Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Laurence Fishburne is back on television in a big way these days. Not only is he starring on "CSI," he's just inked a first look deal with CBS to develop projects for television. As part of the deal, Fishburne's Cinema Gypsy Prods. will be located on the Eye's CBS Radford lot in Studio City.

According to Variety, Fishburne has tapped former TV One and Paramount TV exec Rose Catherine Pinkney to oversee his television arm. Pinkney most recently served for two years as exec VP of programming and production at TV One. Before that, she spent nearly a decade at Paramount.

This news comes on the heels of Fishburne's Thursday debut on "CSI" which garnered the network 20.9 Million viewers, it's best ratings since it's season premiere.