After seven seasons of CSI: NY, viewers will finally meet Mrs. Mac Taylor.General Hospital and Eastwick star Jaime Ray Newman has been tapped to play Claire Taylor, the wife Mac (Gary Sinise) lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. As we previously reported, Claire will appear in flashbacks during the show's Season 8 premiere, which honors the 10th anniversary of 9/11."We're taking all of our characters back to that day," executive producer Pam Veasey tells us. "You get to see them together. You see why Claire loved Mac, and why Mac loved her."Veasey also hinted that Mac's moments of reflection may offer him some inspiration to look for love again. "We've had a few women in the past pursue Mac," she says. "We like the idea of maybe seeing Mac being the pursuer."Veronica Mars, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka, and, most recently, Drop Dead Diva.CSI: NY returns Friday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on CBS.
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