Kanakaredes has starred on “CSI: NY” for all six seasons of the show; with her contract up, it’s believed the actress wanted to take a break and spend mroe time with her family.
“We hoped Melina would return to ‘CSI: NY’ for another season, but we respect her decision to move on,” CBS and CBS TV Studios said in a joint statement. “Her amazing talent and invaluable contribution to the success of the series are greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.”
Kanakaredes’ announcement comes as “CSI: NY” preps to resume production on July 28. Eye plans to replace Kanakaredes with another female lead.