Ted Danson Gets a ‘CSI’ Wife

by | April 6, 2012 at 10:21 AM | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Peri Gilpin (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

It’s two degrees of “Cheers.”

“Frasier” star Peri Gilpin has been tapped to play Ted Danson’s wife on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Gilpin will play Allison, D.B. Russell’s better half, according to TV Line, which says she is “the intellectual equal of her brilliant husband, the one woman who doesn’t just rule his heart, but rules his life.”

She’ll first appear in the May 9 season finale and then return next season to appear in multiple episodes.

Danson and Gilpin crossed paths on-screen before when “Cheers” Sam Malone once visited “Frasier” on the “Cheers” spin-off.

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