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A former star of Frasier will join CSI for a multi-episode arc as Ted Danson’s wife.

EW has learned that Peri Gilpin will play Allison, the wife of D.B. Russell (Danson). She was born into a well-to-do and well-established family, and according to the official description: “She grew up in a world of sailboats and stables and society pages. The apple of her banker father’s eye, Allison could have had any suitor she wanted. But always rebellious, she chose to turn her back on privilege, marrying the iconoclastic criminalist, D.B. Russell. She is the keeper of the hearth at home with an easy way about her that belies an iron will. She is the intellectual equal of her brilliant husband, the one woman who doesn’t just rule his heart, but rules his life.”

Gilpin will debut on May 9. Her most recent TV appearances include spots on Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Desperate Housewives. She starred on Frasier from 1993 to 2004.

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