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Confirmed: Laurence Fishburne joins ‘CSI’ cast

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Laurence Fishburne, New Rochelle on Aug 18, 2008

The rumor is now true. New Rochelle’s Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast of the original “CSI” in the upcoming season’s ninth episode.

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Despite Aman Ali’s reservations about “having Morpheus on the show,” I think my fellow Suburbarazzo is focusing on the wrong Fishburne character. What the CBS melodrama could use is a little more levity, a little more of a stereotypical Western edge, a little more guitar playing without concern for making the chords look legit.

Yes, I’m talking about channeling his Cowboy Curtis character from “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

What better way to convey a “doctor/scientist outsider to the CSI unit who has the same genetic profile as a serial killer but hasn’t previously acted on any homicidal impulses”? Especially when everyone around Cowboy Curtis has always been prepared to “scream real loud”?

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
 
 
 
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