Laurence Fishburne Exits 'CSI'
Reported by Outsiders - 12:44 AM 2011.06.08
Laurence Fishburne who signed on two years ago to replace William Petersen on "CSI" has decided not to return this Fall. Fishburne’s contract expired after the season 11 finale in May.
CBS and the veteran crime drama's producers were not surprised by Fishburne's decision. "Nobody expected him to be on the show for 7 years, it's Laurence Fishburne," one insider said.
CSI is expected to bring on a new actor to replace Fishburne.