Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe

Kathryn Erbe will return for the 10th and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, USA Network announced Friday.

Vincent D'Onofrio returning to Law & Order: Criminal Intent for final season

Erbe, who for eight seasons played Detective Alexandra Eames on the Dick Wolf procedural, rejoins the cast just weeks after series star Vincent D'Onofrio announced his own return to the series as Detective Bobby Goren.

"Were thrilled to have Kathryn Erbe return as Detective Eames, the perfect complement to D'Onofrio's Detective Goren," USA programming president Jeff Wachtel said in a statement. "We now have the definitive team for the ultimate season of this phenomenal show."

"I'm excited and grateful that Katie has decided to rejoin one of the best detective teams in the history of television," Wolf said in his own statement.

Jeff Goldblum leaving Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Besides her Criminal Intent role, Erbe is best known for her portrayal of death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on HBO's Oz. She also appeared on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street.

Criminal Intent was the second spin-off from the flagship Law & Order brand when it began in 2001. After ratings started to decline, the series moved from NBC to sister cable station USA in 2007.

D'Onofrio and Erbe exited the show at the beginning of the show's ninth season, leaving Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows as the show's primary stars. Golblum announced his exit from the show in August. It remains unclear how Burrows' character will be impacted.

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