Re: Season 8 Spoiler Discussion - There's Nothing You Can't Do In New I don't believe I have read anywhere that the reason CSI NY was brought back was because of Sela Ward, it is more likely because Gary Sinise had signed on for one more season. I never suggested in my comments that they bring Stella/Melina back, but it would have been nice for her to be mentioned during season 7 and not just be forgotten like an old sock. However, it would be good to see Stella/Melina again in Season 8, because fans ALSO LIKED the character and actress and miss her from the programme. Perhaps an introduction of a new member of cast may bring a much needed sparkle to the show that it so badly lacks. Someone who brings tension into the happy CSINY family (which they failed to do with the Jo character - it was too cosy for comfort and very unrealistic and in some cases the interaction between Jo and some of the cast were very force).