CSI Books Battlestar Alum Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica‘s Starbuck, is set to guest star on CBS’s hit series CSI. Michael Ausiello is reporting that she’ll play “Detective Reed, a smart, tough, and feisty investigator with an acknowledged lack of sensitivity.” The role has the potential to become recurring.

The ironic thing is that Sackhoff was the CSI producers’ choice for the role of Riley Adams three years ago, but the network was against hiring her. The part ended up going to Lauren Lee Smith, though she was eventually fired.

Sackhoff was last seen as CTU mole Dana Walsh on 24 and she’ll be reprising her role on The Big Bang Theory this coming season. Look for her appearance on CSI to air during November sweeps.

The eleventh season of CSI will premiere on September 23rd at 9pm on CBS. You can find all the Fall 2010 TV premiere dates here.

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