Gary Sinise Gary Sinise returns as Detective Mac Taylor in this Friday's season premiere of 'CSI: New York.' There are a few changes for the season ahead: Not only a brand new time slot but long time star Melina Kanakaredes is out, replaced by Sela Ward. PopEater spoke to star Gary Sinise about the changes to expect for the upcoming season, what goes through his head when he hears The Who, what it's like being mentioned by Ari Gold on 'Entourage' and considers new trademarks in an attempt compete with Caruso's sunglasses.