First Look: Ted Danson on CSI

danson-csiCBS has released a 2 minute sneak peek video showing Ted Danson in his new role on CSI.

Ted Danson will play the new CSI supervisor for the grave shift after heading the crime lab in Portland. He comes to the team as it is still grappling with the professional and personal fallout from last season’s take-down of serial killer Nate Haskell. He replaces Laurence Fishburne.

The producers of the show have said that with Danson’s addition, the show will be lighter and funnier.

“We always talk every year about going back to Season 1, going back to that feel,” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said. “I think you’ll see the tone is a little more Season 1. It feels like a fresh start and if you can’t start fresh after Season 11, I don’t know when you can.”

I still think this is brilliant casting move for the veteran drama. Ted Danson is great in just about anything he’s in. Never having been a CSI fan in the past, I will actually watch this year to see how Danson does.

Watch the video below.

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