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'CSI' and its Laurence Fishburne problem

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With ratings for CSI sliding a bit this past season and some fans still preferring William Petersen’s Grissom over Laurence Fishburne’s Ray Langston, how is CBS addressing this problem?

By giving Fishburne a “wardrobe makeover.”

That’s what Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said to the Television Critics Assoc. at its summer press tour today. She said research showed viewers “wanted to see him more comfortable in his clothes.”

Really? I guess she was joking. I also doubt that’s why CSI is also bringing back Jorja Fox for six episodes. Seems like CSI die-hards just aren’t that into Ray Langston yet.

What do you think? Would you watch CSI more if they gave Fishburne/Langston spiffier duds, or are you still just missing Gil?

For more: CBS Executive Session