Sara Sidle may be out, but Catherine Willows is in.

CBS made the announcement on Friday, February 11th. Marg HelgenbergerIs joining Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria And Mandeep DhillonIn season 2 of CSI: Vegas. The network shared the news by posting a photo of Helgenberger in character to the show’s Instagram, writing, “I have something to tell you. Catherine Willows joins us for season two of #CSIVegas.

Fans of the show are thrilled to hear this. CSI franchise, as Helgenberger played a dedicated crime scene investigator between 2000 and 2012 for 12 seasons on the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Helgenberger was a guest on several occasions. CSIThe finale of the series, which aired in two hours and was its 300th episode.

Rumors of Helgenberger’s return began circulating last week following Jorja FoxUnexpected announcement by, that she would be leaving the series’ sequel. Fox, who starred as Sara Sidle off and on throughout CSI‘s original 15 season run, said in January that she had “decided not to ‘Sidle up'” for another season as her on-screen husband William PetersenThe show was also cancelled.