April 22nd, 2008 13:58 EST
Go Now: April 21, 2008
This is Garrett Godwin, and this is Go Now. It is where to bring the latest on the addictive world that we all know and love so much as the world of entertainment here at the SOP ... because on this special edition, the evidence never lies.
Leaving Las Vegas
Sources from TV Guide's very own Ausiello has stated that Gary Dourdan, aka Warrick Brown, will be leaving the crime lab of Sin City after this season. William Petersen has already signed up for next year, with Marg Helgenberger and George Eads following his lead. Dourdan's contract, on the other hand, is set to expire next month.
This marks the second exit from the original cast. Last November, Jorja Fox left the series before the writers' strike after seven years as Sara Sidle.
An insider for CBS has stated that Dourdan, 41, and CSI execs have split amicably due to "creative reasons". However, it has also been said that the actor was either let go or it was due to an "ongoing problem personal" to Dourdan. The search for his replacement is underway.
Dourdan's final days as a CSI could be on the season finale, Thursday, May 15 on CBS.
Going, Going, Gone From Miami
Breaking news from TV Guide.com has been confirmed that actress Khandi Alexander will be leaving CSI: Miami after this season. Alexander has been medical examiner Alexx Woods since the pilot in 2002.
There's no official word yet on her exit, but Miami execs are already looking for her replacement, and it is possible that the new ME could be male.
For more scoop from Ausiello, get the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, or go online at www.tvguide.com.Well, that is all the time we have here today, so thank you for joining me. If you like what you hear so far, then check out Del Marbrook’s “Hot Copy” segments and The American Perspective with the lovely, beautiful, and talented Judyth Piazza, here at www.thesop.org.
This is Garrett Godwin, and once again, I have to Go Now. I’ll see you later.
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