Ted Danson will exit “CSI: Cyber” after just one season, CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller confirmed on Tuesday at the TCA winter press tour.
Danson played D.B. Russell on “CSI” for four years, then switched over to the spinoff after the original show ended in Sept.
NBC announced Tuesday that Danson will star in a new Mike Schur series “Good Place” alongside Kristen Bell. Bell plays Eleanor, a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior.
Danson plays Michael who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course. NBC ordered 13 episodes of the show last August during the network’s TCA day.
Danson’s exit does not bode well for “CSI: Cyber,” as the show recently lost its time slot to “Elementary.”
“Elementary” will shift to “CSI: Cyber’s” time slot on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET, beginning March 20. “CSI: Cyber” will move to the temporary time slot of Wednesdays at 10 on March 2 and March 9. It is not known at this time when new episodes of “Cyber” will air following these special airings.
“Cyber” has been a consistent, if somewhat lackluster, ratings performer, with this season thus far averaging six million viewers per episode, but only a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.
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