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

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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In other CSI news, CBS confirms that Jaclyn Smith will reprise her role as Hodges mother in the finale.

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10 Comments
  1. Rose says:

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

  2. bad kevin says:

    Is Peri Gilpin still a cast member on Make It or Break It?

    • Sloan says:

      I hope so! I think having parents (who actually care about their kids) on the show keeps it grounded. MIOBI needs her.

  3. Erika says:

    We finally get to meet his wife!

  4. Why do you keep misleading readers with your NY Post Headlines that are so full of crap?

  5. TV Gord says:

    This is going to send Frasier and Diane into a tailspin!

  6. Walkie says:

    How is this a Cheers reunion? Talk about a reach.

  7. suzi says:

    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.

  8. Loki says:

    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.

  9. Loki says:

    Also, am I the only one that thinks he’s still pretty hot?

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