According to The Hollywood Reporter, former CSI favorite Jorja Fox will be coming back from the jungle and rejoining the series for its 10th season — at least for five episodes. Last seen in a cameo in William Petersen’s final episode in January when their characters Sara Sidle and Gil Grissom reunited in Costa Rica, Fox will reprise her role as Sara.
“We’re thrilled for Jorja’s return to CSI,” said executive producer/showrunner Carol Mendelsohn in the article. “The viewers and longtime CSI fans will be excited to discover where life has taken Sara Sidle and what brings her back to the CSI team in Las Vegas in our premiere episode.”
According to the article, there are no immediate plans for Petersen, whose character had a romantic relationship with Sara, to return for more episodes. Instead, the shows producers are reportedly making “significant” creative changes to the show to combat a ratings slide after the departure of Petersen.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation returns with new episodes on Sept. 24.