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Original 'CSI' Cast Member Will Stay Put THR

One of the mainstays of CBS's crime procedural "CSI" has signed a new one-year deal to remain on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. George Eads, who has been on the show since its debut in 2000, will return for season 13.

Eads plays veteran crime scene investigator Nick Stokes. Paul Guilfoyle and Eric Szmanda are the other main cast members who have been on the show since the beginning.

CBS announced in March that "CSI" would be back for a 13th season, with Ted Danson now heading up the show. He took over for Laurence Fishburne, who had taken over for series original William Petersen.

Elisabeth Shue is also on board now, having taken the spot previously held down by Marg Helgenberger.