CSI: NY star Hill Harper has joined Covert Affairs as a series regular, TVGuide.com has learned.
For shows in danger of being canceled, crafting a season finale can be tricky. Do you end with a cliff-hanger and hope for the best or do you tie things up for the fans?
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In the case of CSI: NY, which airs its Season 7 finale Friday at 9/8c, the producers tried to do both. "We looked at it and said, 'If this should not come back, can we be satisfied with what we left behind?'" executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com. "And if it does, does [the finale] provide us with a lot of story to come back to? We believe we found the best scenario for all of that."
The final episode, fittingly titled "Exit Strategy," focuses on ...
CSI: NY had a unique set of challenges heading into its seventh season. The show was moving to Friday nights, where the writers would have to figure out how to resolve last season's "shot in the dark" cliff-hanger involving serial killer Shane Casey (guest star Edward Furlong) and married CSIs Danny (Carmine Giovinazzo) and Lindsay (Anna Belknap) Messer.
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Then series star Melina Kanakaredes, who played Detective Stella Bonasera since the show premiered, quit just weeks before production began. "We had written six scripts over the break," executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com. "We developed stories that were ready to prep for shooting, and all of them involved Stella. Then, the fallout happened."
Veasey says after three days of intense phone calls, she found the cloud's silver lining: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sela Ward signed on to replace Kanakaredes on the show...
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Any tidbits on the Fringe finale? — Todd
MICKEY: Olivia and Walter make their way "over there" for the two part-finale (May 13 and 20, 9/8c, Fox), in which Walter finally comes face to face with his former partner, Dr. William Bell (guest star Leonard Nimoy). Unfortunately, traveling to another universe has its consequences, and in this case those include someone dying. And if my mole is correct about the identity of the soon-to-be deceased, fans of the show will be apoplectic.
Will Hawkes ever have a love interest on CSI: NY? — Clarisse
ADAM: No one wants that more than Hill Harper. "Hawkes definitely needs some lovin'. Folks have been tweeting to me, saying...