For a split second, I was very very angry at the thought of Ted Danson replacing Laurence Fishburne on CSI. How DARE they break up the best pot smoking duo on TV since Cheech and Chong? Seriously, Danson and Zach Galifianakis are the two reasons I watch Bored to Death. It sure ain’t Jason Schwartzman. But then I kept reading and realized that he’s going to be able to do both. PHEW. Crisis averted people! We can put down the pitchforks.
Anyway, Danson’s character joins the motley crew of forensic scientists as the former head of the Portland forensics team and will probably have a single quirk that defines his character. Like the previous lead actors before him it could be bugs or having a daughter in porn. I give the show a hard time, but I can’t blame Danson for wanting to get paid. And besides, I know he knows at some point he’ll eventually get to say “We found the semen!”