'CSI': Jorja Fox Back as Series Regular

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LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 12:  Actress Jorja Fox arrives at the grand opening of the CSI: The Experience attraction at MGM Grand Hotel/Casino September 12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CSI is officially welcoming back a familiar face.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that former series regular – and recent guest star -- Jorja Fox will appear full-time on the CBS crime procedural, as first reported by TV Line.

Fox first appeared as Sara Sidle on CSI in Season 1 and departed early in Season 8. She returned as a guest star the following season and has remained billed as such through last season.

Ted Danson joins the veteran series’ 12th season as its new team leader – replacing Laurence Fishburne – and also see the drama move from its longtime Thursday night time slot to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 21.

Series creator Anthony Zuiker also swapped studios from his longtime home at CBS to ABC Studios.

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Jorja Fox Back on the Case at 'CSI'