July 15, 2004

Two CSI stars axed

George Eads and Jorja Fox have been axed from CBS' high-rated CSI, according to Daily Variety's Thursday edition. This comes on the heels of CSI picking up multiple Emmy award nominations earlier today.

The firings came after both Eads and Fox reportedly made it known to their bosses that, in the tradition of employees everywhere, they'd like to make more money.

Eads expressed his desire for a bigger paycheck by skipping the first day of shooting Thursday for CSI's fifth season, Variety said.

Fox, who did show up for work, drew the wrath of CBS execs for failing to, as Variety put it, "reply to a letter asking her if she had any plans to not show up for work."

In both cases, CBS invoked breach of contract. Eads and Fox each had two years left on their TV standard seven-year contracts.

Not pausing for a moment at their chalk outlines, Variety said the network has already begun searching for Eads' and Fox's replacements.

CSI, and it's two spin-offs, the two year-old CSI: Miami along with the fledgeling CSI: NY, return with new episodes in September.

Posted by mhking at July 15, 2004 11:15 PM

I think that just sux. i really like that show. it was/is good because of the ensemple cast. it seemed like the chemistry was just right. as the best of the 2 current csi's i think this was a mistake.

Posted by: rick at July 16, 2004 08:56 AM

Bummer. I like those 2,and I agree with Rick

Posted by: Fausta at July 16, 2004 10:23 AM

I'm a fan of that show, and "Sara" was a favorite.

Posted by: La Shawn at July 16, 2004 11:32 AM

I dunno, I had such a hard time deciding whether Fox was hot or not. I kept "Kerrying" on the matter....

Posted by: Sharp as a Marble at July 16, 2004 05:50 PM

I think it is unfair and i will never watch an episode of CSI again without Jorja in it

Posted by: linda at July 18, 2004 08:01 AM

I feel that a contract is a contract and when you say yes to an amount you abide by it or move on. Discussions are great but a contract is a contract. One must always abide by his/her word for what else could we put our hat on.


Posted by: Bob at July 19, 2004 01:15 PM

This is a lose - lose situation for everyone - CBS looses, the Actors loose, and the fans loose. George and Jorja should have accepted the modest raises they were offered. There was nothing wrong with the $100,000.00 per episode they were making in the first place. That's around $ 2.3 million a year folks plus royalties from DVDs and syndication broadcasts. For that kind of money, I would kiss the bootie of every CBS executive right in the middle of Santa Monica Blvd for as long as they wanted me to do so.

Posted by: Shenan at July 19, 2004 07:44 PM

George and Jorja cant be taken off the show even though william(Grissim) is the main character i think most people like george and jorja over him. TAKE THEM BACK

Posted by: cristina at September 16, 2004 03:57 AM
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