In the upcoming 14th season of CBS's CSI, romance is in the cards for David Hodges (Wallace Langham), who "will continue his flirtation with beautiful Italian women and explore the possibility of marriage," says executive producer Don McGill.
But first, look for Langham to moonlight on the Lifetime dramedy Drop Dead Diva as an odd auditor named Lester Tuttle, who harbors a secret agenda that may jeopardize the future of Harrison & Parker, the law firm where Jane works. "Wally has a warped sense of humor that lends itself perfectly to this role," says Diva exec producer Josh Berman. Langham will appear in Diva's August 11 summer finale before returning to wrap up his story in the fall.
The CSIers have always been super secretive about their personal lives, but it turns out one has been more tight-lipped than the others. David Hodges (Wallace Langham) not only has a love interest — he has a fiancée! International supermodel Catrinel Marlon, who has served as a spokeswoman for Fiat, has been cast as the strikingly beautiful and mysterious Italian, Elisabetta.
Jaclyn Smith, CSI
When Jaclyn Smith starred on Charlie's Angels, her character, Kelly Garrett, "was kidnapped and had heroin injected into my toes," she remembers. Jaclyn gets nabbed again on the March 21 episode of CBS' CSI when the ageless beauty guests as Hodges' long-mentioned but never-seen...
After nine seasons on CSI, Wallace Langham has just received one helluva bonus. (Or should I say a heavenly bonus?) Former Charlie's Angels beauty Jaclyn Smith has just signed on to play mom to Wally's lab tech character, David Hodges. Word is Mrs. Hodges makes a surprise visit to...
Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson
Over the summer, veteran CBS procedural CSI had the unenviable task of replacing its series lead for the second time in three seasons. And while a number of stars' names were bandied about, executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill could think of only one man to follow in the footsteps of Laurence Fishburne and William Petersen: Ted Danson.
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"He's able to do so many things. He's such a smart actor," McGill tells TVGuide.com. "We sort of had a rough idea of what this character of D.B. Russell was. Then, when we saw Ted's name and thought he might be available, I think we both just sparked. He was the guy that we were thinking about."
Still, many found Danson's casting a bit surprising....
Wallace Langham and Liz Vassey
What do you get when you cross Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and CSI? Wallace Langham tells TVGuide.com it's the perfect mix for lab-rat Hodges to get some alone time with longtime crush Wendy (Liz Vassey) at a sci-fi convention. Thursday's CSI (CBS, 9 pm/ET), written by former Star Trek and Battlestar scribes, features not only Hodges and Wendy but also Battlestar's Kate Vernon and creator Ronald D. Moore. Langham talked to us about Hodges' superiority complex, fantasy life, and slight idealization of Wendy's breasts.
It's easy to take shows like the original CSI for granted. (I often hear from viewers wondering why no one makes a bigger fuss over the better procedurals of the day, from Cold Case and Without a Trace to the various incarnations of Law & Order. The simple answer: Glut exhaustion.) Which is why I found Thursday nights Lab Rats episode of CSI so captivating. Switching up the formula a bit, adding welcome doses of humor and even a bit of slapstick, while never losing sight of the joy of the puzzle, CSI delivered one of the most purely enjoyable episodes of anything this season.The idea was to give the lab-bound geeks a moment in the spotlight, taking advantage of Grissoms absence in the morgue to do their own digging into the crime-scene miniatures that have haunted the show most of the season. (The episode was also a nifty primer of this mystifying case for those who might have missed an episode along the way. Which in this age of Greys Anatomy compe...
A question mark. That pretty much sums up my feelings for this episode of CSI. What a bizarre ride this one was. I'm an outspoken guy and usually have plenty of words to convey my feelings, but I'm not sure what to say for this one. I can't take the straight-up recap approach because there was only about 10 minutes of new, interesting substance. So instead, I'm going to bullet-point my thoughts and you can feel free to comment on them. First of all, half of this episode was like a bad greatest-hits CD. Greatest-hits CDs are made for the casual fan or the newbie who's never listened before but would like a good summary of an artist. This episode wasn't even career-spanning but rather one of those late-period throw-offs. I would take a bet that the majority of regular viewers of CSI would have been able to remember the basics of the previous miniature crimes without having to recap them like this. I understand the other lab techs had to be brought up to speed, but there had to ...
I'm going out on a limb this week, and I'm choosing a DVD set I haven't seen for my "Pick of the Week" (minor mix-up at the PR firm) - Not Just The Best Of The Larry Sanders Show. Though this is a dreaded "best of" release (please, please continue with the series in seasons sets), there are tons of bonus materials on the release. Garry Shandling is joined by Peter Tolan for commentary on two episodes, with Todd Holland and Judd Apatow doing one episode a piece. There's a documentary about making the series, deleted and extended scenes, alternate takes, and interviews with Alec Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, David Duchovny, Tom Petty, Jerry Seinfeld, Sharon Stone, Jon Stewart, Carol Burnett, Penny Johnson, Wallace Langham, Scott Thompson, Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Piven, Bob Odenkirk and Linda Doucett. Those special features join 23 episodes of the series on 4 discs. The only thing that would make this set better? Well, that would be the rest of the seas...