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CSI Rehires Actor

CBS has rehired CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor Jorja Fox, and George Eads is likely to come back, as well.

Both actors have said during the past week that their terminations were the result of misunderstandings with the network. Fox said CBS never received a letter she signed confirming terms of her contract, while Eads said he overslept and showed up three-and-a-half hours late to his first day of work last Thursday.

Both Fox and Eads will likely earn the same $100,000-per-episode salaries they had been  making. CBS fired the actors last week because executives there believed both Fox and Eads were planning to stage a work stoppage in an attempt to boost their salaries.

Paige Albiniak
Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.