Original cast member George Eads will leave CSI after 15 seasons, stoking speculation that the procedural will not be renewed for Season 16.
George Eads, who has played the role of CSI Nick Stokes since the series’ pilot, will exit the show at the conclusion of the current season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Sources say Eads’ departure was amicable and that his character’s exit will be connected to the resolution of the Gig Harbor Killer case. However, it remains unclear exactly how his character will be written out of the series.
CBS cut the show’s Season 15 order last month, adding to those cancellation fears. The network has yet to comment on the departure.
Watch this space as we watch the CBS cancellation trapdoor…