Sela Ward has been tapped to replace Melina Kanakaredes on CSI: NY, CBS announced Tuesday.
Melina Kanakaredes exits CSI: NY
"We are delighted to have Sela joining CSI: NY," executive producer Pam Veasey said in a statement. "With the exciting stories planned for Season 7, she'll be a dynamic addition to the cast and the team."
Ward, a two-time Emmy winner and Golden Globe winner for her roles on Sisters and Once and Again, will play an experienced investigator...
Melina Kanakaredes will not return to CSI: NY this fall.
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Kanakaredes, who played Detective Stella Bonasera for six seasons on the procedural, chose not to return, CBS says...
The television landscape is full of tough female cops, and Wednesday's episode of CSI: NY proves that Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) deserves to be counted among the toughest.
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"We're always in danger, but Stella has this bizarre empowerment," Kanakaredes tells TVGuide.com. "She almost died in Season 2 by someone she cared about. Now, she's fearless about life-or-death situations. It's like Rambo Stella."
In Wednesday's episode (10/9c, CBS), Kanakaredes and her character will have to live up to that moniker...
CSI: NY's Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) will have some difficult decisions to make when former flame Peyton Driscoll (Claire Forlani) returns to the Big Apple, executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com exclusively.
CSI: NY: Madchen Amick to heat up Mac's love life
As we first teased, Peyton's return comes just as Mac gets cozy in his relationship with Dr. Aubrey Hunter (Madchen Amick). So will Mac stick it out with Aubrey or be tempted by his passionate past with Peyton?
"It's actually like he doesn't have to make the choice; it may be that these two women are trying to make the choice for him," Veasey says. "It's a great place for a character to be in: There's an old love who could return or a new relationship and new possibilities. These are two very smart, talented, attractive women that are in his life."
Peyton will return in a Rear Window-esque episode titled "Point of View" when one of her colleagues from Chelsea University becomes a suspect in a case. Veasey says Peyton does become aware of the other woman in Mac's life...
Danica Patrick is a killer competitor on the race track, but on Wednesday's CSI: NY, she might be just a killer.
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Patrick plays Liza Gray, a Grand Prix racer who becomes the No. 1 suspect after an explosion kills a rival driver (played by guest star Antonio Sabato Jr.). Trying to clear her name, she helps Mac (Gary Sinise) and the rest of the team piece the case together...