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‘NCIS’ Star Gary Cole Opens Up About Working With ‘CSI’ Legend William Petersen in One of His First Roles

Late last year, NCIS mainstay, Mark Harmon, made his exit from the show, leaving a hole virtually impossible to fill. Not only was his character, Supervisory Special Agent Gibbs, a fan-favorite, but Mark Harmon had been with the series from the very beginning. He predated NCIS, in fact, his role stretching all the way back to the show’s predecessor, JAG.
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How Much CSI: Vegas Will Feature Marg Helgenberger's Catherine After Losing William Petersen And Jorja Fox

CSI: Vegas scored a renewal for a second season of what was originally billed as a limited series, but Season 2 comes with the loss of original series stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox as Gil and Sara. The good news is that Marg Helgenberger has officially signed on to reprise her iconic role as Catherine Willows. After the departures of Petersen and Fox, the question is: how much will the Vegas revival feature her? Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait for the show to return for an answer.
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Looks Like CSI: Vegas Is Bringing Back Another Former Star After Losing William Petersen And Jorja Fox

CSI: Vegas delivered a treat for longtime fans of the franchise when it debuted in 2021 by bringing back William Petersen and Jorja Fox to reprise their roles as Gil and Sara. Fans then got some bad news with the confirmation that neither star will be returning for Season 2, but now there's a silver lining to losing those two original series stars: another familiar face may be arriving if all goes well with negotiations. Marg Helgenberger is reportedly in talks to return to the franchise for the Vegas spinoff thanks to its renewal.
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After William Petersen And Jorja Fox Announce CSI: Vegas Exits, Another Star Follows Them Out The Door

CSI: Vegas has gone over well with audiences, so much so that CBS decided to renew the series for another season. Unfortunately, fans recently learned the next season will be without some of the franchise's biggest stars. William Peterson first announced he'd be leaving, followed by Jorja Fox's own announcement, and now there's news another cast member plans to exit. When CSI: Vegas returns for Season 2, it will apparently do so without star Mel Rodriguez.
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Mel Rodriguez Departs ‘CSI: Vegas’ Following Jorja Fox And William Petersen

Mel Rodriguez is exiting CBS’ CSI: Vegas as a series regular ahead of Season 2, Deadline has confirmed. He is the latest star to announce his departure following Jorja Fox and William Petersen. Rodriguez lplayed Chief Medical Examiner Hugo Ramirez in Season 1. It is unknown if he will make occasional appearances in the future. TV Line was the first to announce Rodriguez’s exit from the sequel to the groundbreaking 2000 series. Petersen revealed last month that he would not reprise the role of Gil Grissom beyond Season 1’s 10 episodes. He will continue to serve as executive producer of the show’s sophomore season. This...
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Can CSI: Vegas Work Without William Petersen And Jorja Fox In Season 2?

The CSI franchise made its grand return to television back in 2021 with the CSI: Vegas revival, which brought back original series stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox to reprise their fan-favorite roles. The returns of Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle to the small screen was greatly hyped by the network ahead of and even during the first season, which was originally billed as a limited series of ten episodes. Fortunately for fans loving the modern take on the franchise, CSI: Vegas scored a renewal for Season 2. Less fortunately, the two stars won’t be back, which raises the question: can the show survive without the two TV icons front and center?
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'CSI: Vegas' Renewed for Season 2 — Without William Petersen

CSI: Vegas, the latest addition to the CSI TV franchise, has been renewed for a second season. Most of the cast members of the freshman show are expected to return; however, one prominent face will not be returning to our screens – William Petersen. Petersen’s exit is notable as...
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'CSI: Vegas' Renewed for Season 2, William Petersen Not Expected to Return

CSI: Vegas is back for another round of crime-solving, but may be without one of its stars. CBS officially renewed the revival of its blockbuster franchise for a second season to air during the 2022-23 broadcast season on Wednesday, but original cast member William Petersen, who returned alongside Jorja Fox, is not expected to be back as Gil Grissom. It remains a possibility that Fox will reprise her role as Sara Sidle in the upcoming season.
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‘CSI: Vegas’ Renewed For Season 2 By CBS; William Petersen Won’t Reprise Role, Jorja Fox May Return

CBS has renewed freshman drama CSI: Vegas, a sequel to the groundbreaking 2000 series, for a second season to premiere during the 2022-2023 broadcast season. Season 1 of CSI: Vegas was led by the original series’ stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox. Petersen had only signed on to reprise his role as Gil Grissom in the initial 10-episode installment. He will not continue as an actor but will remain an executive producer for Season 2. According to sources, Fox’s contract allows her to continue as Sara Sidle if she chooses to, and the series’ producers are hopeful that she may...
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CSI: Vegas - Renewed for a 2nd Season *Updated William Petersen Not Returning*

Petersen had only signed on to reprise his role as Gil Grissom in the initial 10-episode installment. He will not continue as an actor but will remain an executive producer for Season 2. According to sources, Fox’s contract allows her to continue as Sara Sidle if she chooses to, and the series’ producers are hopeful that she may come back.
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CBS renews CSI: Vegas without William Petersen and, possibly, Jorja Fox

The CSI sequel series has been picked up for a second season without Petersen, who only agreed to reprise his Gil Grissom role for Season 1's 10 episodes. Jorja Fox also isn't on board for Season 2, but her contract gives her the option of returning as Sara Siddle if she chooses to -- and producers say they're hopeful she'll be back. “There’s no expectation on (Fox and Petersen)” to return for Season 2, showrunner Jason Tracey tells TVLine. “The door will always be open to a couple of legends, but we only asked them to come back to help us tell this finite number of episodes.” According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, "the pickup makes it four-for-four for CBS so far this season, with all of the network’s freshman scripted series that launched this fall getting extra orders — Season 2 pickup for CSI: Vegas, which was designed for a limited, serialized freshman run, and back/full season orders for dramas FBI: International and NCIS: Hawai’i as well as comedy Ghosts. CBS’ successful fall 2021 freshman class features four of the top five new series this season in total viewers."
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