'CSI': Ted Danson makes for 'lighter' Season 12, Marg Helgenberger says it's her last [Updated]


Ted Danson shocked a lot of people this summer when CBS announced the funnyman would be replacing Laurence Fishburne as the lead of aging procedural "CSI." But as Danson and the creative team promised during the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the show will be changing a bit with him.Per the first clip of the season premiere (now embedded below), Danson plays DB Russell, a father of four and kindly eccentric we first see questioning a child witness by amusing him with an invisible tennis ball he got "on sale" at Target.The whimsical tone is something showrunner Carol Mendelsohn says be in no short supply on the series after the conclusion of last season's particularly dark serial killer arc. "I think this season will be a little lighter," says Mendelsohn. "We'll still have one or more dead bodies or maimed individuals in every episode, and that will never change." Mendelsohn also said that it...



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