Back in July, CBS announced that Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) would be returning to the network to appear in five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this season (she left the show in 2007 and has made appearances since then). But now that five-episode return is being extended indefinitely, according to executive producer Carol Mendelsohn:
“We will be seeing a lot more of Jorja,” says Mendelsohn. “The season is about bringing the [CSI] family back together again, so [this] was just a natural. Jorja has been the glue that has really helped to reform the bond of our team.”
An exact number hasn’t been nailed down yet, but Mendelsohn tells EW that it’ll definitely be for more than five:
“From our point of view, the more the better,” she says. “As many episodes as we can have Jorja for we want her for.”
And what of Sara’s on-screen husband Grissom (played by William Petersen)? Well, there are no current plans for his return:
“We will address the fact that Grissom is somewhere else and Sara is living in Vegas,” she reveals. “Everyone on the team is a little interested. They’re like, ‘What’s the deal? Grissom’s there, you’re here, how does that work?’
“They are a very modern couple and they have a very healthy relationship,” Mendelsohn elaborates. “They have found a balance in their life that allows them to still feel fulfilled in their marriage and their careers. If it works for them, it works for us.”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation airs Thursday’s at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.