CBS' hit procedural drama 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' has been running for thirteen seasons, has spawned multiple spinoffs, video games and board games, and won't be slowing down anytime soon. Today, The Hollywood Reporter notes that some guest stars are coming to the program for two January episodes, the first of which will feature Spencer Grammer ('Greek') and Lenny Jacobson ('Nurse Jackie').
The January episode which features the pair of stars is entitled "Dead Air," wherein the CSI team investigates a death behind the scenes at a television news station. Grammer will play Ella, an intelligent and driven field reporter for the network. Jacobson, famous for playing lovable EMT Lenny on 'Nurse Jackie,' will play a socially-awkward, innocent lighting tech at the news studio.
But wait! There's more!
CBS also announced that tennis star Chris Evert and Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsay Davenport will both be appearing as themselves in an upcoming 'CSI' episode. That episode, which will air after "Dead Air," will follow the investigation into the untimely death of a female tennis star.
Joining Evert and Davenport in the episode will be sports commentator Justin Gimelstob, who himself is a retired tennis pro. Gimelstob is a regular commentator on the Tennis Channel and a featured blogger for Sports Illustrated. In 2008 Gimelstob drew some ire for his remarks about his hatred for tennis starlet Anna Kournikova, who he pledged he would reduce to tears by striking her on the tennis court.
With 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's tendency to borrow crimes from the headlines, perhaps a similar tennis grudge could be behind the demise of the character? We'll have to wait and see in 2013.
'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' airs Wednesdays at 10:00pm EST on CBS.