Considering he's, you know, Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne, it was always surprising to me to see the man go to a TV show, but then it doesn't hurt that he picked one of the highest-rated shows on television for his recurring arc. It was his first recurring role on a television show since back in the heyday of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, but I'm sure that the moneybags he earned during his run was enough to assuage any trepidation he might've felt about coming back to the small screen.
All good things come to an end, though, and Deadline is saying that Larry Fish's three-season run on the forensic drama is over, as the actor has decided not to extend his contract. No word on a replacement for him yet, or if he has any plans to do more television; he'll next show up in Steven Soderbergh's Contagion.
Personally, I think he should be replaced by Elle Fanning as a Doogie Howser-esque child forensic genius. Why? Dunno, I just think it'd be funny!