“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” is returning for a 14th season.
CBS announced the news Wednesday. Contracts for stars Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue and other cast members were extended.
“CSI is synonymous with CBS, and we are so proud of the series' creative and commercial legacy and its continued success on our Network,” Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment president, said in a statement announcing the news. "The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving CSI, reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original cast members."
Cast members George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Wallace Langham, Elisabeth Harnois, David Berman and Jon Wellner will also return to the procedural.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker, Don McGill, Jonathan Littman, Louis Milito, Ann Donahue, Cindy Chvatal and William Petersen (who starred in the early seasons) exec produce the drama for CBS Television Studios, Entertainment AB Funding in assistance with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
Petersen exited in December 2008, and was replaced by Laurence Fishburne as team leader. Danson then replaced Fishburne in 2011, and Shue replaced Marg Helgenberger in November 2011.