When CSI: Cyber returns for a second season next fall with Ted Danson as a new regular opposite Patricia Arquette, it will be without one of the series’ original regulars, Peter MacNicol. I hear he will not be coming back as part of tweaks the spinoff is undergoing heading into Season 2.
MacNicol played Assistant Director Stavros Sifter, a career FBI insider and supervisor of Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette) for the Cyber Crime Division in Washington, D.C. Ryan, who didn’t need a boss, will not have one going forward. Danson will play his character from CSI, D.B. Russell, who crossed paths with Ryan in the Cyber planted spinoff episode of CSI last season. Despite Danson’s high-profile casting, sources close to the CSI: Cyber say the reasons for MacNicol’s departure were strictly creative.
CSI: Cyber‘s regular cast also includes James Van Der Beek, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss and Hayley Kiyoko. The series’ sophomore season is slated in the Sunday 10 PM slot this fall.