Marg Helgenberger Returns to TV With 'Intelligence' Spy Series

Monday, 06 Jan 2014 12:18 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Marg Helgenberger, known for her role on the popular CBS drama "CSI," is returning to television with the new series "Intelligence," which will debut on CBS next Monday.

Helgenberger, 55, will play the role of Lillian Strand, who heads up a top-secret government agency tasked with cyber security.

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Helgenberger's focus on the show will be supervising super spy Gabriel Vaughn, who with a nanocomputer chip implanted in his brain can access the Internet and hack computer systems without ever using a computer. Vaughn will be played by Josh Holloway of "Lost" fame.

When Helgenberger announced that she would be leaving "CSI" in 2009, she was making a take-home salary of $375,000 per episode, having been on the show for just over 11 years.

"Certainly I adored the cast, crew and writers," Helgenberger told the New York Post. "It wasn’t that I was needing to get out of that situation. But creatively, I felt like I needed to switch it up. I didn’t think about going back into [another TV] series until later because I was really hoping to find a play."

Having ended her 20-year marriage with actor Alan Rosenberg in 2010, Helgenberger decided to give her character on the new show a prop that was not written into the script — a diamond wedding band.

"I was thinking that the writers would eventually reveal a husband or that I’m still in love with my ex-husband." she added. "On ‘CSI’ I played a woman who was divorced, and this time, I just wanted to play someone who was married. A powerful woman like this, making very important decisions like this, I don’t think she wants to go through life alone."

The North Bend, Neb., native, known for her fiery red hair, will reportedly carry over her take charge attitude from "CSI" to "Intelligence."

Helgenberger told the Post she's excited about her new role, which she says involves "a fair amount of dialogue, and sometimes, it’s not the easiest stuff. There’s a lot of ‘spy speak’ and terminology and acronyms. I’m not bored on this show, not at all."

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