Belfast Telegraph

Ted Danson is hard at work on CSI

Ted Danson was announced as the new star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation just three weeks ago, but he is already in production - and appears to be a bit dazed by the suddenness of it all.

"My jaw is kind of hanging down," he told reporters.

Danson plays the new supervisor for the Las Vegas CSI team. He steps into the position most recently filled by Laurence Fishburne, who had been on the long-running CBS drama since its 2008-09 season.

Danson first found TV stardom nearly 30 years ago playing Boston bar owner Sam Malone on Cheers.

While he has had a variety of roles since then, he said he had never played in a crime drama before but even now, he added: "They still won't give me a gun."

CSI will begin its 12th season in the US on September 21.

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