Edward James Olmos to Guest on CSI:NY

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos is headed back to the small screen, even if it is only for one episode. The former Admiral William Adama has taken his first television role since Battlestar Galactica. TV Guide reports he will appear in an October episode of CSI: NY, playing a former gang leader who gets out of prison after fifteen years and seeks revenge on Mac Taylor, whom he blames for the incarceration.

The casting adds some luster to what could be a bumpy season for CSI: NY. Melina Kanakaredes has left the show and will be replaced by Sela Ward and the show’s timeslot will now be Friday nights at 9pm/7 central with the seventh season premiering on September 24.

What do you think of this casting? Are you happy to see Edward James Olmos back on television or have the changes already pushed CSI: NY off your to-watch list?