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.