Fishburne becomes prime 'CSI' suspect

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Laurence Fishburne is in talks to succeed William Petersen as the star of CBS' veteran crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

CBS and CBS Par's search has been shrouded in secrecy, but sources say Fishburne is being heavily courted to play the new character, a doctor/scientist outsider to the CSI unit who has the same genetic profile as a serial killer.

Fishburne had been mentioned as one of the "CSI" producers' top choices for the role, along with John Malkovich and Kurt Russell. (Nellie Andreeva)
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