Carol Mendelsohn Steps Down as CSI Co-Showrunner

Don McGill will now serve as series’ showrunner

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 9:21 AM

The “CSI” crew is losing a long-standing member.

Series co-showrunner Carol Mendelsohn, who was with the show from its beginnings 14 years ago, is stepping down as day-to-day co-showrunner, leaving Don McGill as the program’s sole showrunner.

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McGill has served as co-showrunner since 2010.

Mendelsohn will remain as an executive producer on “CSI” and the upcoming “CSI: Cyber.”

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Mendelsohn characterized her “CSI” stint as “a long and amazing journey” in a statement.

“It’s been a long and amazing journey and I am so proud of ‘CSI’s’ continued success.  In handing over the helm to my dear friend and partner, Don McGill, I know he and our CSI team will carry on brilliantly what we’ve all created together.,” Mendelsohn said. “‘CSI,’ its cast and crew, writers and directors, will always be my family.  I have learned so much from each and every one of them.  About writing, producing and life.  For that, and so much more, I am forever grateful.

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The series wrapped its 14th season last month.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Mendelsohn’s exit.


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