The stars of CSI: Vegas examining a crime scene

Jorja Fox reprises her role as Sara Sidle alongside a new team of crime scene investigators led by Paula Newsome as Maxine Roby in CSI: Vegas.

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New faces join familiar ones on the latest addition to the CSI franchise.

By Nate Millado

When CSI returns to Vegas on CBS, fans will welcome back old favorites, including Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox). But you'll also see some newcomers, led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome). Get to know the new team of CSI: Vegas.

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Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome)

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Paula Newsome takes the lead on CSI: Vegas as Maxine Roby.

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Who's Maxine: A former basketball coach who now heads up the Las Vegas Crime Lab. "She's the kind of boss you would want to have because she's intelligent and funny," Newsome tells Watch magazine in the September/October 2021 issue. "You don't get a lot over [on] her, and you can have a conversation with her. We're in a new day, thank god, where women are not just the boss or the wife or the girlfriend. Maxine gets to do all of it, which makes her really fun. I'm grateful to be part of her journey."

Where You've Seen Newsome: Best known for her standout performance opposite Henry Winkler and Bill Hader as the fierce, funny, and fragile Detective Janice Moss in HBO's Emmy-winning series Barry.

Josh Folsom (Matt Lauria)

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Matt Lauria as Josh Folsom.

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Who's Josh: A Level 3 CSI who often serves as lead investigator.

Where You've Seen Lauria: Best known as Luke Cafferty on Friday Night Lights, the D.C. native also appeared in Tell Me a Story on Paramount+. Fun fact: Lauria actually guest-starred as Agent Matthew Pratt on the original CSI back in Season 12.

Allie Rajan (Mandeep Dhillon)

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Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rajan.

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Who's Allie: Originally from India, Allie studied in the United States and never went back. She's now a Level 2 CSI and "really, really good at her job," her portrayer Mandeep Dhillon tells Watch. "I liked Allie's backstory: There was a trauma that happened to a friend when she was young, and that drives her in a lot of ways.That intrigued me."

Where You've Seen Dhillon: Best known as sarcastic and uptight math-geek Saz Kaur on the BBC hit Some Girls. Recently, the British actress starred in a pivotal role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In 2020, she starred alongside Ricky Gervais in Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Netflix series After Life.

Hugo Ramirez (Mel Rodriguez)

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Mel Rodriguez as Hugo Ramirez.

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Who's Hugo: The head medical examiner.

Where You've Seen Rodriguez: As lovable Todd in the series The Last Man on Earth, created and led by Will Forte. Recently, he starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the SHOWTIME series On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

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