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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