Elizabeth Shue to Take Over on CSI

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It will soon be back to Las Vegas for Elizabeth Shue.

The long-time movie star, whose role in the movie Leaving Las Vegas earned her an Oscar nomination, will debut as a series regular on CSI in February.

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Shue will essentially take over for Marg Helgenberger, who is leaving the drama after 11 seasons as Catherine Willows.

Look for Shue's agent to have a history with Ted Danson's D.B. Russell and to have recently completed an anger management course.

"While it’s difficult to say goodbye to a beloved character like Catherine Willows, it's exciting to start a journey with a new CSI, especially when that character is played by Elisabeth Shue," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said in a statement. "The new CSI also struggles with 'brutal honesty issues' and suffers no fools."

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