Laurence Fishburne Leaving CSI

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Actor Laurence Fishburne speaks onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Laurence Fishburne Photo: Kevin Winter/2010 Getty Images

Laurence Fishburne won't be back on CSI this coming season. The actor is not renewing his contract, though it's not clear yet who if anyone will replace his Dr. Raymond Langston when the show moves to Wednesdays in the fall. Langston ended last season finally killing his serial-killer nemesis, so his exit is not particularly implausible, especially for CSI, which has seen its share of character exits. [Variety]