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. ...