Gil Grissom remains as my favourite lead in CSI (arguably my favourite among all 3 of the CSI franchise) and I was totally disappointed that William Petersen decided to leave the series. However, I was optimistic that Laurence Fishburne's new character Dr. Raymond Langston would be a great successor but that didn't turn out so well. I still prefer Gil. And now I read that a new leading man will replace Doc Ray.
I'm a little amused that Ted Danson will be the chosen one. To me, he is still that funny bar tender from Cheers. Hahaha... hope he will help to bring up the series again!
Besides that, Marg Helgenberger will also be leaving the long running series towards the end of the upcoming season.
via CSI Files.