Today’s News: Our Take – CSI Welcomes Ted Danson, Prepares to Say Goodbye to Marg Helgenberger

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Marg Helgenberger, Jorja Fox, Ted Danson | Photo Credits: Robert Voets/CBS

The addition of Ted Danson to the CSI cast won’t be the only change taking place on the veteran CBS drama in Season 12.

Danson’s character, D.B. Russell, is a family man who was raised by hippies and has a healthy relationship with his work. As such, producers suggest that the new season will feature a sunnier tone. “Last season we were chasing a serial killer … that arc has come to an end,” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said at CBS’ fall TV previews. “With the introduction of our new CSI supervisor who has his own process, I think you can say it’s a lighter season.”

Danson replaces the departing Laurence Fishburne, whose character was last seen …

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