James Van Der Beek leads ‘CSI’ spinoff

James Van Der Beek leads ‘CSI’ spinoff

SPINOFF: James Van Der Beek is heading to "CSI." Photo: Associated Press

Actor James Van Der Beek has been tapped to join the upcoming “CSI” spin-off series, “CSI: Cyber.”.

The former “Dawson’s Creek” star is returning to the small screen in a lead role opposite Patricia Arquette.

Inspired by the work of a real-life cyberpsychologist, the series centres on Special Agent Avery Ryan, played by Arquette, who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, while Van Der Beek plays Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics.

It marks a return to the drama genre for Van Der Beek, who was most recently featured on two comedies, “Friends with Better Lives” and “Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23,” which were both cancelled after one season.

Former “Ally McBeal” star Peter MacNicol and “Community” actor Charley Koontz also feature in “CSI: Cyber.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

New Chapter House could open as early as next fall

chapter house 2015

Officials involved with the rebuild of the Chapter House say they've had to scrap plans to step up their timetable.

in Local

Upstate police chief offers “angels” to help drug addicts


COOPERSTOWN — An upstate New York police chief says starting today, his department is looking to make a “revolutionary change”…

in Local

Cornell frat faces suspension after hazing allegations


Officials at Cornell announced suspension of Kappa Sigma fraternity on Wednesday; hazing allegations are now under investigation by school, national chapter

in Black Friday, National

History of the holiday: Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

in Local

Cortland Police searching for 2 bank vandals


Police say on Nov. 21, two people seen in surveillance photos did damage to drive-thru camera system at Tompkins Trust Company on Main St. in Cortland