The CSI lab is about to get a little less crowded.
TV Guide is reporting that cast member Gary Dourdan will be leaving CSI: Crime Scene Investigation when his contract expires next month. Although they could not pinpoint the episode when the character Warrick will make his grande exit, they estimate that it will be the season finale on May 15.
William Petersen, who plays Grissom, has renewed his contract with the show. Castmates Marg Helgenberger and George Eads are expected to do the same.
According to the TV Guide’s “Ask Ausiello,” the show’s producers are now looking for a new actor “in his late twenties to early thirties to play Ray Santoro, a ‘handsome, smart and athletic’ CSI who transfers from Henderson to join the graveyard shift at the Las Vegas crime lab.”