Confirmed: Laurence Fishburne joins ‘CSI’ cast

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”?

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Chris Serico

A Westchester native and Boston College grad, Chris Serico will host your game show for scale. A features reporter for the The Journal News, he's also written for the newspaper's Listening Room, Suburbarazzi and Remote Access entertainment blogs. For those about to rock, he salutes you.