April 12, 2012 12:44pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'CSI' Taps 'Breakout Kings' Co-Star as Ted Danson's Daughter (Exclusive)
The Season 12 finale of CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be a big family affair for Ted Danson's D.B. Russell.
The veteran procedural has tapped Breakout Kings co-star Brooke Nevin to play Maya, one of Russell's four kids, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Nevin will guest star in the season finale playing the outdoorsy Seattle-type woman who will be accompanied by her daughter, Kaitlyn (to be played by Eastwick's Mia Hays) who are in town to visit her parents. Maya is one of four of D.B.'s kids, and will be the second to pop up on the series. Brandon Jones previously played D.B.'s son, Charlie Russell, in a pair of episodes and is expected to return in the hour.
Nevin, repped by InVision Artists Talent Management, Talent Works and Kritzer Levine, stars as Julianne "Jules" Simms on A&E's Breakout Kings.
The Season 12 finale, set to air Wednesday, May 9 at 10 p.m., will also feature Peri Gilpin's first appearance in her multiepisode arc as D.B.'s wife, Allison.
In addition, Jaclyn Smith will return for the season finale and reprise her role as Hodges' (Wallace Langham) long-mentioned but rarely seen pushy mother Olivia.
Nevin, Gilpin and Smith also join Conor O'Farrell, who will reprise his role as Undersheriff Jeffrey McKeen in the "Homecoming" episode.
In the hour, O'Farrell will resurface when a friend of the sheriff (Prison Break's Barbara Eve Harris) becomes a prime suspect in his wife's brutal murder and the investigation's political fallout reveals the truth behind D.B.'s troubled history with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue).