The Oscar-nominated actress has been tapped to replace the CBS procedural’s longtime leading lady Marg Helgenberger, who is set to exit the series in January.
Shue joins the team as a fresh-out-of-anger-management CSI who may or may not have been fired by Ted Danson’s D.B. Russell back at their previous precinct in Seattle.
“The first time things didn’t go so well between the two of them,” executive producer Don McGill previews. “Maybe the second time’s the charm…or not.”
Helgenberger — and her beloved crime-solver Catherine Willows — meanwhile, may still pop up for the occasional guest spot.
Shue makes her CSI debut on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10/9c.