They say "Everything's Bigger in Texas," which happens to be the episode title for the premiere of Bravo's Texas-set ninth season of Top Chef (10/9c). And it also may explain why a ginormous platoon of 29 chef-testants descends on the historic Alamo for the first round of competition, and why the process of narrowing the field to a Top 16 can't even be contained within the first pulse-pounding episode.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is not the same show it was when new executive producer Warren Leight was hired to run it.
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Since Leight (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, In Treatment, Lights Out) took the reins four months ago, veteran cast member Christopher Meloni has left the show and he's been replaced by two new faces: Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino. But Leight is looking at the positive. "We call it SVU 2.0 this year," Leight tells TVGuide.com. "I'm aware of how successful and well-liked this show is. I'm just trying to figure out how you rejuvenate it after 12 years."
In the expansive interview after the jump, Leight discusses how he plans to do just that. Plus: He gives us the scoop on how losing a partner will affect Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay), what we can expect from the new detectives and whether Meloni might return for a final goodbye...
Franco Nero will guest-star in the Law & Order: SVU season premiere as an Italian dignitary accused of rape, evoking the Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrest, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
A source close to the show told TVGuide.com that the episode was inspired by the DSK case. (But a spokesperson for Wolf Films wants us to be sure to mention that the show is entirely fictional.)
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Court is back in session for Law & Order's Linus Roache.
The actor, who played ADA Michael Cutter for three seasons on the flagship series, will reprise his role on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU...
Law & Order veteran Linus Roache has landed the leading role on an upcoming four-part Titanic miniseries, British broadcaster ITV has announced.
Roache is joined in the cast by Geraldine Somerville (the Harry Potter films) and Toby Jones (W, Infamous). The announcement didn't specify what roles the actors would play, but the miniseries will focus on characters ranging from steerage to first-class passengers...