Sela Ward is coming aboard the crime drama, 'CSI: NY', for its seventh season this fall.
The Meridian native will play an experienced investigator arriving from Washington, D.C.
Ward won best actress Emmys for her roles on the dramas, "Sisters" and "Once and Again." She also landed a Golden Globe award for "Once and Again."
Ward also was honored with a star on the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center Walk of Fame in her hometown last month.
Ward will replace exiting cast member Melina Kanakaredes, whose departure was announced Monday. The show resumes production July 28.