'CSI: Cyber' season 2 spoilers: D.B. Russell played by Ted Danson is new series regular; frictio between Russell and Avery


Fans of the long running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation may have had to say goodbye to the show after a 15-year-run but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to say goodbye to all of the characters who have made their mark on the show.

According to a report by KSite TV, Ted Danson’s D.B. Russell will be joining the cast of CSI:Cyber as a series regular.

Danson will start appearing in the October 7 episode entitled Why-Fi in which the team will investigate a burglary/homicide and search for a perpetrator who was able to hack the home security remotely.

Also in the premiere episode, Krumitz (Charley Koontz) will find himself a witness in his sister’s trial after she killed the parolee who killed their parents, while Elijah (James van der Beek) will have to deal with a sensitive family issue himself.

Meanwhile, Avery (Patricia Arquette) will be considering whether its time for her to take on a different role in the FBI such as taking over the position of Simon Sifter.

Not an issue with CSI’s D.B. Russell as he has decided to take on the role as the new director of Next Generation Forensics as it transferred to Washington, D.C.

“I’m off to do ‘CSI: Cyber’ and I’m really looking forward to it. I get to work with Patricia and James [Van Der Beek] and Peter [MacNicol], a bunch of really interesting folks,” said Danson to Zap2it.

Meanwhile, Avery’s transition would not be as smooth and as easy as everyone has hoped as the changes will see some friction with newcomer Russell.

“It means different things for her job. She sees that Sifter’s job involved a lot of dealing with the brass and the politics of cyber,” said Pam Veasy, the show’s executive producer to TV Guide.