We've Got Hollywood Covered

George Eads to be M.I.A. from ‘CSI’ for Part of Season

Actor fought with writer

"CSI" star George Eads will be absent from several episodes of the show this season after an argument with a writer on the show.

“George Eads will not appear in several episodes during the first half of the season," CBS Television Studios said in a statement. "We look forward to him returning to 'CSI' very soon.”

Eads, who has played Nick Stokes on the drama since its 2000 premiere, had a non-physical fight with the writer.

CBS declined to comment on the details of the altercation.

"CSI" returns Wednesday, Sept. 25.