CBS has rehired “CSI” star Jorja Fox and is talking to George Eads about a reprieve as well.
Fox will be back on the set of “CSI” when the show resumes production next week. The actress was axed last week when CBS execs believed she had failed to comply with a request to sign a letter stating she had no plans to skip work while she and several other thesps sought raises.
Thesp, via reps, has said she did return the letter but did so via mail rather than fax, making the entire incident a misunderstanding. It’s unclear if CBS ever received Fox’s form in the mail.
Fox is apparently returning to “CSI” at the same salary of roughly $100,000 per episode she had been making before she was fired. A rep for Fox didn’t respond to email and telephone requests for comment.
As for Eads, it’s too soon to say if he’ll be back, but all signs Thursday afternoon pointed to an amicable resolution.
ollowing Eads’ public apology Wednesday in front of TV critics, Eye execs have begun talking to the actor and his reps about coming back to the show. Eads said he had reached out personally to Viacom co-prexy/co-chief operating officer Les Moonves, arguing that he never meant to skip work.
Eads told critics he had seriously overslept but was told to stay home when he tried to come to work last week.
CBS declined comment.