‘CSI’ Laurence Fishburne to Crossover to ‘Miami’ and ‘NY’
Announced via CBS’ Twitter is a major crossover between “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and its spin offs. Laurence Fishburne’s Dr. Raymond Langston will be the character from the original series who will make a visit to “CSI: Miami” and “CSI: NY“. No word on other characters.
The crossover is scheduled to take over within 1 week this Fall, but it is still unknown in which week it will take place. “Miami” will be the first to premiere, entering the eighth season on Monday, September 21. It is followed by the sixth season premiere of “NY” on Wednesday, September 23 and the tenth season of “CSI” on Thursday, September 24.
Langston is the character brought in to the Las Vegas version to anticipate the loss of William Petersen’s Gil Grissom. The transition was not so much a success but the network is making some changes that hopefully will be better appreciated. Jorja Fox is invited back to the show to reprise her role as Sara Sidle.
Another plan is to change the wardrobe of Langston. If previously he was seen in suits with his glasses on, the character will lose it all in future episodes. “I think what you’re looking for is wardrobe that reflected him being more comfortable in his environment,” CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said. “I mean, he came as an outsider coming in, so his clothes – you know, he was in suits, he was a little stiff, he wore his glasses.”
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