Hart of Dixie‘s Tim Matheson is again playing doctor, in a two-episode arc on CSI. Only this time, it sounds like he might leave a lot of (gulp) dead bodies in his wake.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Matheson will guest-star in the CBS crime drama’s Season 13 finale (airing May 15) as Mr. Tate, a handsome, sophisticated and highly intelligent Ph.D. and M.D. who emerges as a suspect in a series of Dante’s Inferno-themed killings.
Matheson will continue the role this fall, in the already renewed series‘ Season 14 opener.
In addition to his current run on The CW’s Hart of Dixie (where he also directed the upcoming Season 2 finale), Matheson’s TV credits include The West Wing and, more recently, Burn Notice and White Coll
CBS has renewed its long-running procedural CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, expect it to find a primo slot in CBS’s 2013-2014 fall schedule.
The big news here is actually that CBS has re-signed series star Ted Danson to a contract extension, and he’ll be back to play CSI Night Shift Supervisor D.B. Russell for a third consecutive go-round. Danson took over as boss of the crew after Laurence Fishburne left CSI at the end of Season 11. Fellow cast members Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle, and Robert David Hall will also be back.
CSI and CSI: NY are teaming up for a two-part crossover in February.
CSI will kick things off in the first hour, with CSI: NY‘s Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) traveling to Las Vegas to surprise his girlfriend Christine (Megan Dodds). When she’s missing upon his arrival, he calls on D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) to help find her.
In the second part, airing on CSI: NY, Russell will go to New York as the pair searches to find out if Christine is still alive.
The procedurals previously staged a three-part crossover with the now-defunct CSI: Miami in 2009.
Part 1 will air Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10/9c and Part 2 will air Friday, Feb. 8 at 9/8c.
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Retired tennis pros Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport will guest-star on an episode of CSI in January, CBS announced Monday.
The former champions will play themselves on an episode in which the team investigates the death of a female professional tennis player, according to the network. Tennis commentator and CBS This Morning contributor Justin Gimelstob will also appear as himself.
Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles before retiring in 1989, and still holds the record for the best winning percentage (.900) in pro tennis history. Davenport won seven Grand Slams, as well as a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. She and Evert are both currently television commentators for the sport.