We guess she wanted to move on!
CSI: NY's Melina Kanakaredes is not returning to the show after 6 seasons. Supposedly her contract was up and while CBS offered a new deal she wasn't interested.
"I made some amazing and lifelong friendships during my six seasons on CSI: NY, and I will treasure them forever!"
As for a possible replacement, rumor has it that Sela Ward is under consideration to star opposite Gary Sinise in the show's upcoming 7th season.
She could be good!
And best of luck to Melina!
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