Elisabeth Shue Is Going to Be Awesome (and Angry) on 'CSI'

Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
Catherine Willows, played by Marg Helgenberger, may be leaving CBS's CSI in January, but here's some total awesomeness! Come February, actress Elisabeth Shue (love her!) will be coming to a TV near you, as she'll be joining the cast of CSI. If, like me, you've been hoping to see more "extreme Shue" ever since her mind-blowing and Oscar-nominated role in Leaving Las Vegas in 1995, this could be it!

Shue is set to play a CSI who just completed anger management training, and executive producer Carol Mendelsohn says her character "struggles with brutal honesty issues and suffers no fools." Oh yeah ... bring it on! This is the kind of Shue we've been waiting for!


According to executive producer Don McGill, "Elisabeth’s character will share a past, in another crime lab, with Ted Danson’s character [D.B. Russell]. The first time things didn’t go so well between the two of them. Maybe the second time’s the charm, or not." Oooh, sounds juicy. Cause we all know anger management never magically disappears for the extreme cases on these crime shows. Making for some dang good TV, of course.

Shue has taken on more emotionally lightweight roles over the years in Piranha 3D, Adventures in Babysitting, and The Karate Kid; however, more recently she was also in the running for The Good Wife. I can see that. And this new role on CSI sounds wonderfully intense, meaty, and interesting. Perfect for the super-cool mom of three, making her acting comeback on TV.

Elisabeth's Shue new character will be introduced in the February 15th episode of CSI.

Are you looking forward to Elisabeth Shue's new role?


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