CBS bringing back 'CSI' and Ted Danson

By Steven Mitchell,

CBS made sure to make fans happy Wednesday by renewing the popular show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

According to USA Today, the network has agreed to bring back the long-running television program for the 2013-14 season. It will mark the 14 season for the crime-solvers.

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"CSI is synonymous with CBS, and we are so proud of the series' creative and commercial legacy and its continued success on our Network," said CBS Entertainment chief, Nina Tassler.

CBS is also bringing back the shows talent like George Eads and Jorja Fox. In addition to the veterans, newcomers Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue are set to return as well.

Danson, whose two-year contract was up, has also reportedly been signed to another two-year contract, reports Deadline. This isn’t all that strange to sign the leading man longer than the show. CBS recently did the same thing for NCIS and its leading man Mark Harmon. Danson could be set to make more than $200,000 an episode.

Over its 13 year run, CSI has averaged almost 12 million fans and is tops in its Wednesday night 10 p.m. time slot.

"The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving CSI, reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson,” Tassler said. “The acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original cast members."

The same czannot be said for CSI:Miami and CSI: New York. Last May the network canceled CSI: Miami and CSI: New York looks like it’s on its way out the door.

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