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[08/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
Keeping It Fresh: New Faces to Appear on CBS's Returning Hit Dramas

[via press release from CBS]

KEEPING IT FRESH: NEW FACES TO APPEAR ON CBS'S RETURNING HIT DRAMAS

New Characters Will Enhance Existing Casts While Allowing New Storytelling Entry Points and Different Points of View

Sarah Brown, Dylan Bruno, Diane Farr, Lauren Holly, Eva La Rue, Cote de Pablo, Roselyn Sanchez and Ron Yuan Are Among the New Faces

New characters will appear in six of CBS's returning hit dramas as the Network freshens its successful series while allowing for new storytelling entry points and different perspectives.

CSI: MIAMI, NCIS, CSI: NY, WITHOUT A TRACE, NUMB3RS and COLD CASE will all feature new faces in the coming season, with their characters adding conflict and tension to their respective series.

The new actors and the characters they will play include:

CSI: MIAMI

--Eva La Rue stars as Natalia Boa Vista, a beautiful new CSI who, upon receiving major government funding to investigate cold cases, creates unexpected tension within the lab. La Rue is best known for her role as Dr. Maria Santos on "All My Children," for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1997.

NCIS

--Lauren Holly stars as the new director of NCIS who has a romantic history with Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon). Holly is best known for her roles in "Picket Fences" and "Chicago Hope," both on the Network. She has also appeared in the films "Dumb & Dumber," "Any Given Sunday" and "What Women Want."

--Cote de Pablo portrays NCIS agent Ziva David, an Israeli terrorist expert who interferes with Gibbs' investigation into the death of agent Kate Todd. Cote de Pablo has appeared in "The Education of Max Bickford" on CBS, "The Street" and numerous theater productions.

CSI: NY

--Ron Yuan portrays new coroner Dr. Evan Zao, who replaces Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) as medical examiner. Dr. Hawkes is now in the field as a CSI with Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) as his mentor. Yuan appeared in the theatrical film "The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay."

WITHOUT A TRACE

--Roselyn Sanchez plays a former cop who joins the FBI's missing persons squad. Sanchez, a former Miss America Petite, has guest starred in "Nash Bridges," "Kojak," "The Drew Carey Show" and appeared in the film "Rush Hour II."

NUMB3RS

--Diane Farr portrays Special Agent Megan Reeves, who studied at Quantico in the Behavioral Science Unit and has been recently assigned to the Los Angeles FBI office to work alongside Det. Don Eppes (Rob Morrow). Farr is best known for her roles in "Rescue Me," "The Job," "The Drew Carey Show," "Roswell" and as a host of MTV's "Loveline."

--Dylan Bruno plays FBI agent Colby Granger. Bruno's television credits include "CSI: Miami," "Nash Bridges" and "Touched By An Angel," all on CBS, the television movie "Pennsylvania Miner's Story" and the theatrical "Saving Private Ryan."

COLD CASE

--Sarah Brown plays Josie Sutton, a cop in her late '20s who arrives under a cloud of suspicion regarding a sex scandal with her former sergeant. Brown began her career on "General Hospital," where she won three Daytime Emmy Awards for the role of Carly Corinthos.





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· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DREW CAREY SHOW, THE (ABC)
· EDUCATION OF MAX BICKFORD, THE (CBS)
· JOB, THE (ABC)
· KOJAK (USA)
· NASH BRIDGES (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· PENNSYLVANIA MINERS' STORY, THE (ABC)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· STREET, THE (FOX)
· TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (CBS)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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