*Looks like Laurence Fishburne will be sticking around the Las Vegas crime lab for at least another year.
Producers have renewed his deal to remain on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” through the 2010-11 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In the upcoming Season 10 finale of the CBS series, Fishburne’s character, Dr. Raymond Langston, faces off with two serial killers in a battle of wits that will conclude in a life-and-death cliffhanger.
One villain is played by Matt Ross (“Big Love”) in a guest-starring role. The other is Bill Irwin, who reprises his role as Nate Haskell, the Dick and Jane Killer.
Fishburne, who replaced former “CSI” star William Petersen two seasons ago, will also see his character get “a wardrobe makeover.” CBS said in August that research showed viewers wanted to see him more comfortable in his clothes.
The series is averaging 15.9 million viewers so far this season. Last season, it averaged 18.8 million viewers.
During the summer, Fishburne will appear in Robert Rodriguez’s “Predators” reboot and next year will appear in Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion.” He also will be starring onstage in “Thurgood” in Washington and Los Angeles.