Melina Kanakaredes is leaving and 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. “I’m a huge fan.”
Ward won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994 and 2000 for her roles on “Sisters” and “Once and Again,” also winning a Golden Globe for the latter role in 2001. Her other television credits include a recurring role on “House,” and the telefilms “Suburban Madness” and “Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story.” Her film credits include “The Guardian,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Fugitive.”
CSI: NY also stars Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Eddie Cahill, Anna Belknap, Hill Harper, A.J. Buckley and Robert Joy.
The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. The executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony E. Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue and Pam Veasey.