CBS has renewed CSI for a fourteenth season, which will be going forward with star Ted Danson, who has signed a new contract extension.
Danson previously had a two-year deal that was up at the end of the current season, but he has signed a new two-year deal that will keep him on the show through the 2014-15 season. Danson earns over $200,000 per episode.
Also returning for the upcoming season are co-lead Elizabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Robert David Hall, Eric Szmanda, and Paul Guilfoyle.
The original CSI will likely be the sole series in the franchise still on the air in the 2014-15 season. CSI: Miami was canceled last May, and CSI: NY may have completed its run as well. The New York installment of the crime drama ended its ninth season last month, but so far there has been no word about whether it would be returning for another season.
Even if CSI: NY does get renewed for a tenth season, it will be going forward without Hill Harper, who plays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the series, and whose contract ended with the ninth season. Harper will instead be joining USA’s Covert Affairs, which will be going into its fourth season this summer.
Season 13 of CSI premiered on September 26, 2012. Sixteen episodes have aired so far, and the season finale is set for May 15, 2013.
“CSI is synonymous with CBS, and we are so proud of the series’ creative and commercial legacy and its continued success on our Network,” CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement. “The writers and producers have done an amazing job evolving CSI, reinventing the show around an incredible leading man in Ted Danson, the acclaimed Elisabeth Shue, and our beloved and talented core of original cast members.”
Are you glad CSI has been renewed for another season, and that Ted Danson will be returning? Do you think CSI:NY will be renewed for a tenth season?