CSI: NY Exclusive: Rob Morrow Cast In Scorching Season-Opening Arc

Rob MorrowCSI: NY will be on fire — literally — when it kicks off Season 9, and to hopefully help put out the flames, the CBS drama is recruiting Rob Morrow.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Numb3rs alum will guest-star in the new season’s first two episodes as a previously convicted arsonist who has recently been released from prison. When a new rash of fires erupt across New York City, the NYPD and the CSIs turn to Morrow’s expert firebug for help.

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Since the end of Numb3rs six-season run, Morrow has fronted the ABC legal drama The Whole Truth and guested on several episodes of Entourage.

CSI: NY, one of 19 shows renewed by CBS for the 2012-13 TV season, will air this fall on Fridays at 8/7c — and hour earlier than in recent years, leading into the new legal drama Made In Jersey.

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