Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit kicks off its 14th season by asking what once may have been an unthinkable question: Is Capt. Cragen a murderer?
"He should have not put that dead hooker in his bed," executive producer Warren Leight tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "Even if we know Capt. Cragen, it's just never good to wake up with a dead hooker in your bed. That means you did something wrong."
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But did he? While Cragen (Dann Florek) comes under investigation, Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) will work furiously to prove his innocence, even though she has a new temporary captain (guest star Adam Baldwin) breathing down her neck. As Benson gets closer to the truth, she'll learn what Leight says is a theme for the season: Everybody has secrets...
Anna Torv, Stana Katic, Sandra Oh
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NATALIE: Anyone who's been lulled into a false sense of security that September's premonition of Olivia dying in every timeline already came true last season might be in for a rude awakening this year. We're not saying Olivia is definitely going to die — please, no! — but executive producer J.H. Wyman was certainly coy about it. "There will be death in the final season," he says. "Whenever there's a war, there are going to be casualties. I think they're going to be unexpected." Yes, that sounds like multiple deaths to us too!
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Florencia Lozano and Kathryn Erbe
Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Kathryn Erbe is heading over to Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned.
Erbe will reprise her role as Det. Alexandra Eames and will cross paths with the SVU team when its investigation into a sex trafficking ring uncovers a connection to terrorists, according to TVLine, which first reported the news.
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The director has called cut. The film has stopped rolling. The extras have been sent home. Still, despite advertisements touting Sunday's Law & Order: Criminal Intent as the series finale, star Kathryn Erbe is still hopeful the show could live on.
"I know that I would be there in a heartbeat. I'm fairly positive that Vincent [D'Onofrio] feels the same way. Everyone was really hoping that, in the 11th hour, we'd get some word," she tells TVGuide.com. "Whether the fans are able to muscle us back or not, who knows. They have amazing power...
She's a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and an award-winning author, but "Godmother of Punk" Patti Smith says picking up acting wasn't so easy.
"I've never really acted, but I highly respect the craft," she says of her upcoming role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. "I knew that it wasn't going to be simple, but it was a little more daunting...
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
After a year off the beat, don't expect Law & Order: Criminal Intent detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) to get much time to adjust back to the daily grind.
"This episode really keeps Goren and Eames on their toes," Erbe says of the Season 10 premiere. "We would think we were on one path — we had someone in our sights who we thought was guilty — and then they would be killed."
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An ill wind is blowing through Fox's "Animation Domination" lineup — well, the Seth MacFarlane variety, anyway. In a crossover sweeps stunt, a hurricane storms its way through Stoolbend (Cleveland Show), Quahog (Family Guy) and Langley Falls (American Dad). On Cleveland, the storm wrecks the Brown/Tubbs family vacation plans. On Family Guy, the stress of the storm (never easy on dogs) drives Brian to overindulge in questionable substances. And on American Dad, the hurricane wreaks havoc on the Smiths, who foolishly decide to ride it out at home. As for Springfield... The Simpsons go to the Jersey Shore, so apparently they didn't get the memo.
Spiderman Turn Off the Dark, Law and Order
The Law & Order franchise continues its headline-ripping ways: Law & Order: Criminal Intent will take on the troubled Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in an upcoming episode, TVLine reports.
The story will focus on a high-flying show called Icarus, which detectives begin investigating when a botched stunt leads to one of the actor's death. Suspects include a "high-strung and larger than life" director possibly modeled after Spider-Man's one-time director Julie Taymor. The episode also features a bisexual rock-star composer named Arno. (U2 front-man Bono is responsible for the music in the Spider-Man show.)
Mary McCormack, Vincent D'Onofrio
Law & Order: Criminal Intent will premiere its 10th and final season on Sunday, May 1, at 9/8c, USA announced Thursday. Season 4 of In Plain Sight will debut immediately afterward at 10/9c.
The new Criminal Intent episodes will mark the return of Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as Detectives Bobby Goren and Alexandra Eames. 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.
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...