Tween-sensation Justin Bieber is set to play a pivotal role on the premiere of CSI, TVGuide reports. Bieber will play Jason McCann, a troubled teen that is expected to have an explosive confrontation with the CSI team.
“Every 20 years, a phenomenon like Justin Bieber graces our world. We’d like to believe that the phenomenon of CSI has had the same impact on popular culture,” executive producers Carol Mendelsohn, Don McGill and Anthony Zuiker told the magazine in a joint statement. “The opportunity to bring them together in the premiere is a great treat for our audience and all of its new viewers. … We’re looking forward to Justin’s dramatic star turn, not only in the premiere, but in a continuing seasonal arc.”
Bieber is not the only musical act to have a guest role. Both Rascall Flats and Taylor Swift have had major guest spots on the show.
I’m not a huge fan of Bieber, but I”m not a complete hater like so many that I’ve seen on message boards. However, I am really curious to see how Bieber the actor will fare on such a high profile show. It makes sense for them to bring him. He has a built in audience who will follow him anywhere.
What do you think? Is Bieber right for CSI?