Question: Any scoop about the possibility of Lady Heather returning to tangle with Grissom on CSI?

Answer: No plans that I know of at the moment, but some of CSI's other semi-regulars will be getting a little more airtime this season, per Carol Mendelsohn. "We're going to see more of the lab rats this year," she says. "We love our lab rats. We're going to play up our friendship and their rivalry." She adds, "This is a year in which Nick is going to step forward. The question has always been, 'Grissom is the supervisor, but who's the supervisor in waiting?'" I guess we'll find out when Billy's contract comes up for renewal next May!

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