Ted Danson Signed On To CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Posted on Wed Jul 13, 2011 09:35 AM PDT

tdanson071311_230.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Ted Danson is joining the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The former Cheers star will be the Las Vegas CSI team's new supervisor of the graveyard shift when the 12th season premieres September 21. The 63-year-old actor is taking the role over from Laurence Fishburne, who played Dr. Raymond Langston for two-and-a-half seasons.

"You can create a new character on the page, but until the perfect actor comes along and breathes life into it, it's just words," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said in a CBS press release. "We're very excited Ted Danson came along."

In addition to CSI, Danson will remain a series regular on the HBO comedy Bored to Death.