'CSI' season premiere: Ted Danson takes over, changes the vibe


There's a new man in charge of the Las Vegas crime lab, and he's a little ... off. Not by societal standards, but by the standards of previous "CSI" lead characters.Ted Danson took over the lead role on CBS' long-running hit Wednesday (Sept. 21), and he immediately brought a different vibe to the show. His D.B. Russell is new to Las Vegas, and unlike the brilliant but socially awkward Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and the driven-slash-obsessive Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne), Russell is, well, he's kinda normal.He's got his quirks, to be sure: When we meet him, he's lying down in the middle of a crime scene -- an inter-casino tram car -- and he sees constellations in the rust patterns on the roof of the car. But he's also got a wife and kids, and you get the sense that as good as he is at the job, it's not the only thing in his...



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