Eddie Cibrian is leaving CSI: Miami, says a source close to the set.
The CBS procedural has opted to not pick up his contract, citing a creative decision to focus on the original core team, according to the source.
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"Eddie will be segueing out of CSI Miami and we are in discussions currently as to how many shows he will appear in for the 2010-11 season," Cibrian's manager, Steve Sauer, said in a statement.
The 37-year-old actor joined CSI: Miami last year to fill in for departed castmate Adam Rodriguez. However, after appearing in a handful of episodes over the season, Rodriguez signed a new contract to return to the series full time next fall.
Despite Rodriguez's return, Cibrian sounded positive about his future on the series despite his character's (Jesse Cardoza) questionably ethical actions late in the season.
"Jesse was always a good cop and still is a good cop," he told TVGuide.com in March. "We finally found a little chemistry within the team that will probably stay for a while."
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Cibrian's exit comes one day after news broke that fellow CBS drama Criminal Minds opted to cut series regular A.J. Cook and will reduce cast mate Paget Brewster's role next season.
The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.
Reps for CSI: Miami did not immediately return requests for comment.
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