Producers of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” have decided to only replace one of the two departed cast members. The Hollywood Reporter has the report:
Lauren Lee Smith is joining “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as a regular.
Smith will play Bryce Adams, a smart, flirtatious and witty nonconformist who is hired as a CSI on the night-shift team led by Grissom (William Petersen).
Canadian-born Smith, who co-starred on CBS’ pilot “Can Openers” this past development season, is expected to fill the void left by the departure of “CSI” co-star Jorja Fox.
Lauren Lee Smith joins ‘CSI’
I like that they’re not in a hurry to replace cast members. They’ve waited awhile to replace Jorja Fox, and have said that they are in no hurry to replace Gary Dourdan.
TVGuide’s Michael Ausiello had this to say:
Smith is expected to play the character of Bryce Adams, a “flirtatious, witty and strong-willed non-conformist” that is recruited to join the graveyard shift — also known as the role that Katee Sackhoff inexplicably got passed over for.
I would have liked to have seen Sackhoff on the show, I think she would have fit perfectly. I can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to bring Katee on. She would have brought at least a noticeable following from BSG.
What do you think of this casting?