Scoop: CSI Stages Cheers Reunion, Casts Peri Gilpin as Ted Danson's TV Wife

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Peri Gilpin CSITed Danson‘s CSI and Cheers worlds are about to collide.

The long-running CBS procedural has tapped Frasier alumna Peri Gilpin to join the cast as the wife of Danson’s D.B. Russell.

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Gilpin and Danson have appeared onscreen together twice before, first when the former played reporter Holly Matheson during Cheers‘ final season, and a decade later when the latter’s Sam Malone paid Kelsey Grammer’s Frasier a visit on the Cheers spinoff.

Gilpin’s CSI character, Allison — who will first appear in the May 9 finale and then return next season for multiple episodes — is “the intellectual equal of her brilliant husband, the one woman who doesn’t just rule his heart, but rules his life.”

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Comments (10)

  • Loved her on Frasier and was hoping to see her again on tv.

    Comment by Rose – April 5, 2012 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Peri Gilpin still a cast member on Make It or Break It?

    Comment by bad kevin – April 5, 2012 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope so! I think having parents (who actually care about their kids) on the show keeps it grounded. MIOBI needs her.

      Comment by Sloan – April 6, 2012 01:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We finally get to meet his wife!

    Comment by Erika – April 5, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why do you keep misleading readers with your NY Post Headlines that are so full of crap?

    Comment by giftsandadvice (@giftsandadvice) – April 5, 2012 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is going to send Frasier and Diane into a tailspin!

    Comment by TV Gord – April 5, 2012 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How is this a Cheers reunion? Talk about a reach.

    Comment by Walkie – April 5, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree, it’s not really a Cheers reunion, but I’m looking forward to seeing Russell’s wife. Danson and his character have been perfect addition to CSI-I just hope we don’t see less of the rest of the cast.

    Comment by suzi – April 5, 2012 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ted Danson is a perfect fit for CSI. I’m loving it. It will be fun to see some of that backstory on him and Fin. There’s some unspoken history there. It will be quite strange seeing Peri Gilpin not as Roz but fun too.

    Comment by Loki – April 6, 2012 04:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Also, am I the only one that thinks he’s still pretty hot?

    Comment by Loki – April 6, 2012 04:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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