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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TV Hot Spot: Spoilers

Ask Matt: CSI!

Post by: Sal

Source: SpoilerTV & CBS & TVGuide

(Warning! Might contain SPOILERS!)

(Warning! Might contain SPOILERS!)

Latest from Ask Matt:

Question: With the loss of Jorja Fox earlier in the season and now with Gary Dourdan announcing his departure from the show, should CSI wrap up its series next year and go out on top? It looks like the show could lose all its major players at the end of next year, anyways, with William Petersen only signing a one-year contract and Marg Helgenberger and George Eads looking to follow suit. — Emily

Matt Roush: Not being up to speed on everyone's contract status and unable to predict the future a year from now, I'll only say that CSI is in a position where it will soon find out whether it truly is as durable as NBC's franchise hub Law & Order. In other words, is CSI itself the star of the show, and will it be able to thrive without its marquee players? William Petersen is the key to all of this. He is already reducing his participation in the show from season to season, but he's still there more often than not, and if he were to leave altogether, that would create an enormous challenge. Losing Jorja and now Gary are interesting test cases, but I'm confident the show can soldier on without them — providing the show begins making some significant new hires to tweak and grow the cast. Marg is also integral to the ensemble, and so, of course, is George, but it's hard to imagine CSI without Grissom above all. At some point, CSI will have to deal with this reality, and I'm sure CBS is committed to keeping the show around for as long as possible, even if (shades of ER) it eventually is being carried by an entirely new generation of stars.

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