US Magazine is reporting that Ted Danson will replace Laurence Fishburne on the cast of CSI. Washington Post story. And, Inside TV @ EW I have to say I like this move. I found myself liking 'Ray Langston' at times, and at other times completely uninterested in him. I didn't like the progression from University Professor to Crime Lab Go To Guy in a matter of episodes. And the story line with the serial killer who wouldn't die didn't really capture me. It was good the first time around - the subsequent times through the storyline didn't thrill me. I haven't seen any of Ted Danson's more recent work, but I think he's a good actor who could fit in really well with the cast that's already assembled. Obviously alot depends on the character they have written for him, but in my minds eye, I can see this being a good fit and refreshing the series a little bit. That's my hope anyway. CSI is one of the staples around our house, and it was at times tough to watch last season, so hopefully they can regroup and recover some of their lost popularity!