Big Apple 'CSI' Tempting Sinise
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By Cynthia Littleton
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Gary Sinise is being courted for the lead role in a new incarnation of "CSI" that CBS is planning for next season.
Sources said the network has had on-again, off-again talks with Sinise during the past few weeks. The prospect of the Emmy-winning actor signing on to star in "CSI: New York" seemed dim a week ago, but the discussions picked up again Thursday and Friday, sources said.
CBS needs to nail down the casting for the show soon because it intends to introduce the "CSI: New York" main characters in this season's second-to-last episode of "CSI: Miami," to air in May. Reps for CBS and Sinise, an Emmy winner for the 1997 TV movie "George Wallace" and an Oscar nominee for 1994's "Forrest Gump," declined comment.