The pair will play Bonnie and Clyde-like characters on the hit show

By Brian Orloff and Cynthia Wang
Updated January 16, 2009 02:40 PM
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New parents Pete and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz have a new gig – a guest spot on CSI: NY, CBS confirms to PEOPLE.

“Ashlee will be playing ‘Lia Wickfield’ and Pete will be playing ‘Chester Bryon’. They are a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’-like couple,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Ashlee is scheduled to begin filming her scenes Friday. Pete is expected to start shooting the show sometime next week.

The popular CBS show has been a celebrity guest magnet, welcoming Craig T. Nelson, Rumer Willis and Nelly.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello was first to report the news.