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'CSI: NY's' Sela Ward: 'The dialogue alone makes your head spin.'

16 September 2010 2:30 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Sela Ward didn't have much to go on when she was offered "CSI: NY," but one factor made all the difference: Gary Sinise.

The Emmy winner for both "Sisters" and "Once and Again" returns to series work when she joins the CBS crime drama in its seventh-season premiere Friday, Sept. 24. Replacing Melina Kanakaredes -- who opted out of the show -- Ward is creating a fresh character as forensics detective Jo Danville, giving her lots of interaction with Sinise's alter ego Mac Taylor.

And that's something Ward couldn't resist.

The actress has fond memories of the time she and Sinise shared on the award circuit in the mid-'90s when they were winning honors for cable-movie biographies, she for Lifetime's "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story" and he for HBO's "Truman."

"We were seated next to each other several times," Ward tells Zap2it, "and I kept thinking, 'This is the neatest guy. »


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'CSI: NY': Gary Sinise and Sela Ward's paths cross again

15 September 2010 3:18 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Gary Sinise is in new co-star Sela Ward's company for the upcoming season of "CSI: NY," but it isn't the first time.

With location filming in New York set for next week, production is well under way on the CBS drama's seventh year, which launches in the series' new Friday slot Sept. 24. While investigating a murder inside the crime lab itself, Sinise's Detective Mac Taylor welcomes forensics sleuth Jo Danville (Ward), the replacement for Stella Bonasera with the departure of founding cast member Melina Kanakaredes.

The arrival of "Once and Again" and "Sisters" Emmy winner Ward has given Sinise, who's also a producer on "CSI: NY," a pleasant reunion. "I met her once, back in the '90s, when we were on the award-show circuit," he tells Zap2it. "I was being nominated for (the HBO film) 'Truman,' and she also was in the TV-movie category for »


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Sela Ward to Replace Melina Kanakaredes on CSI: NY

13 July 2010 10:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sela Ward joins CSI: NY We reported just yesterday that actress Melina Kanakaredes was leaving the hit CBS show CSI: NY and today the network had already announced her replacement. CBS just issued a press release stating that actress Sela Ward will be taking Kanakaredes' place on CSI: NY. Here's the full press release below.

Sela Ward will join the cast of CSI: NY as an experienced investigator from Washington, D.C., whose work is driven by her empathy for the victim. Ward will make her first appearance in the season premiere when the show moves to Fridays at 9:00 Pm this fall.

"We are delighted to have Sela joining CSI: NY," said Executive Producer Pam Veasey. "With the exciting stories planned for Season 7, she'll be a dynamic addition to the cast and the team."

"I am thrilled to be working with Gary and this terrific group of people," said Ward. »

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