CSI star Gary Dourdan is joining the troubled stars on the second season of hard-hitting U.S. reality show CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. Drew, according to reports.
The actor was arrested in California in April (08) after police found drugs in his car. He agreed a deal in court requiring him pay a $4,500 (GBP2,500) fine and to complete a 16-class drug program.
According to the National Enquirer, producers of the show approached Dourdan shortly after the plea bargain and asked him to take part in the series - and he agreed.
A source tells the tabloid, "Gary knows he screwed up, but he wants to stay in the public eye. He didn't think twice about doing the show. He's used to being on TV."
A spokesperson for the show refused to confirm Dourdan's involvement. It is rumoured he will join Rod Stewart's son Sean, singer Tawny Kitaen, Grease star Jeff Conaway and rocker Steve Adler in rehab.
The 21-day program, lead by Dr. Drew Pinsky, will air in October (08). Filming began on Monday (09Jun08).