reportedly putting the Moore series first. So, even if CBS does pick up CSI: Miami for another season, La Rue will not be back if ABC wants a full season of the pilot.

ABC first announced that it ordered a pilot for the show in early February. The project centers on Annie, Moore’s character, who opens a restaurant in her hometown, forcing her to get close with her high-maintenance family. Annie opens up the restaurant with her new husband, Ben, played by Nelson Franklin. La Rue has been cast to play Annie’s older sister. The rest of the cast includes The West Wing’s Stockard Channing, Kurt Fuller, Erinn Hayes and Majandra Delfino. The series was created by Bob Fisher and Stacy Traub.

The future of La Rue’s current show, CSI: Miami, is still unknown. When CBS renewed 18 series last week, the David Caruso-starring CSI spin-off was one of the few dramas not renewed. Last month, the network announced that the show’s current 10th season would be cut to just 19 episodes to make room for The 2-2.

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