Fishburne Joins CSI Cast

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2008 5:17 PM CDT
Actor Laurence Fishburne, left, and his wife Gina Torres arrive for the premiere of Columbia Pictures' film "21" at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 12, 2008.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Laurence Fishburne, who starred in Boyz in the Hood and The Matrix, will return to TV this fall, joining the cast of CSI. Fishburne will replace William Petersen and will play an ex-pathologist now teaching a college course in criminalistics, reports TV Guide. He'll first appear in the hit CBS show's ninth episode, currently set to air December 11.