Looks like Ted Danson hasn't had his fill of crime scenes.
The Emmy-winning TV icon and CSI's current leading man has signed another two-year deal with the CBS crime drama, the network announced today. In addition, CBS also formally renewed its long-running hit for a 14th season, which will begin airing this fall. Besides Danson, who took over as the drama's star after the departure of Laurence Fishburne in 2011, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads and Jorja Fox are also set to return.
"The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving CSI, reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue and our beloved and talented core of original cast members," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement.
"CSI is one of the top global franchises and is seen in almost every country in the world," added David Stapf, president of CBS TV Studios, which produces the drama. "The addition of Ted Danson has infused new energy into the series and we couldn't be more thrilled with its continued worldwide success."
Currently in its 13th season, CSI is averaging a potent 11.85 million viewers in its Wednesdays-at-10 p.m. time slot and recently won the International TV Audience Award for the "most-watched show in the world" for the fifth time.
Tell us: Are you excited about the show's renewal and Danson's return?