Lynette Rice
July 22, 2010 AT 09:41 PM EDT

Image Credit: Pamela LittkeyFollowing in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber will make his acting debut in the season premiere of CSI on Sept. 23, CBS announced today. The multi-platinum singer will play Jason McCann, a troubled teen who is faced with a tough decision involving his only brother. 

 It kicks off a story arc that will conclude later in the season. Yep, Bieber will be back for more! The CSI producers released this statement today: “Every 20 years, a phenomenon like Justin Bieber graces our world.  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.  We’re looking forward to Justin’s dramatic star turn, not only in the premiere, but in a continuing seasonal arc.”

Before Bieber, Swift made an appearance on the long-running procedural in March 2009. She played a country singer named Haley Jones whose family owned a seedy Las Vegas motel. It was her first primetime acting gig.

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