Actress Marg Helgenberger appeared at the CBS presentation to the media Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour and announced that next season will be her last on "CSI," reports E! Online.
"I’ve been itching to get back on the stage, but it’s been hard,” Helgenberger said. “The commitment on this show and then raising a son, who’s now 20 — a production assistant on ‘CSI’! He was 9 when I started the show. That’s one of the cute things about being on this show as long as you’ve been on. A lot of crew members’ children who were all little kids at the time are now working on staff. That’s what makes it even more of a family and even harder to leave."
While she said the move was her decision, Helgenberger would not shut the door entirely, saying there’s still a chance she will come back. "They’ve always left the door open for me," she said.