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The pop star will play Jason McCann, a "troubled teen who is faced with a terrible decision regarding his only brother — a decision that leads him into an explosive confrontation with the CSIs. It is the beginning of an emotional story that will conclude later in the season," CBS told E!
Bieber seems to be up for the role. The 16-year-old — who is in the middle of his My World Tour, which stopped in Los Angeles this week — tweeted Thursday, "Morning world...we got the acting coach here....learning 'a new craft.' "
CBS also seems pretty excited about getting Bieber on the forensics drama. "Every 20 years, a phenomenon like Justin Bieber graces our world," the network's Carol Mendelsohn, Don McGill and Anthony Zuiker wrote in a statement. "We'd like to believe that the phenomenon of CSI has had the same impact on popular culture. The opportunity to bring them together in the premiere is a great treat for our audience and all of its new viewers. This will be true event television."
The multiplatinum young singer is following in the footsteps of another chart-topping pop star: Taylor Swift also appeared on the long-running TV show back in March 2009. On the show, Swift played a brunet country singer named Haley Jones, whose family owned a seedy Las Vegas motel.
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