July 20, 2009 / 2:21 AM / 11 years ago

Jorja Fox back on the case at "CSI"

Actress Jorja Fox (R) looks at co-stars George Eads (C) and Eric Szmanda during the panel for the CBS television show 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' at the 'Television Critics Association' summer 2006 media tour in Pasadena, California July 16, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - She’s back from the jungle!

“CSI” favorite Jorja Fox, last seen in a cameo in William Petersen’s final episode in January when their characters reunited in Costa Rica, is returning to the crime drama.

She is said to appear in five episodes of the series’ upcoming 10th season, reprising her role as Sara Sidle.

“We’re thrilled for Jorja’s return to CSI,” said executive producer/showrunner Carol Mendelsohn. “The viewers and longtime CSI fans will be excited to discover where life has taken Sara Sidle and what brings her back to the CSI team in Las Vegas in our premiere episode.”

There are no immediate plans for Petersen, whose character had a romantic relationship with Sara, to return for more episodes.

CBS executives and “CSI” producers had said that they were looking to make significant creative changes on the show next season following a ratings slide in the wake of Petersen’s replacement by Laurence Fishburne.

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” returns with new episodes September 24.

Fox, one of the show’s original cast members, left during the eighth season, when her character, suffering job burnout, decided to leave the crime lab to deal with past demons.

Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters

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