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Liev Schreiber joins 'CSI'

October 25, 2006

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Posted by Shane Saunders , October 25, 2006
 
 
Tony Award-winning actor Liev Schreiber will appear on CSI in a re-appearing role, according to CBS PRESS.
 
Schreiber, whose performance will mark his first in an television series, will be replacing William Petersen (Gil Grissom) for a brief hiatus coming early next year. Petersen will be onstage in a play called "A Dublin Carol."
 
"After meeting the people who run CSI, it immediately becomes apparent why it has consistently been one of the top shows on television.  I am a fan, how could I say no?" Schreiber said in a press release. Carol Mendelsohn, excecutive producer and showrunner continued by saying "I'm a huge Liev Schreiber fan.  On stage or in film, I think he's one of the finest actors of his generation. We first sat down with Liev earlier this summer to discuss the possibility of him appearing as a recurring character on CSI.  We knew it was a long shot, he really doesn't do television.  But he was patient and I think amused, as we promised that we'd create a character for him that he couldn't refuse to play.  Excitingly for us, he collaborated in this process.  And we've got a wonderful, complex character as a result.  Everyone at CSI -- writers, cast, crew -- is honored to have him on the show and is looking forward to working with him."
 
Look for Schreiber's performance later this season.


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