Former Providence star Melina Kanakaredes is ditching New England for the Big Apple. The actress has been cast opposite Gary Sinise in CBS' latest CSI spin-off, CSI: New York. She'll play the show's lead female forensic investigator. As previously reported, 24's Vanessa Ferlito has also been taped for CSI's Gotham branch. For more on Ferlito's new gig and the scoop behind her abrupt exit from 24 click here.