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Laurence Fishburne Says Yes to More 'CSI'

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 20th 2010 9:30AM
His character is going to be involved in a major cliffhanger in the show's season 10 finale in May. But it's a pretty safe bet that Laurence Fishburne's Dr. Raymond Langston will make it out okay, since the actor has signed on for another season as 'CSI's' team leader.

The actor, who took over for William Petersen on the original 'CSI' series two seasons ago, has signed a deal to remain with the show at least through the 2010-11 TV season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And his Langston will be at the center of the season 10 finale (tentatively scheduled for May 27), as he engages in a mindgame battle with two serial killers: one played by 'Big Love's' creepy Alby, a.k.a. underrated actor Matt Ross, and the other by Bill Irwin, who reprises his role as "Dick and Jane Killer" Nate Haskell. Actor Marty Ingels (who's married to Shirley Jones and is also the stepfather to '70s teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy) is also in talks to make a guest appearance in the finale.His character is going to be involved in a major cliffhanger in the show's season 10 finale in May. But it's a pretty safe bet that Laurence Fishburne's Dr. Raymond Langston will make it out okay, since the actor has signed on for another season as 'CSI's' team leader.

The actor, who took over for William Petersen on the original 'CSI' series two seasons ago, has signed a deal to remain with the show at least through the 2010-11 TV season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And his Langston will be at the center of the season 10 finale (tentatively scheduled for May 27), as he engages in a mindgame battle with two serial killers: one played by 'Big Love's' creepy Alby, a.k.a. underrated actor Matt Ross, and the other by Bill Irwin, who reprises his role as "Dick and Jane Killer" Nate Haskell. Actor Marty Ingels (who's married to Shirley Jones and is also the stepfather to '70s teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy) is also in talks to make a guest appearance in the finale.

Meanwhile, hanging out in TV land hasn't slowed down Fishburne's big-screen or stage careers. He stars in the Robert Rodriguez-produced revamp of 'Predators' in July, is part of the all-star cast (along with Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard and Gwyneth Paltrow) of Steven Soderbergh's 2011 thriller 'Contagion' and stars with Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis and 'Sons of Anarchy's' Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming war drama 'The Last Full Measure.'

The Emmy and Tony Award winner -- and Oscar nominee ('What's Love Got to Do With It') -- will also return to the stage in 'Thurgood,' about the first African-American Supreme Court, Justice Thurgood Marshall. He begins a string of performances in Washington, D.C., on June 1, and heads to Los Angeles for more than a month of performances beginning on June 27. Fishburne won a Drama Desk Award and Tony nomination for his titular role in 'Thurgood' on Broadway in 2008.

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Suzie

Excellent actor. Cant think of anyone better to take over the role......

November 07 2010 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
USAmerica1st

Yes, very good news! Lawrence Fishburne has worked out as the Dr Ray character based on the ratings which have been great and the 3 sweeps crossover episodes which scored big, despite a few die-hard Ray- hater fans. Plus the bonus is that Billy Pete has gotten some time off and can come back and push the show farther out into the future at some point. As in the case of Law and Order, the writing is uneven: the Jekyll finale is an example: the episode was absolutely riveting but they couldn't figure out how to reveal the nemesis.

May 22 2010 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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