Eriq La Salle
Eriq La Salle will reunite with his ER boss Neal Baer on A Gifted Man.
The Hollywood Reporter says La Salle will play Evan Morrison, a neuropsychiatrist who focuses on human behavior. La Salle's arc on the upcoming series will include at least four episodes.
Patrick Wilson, A Gifted Man
In CBS' new medical drama A Gifted Man, Patrick Wilson stars as a hotshot neurosurgeon whose dead ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle) suddenly appears, asking for his help at the free clinic she left in her wake.
Executive producer Neal Baer, who recently ran Law & Order: SVU and also worked on ER, said that, like other medical dramas, A Gifted Man would feature the "really intimate" case stories of patients. The "twist," he said, comes in...
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
When Law & Order: SVU showrunner Neal Baer began developing a character that would be a master manipulator who prodigiously procreates, he wrote the role with John Stamos in mind — even though that goes against type for the veteran actor.
"We wanted someone completely charming, affable, very handsome, had a way with women, that people could really connect to," Baer said in a recent conference call. "We wanted someone who is very appealing because these guys are often very appealing guys. We wrote it with [Stamos] in mind hoping he would do it."
The lights aren't out for Lights Out executive producer Warren Leight, who is in talks to return to the Law & Order franchise as an executive producer and showrunner on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Deadline.com reports.
FX cancels Lights Out
Leight, whose FX series was just given the axe, will...
Jeremy Irons and Elizabeth Mitchell
While Lost's Juliet is dead and V's Erica Evans is on the brink of humanity's extinction, Elizabeth Mitchell has a new role to play: suspected rapist.
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The actress will appear in Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as June Frye, a piano teacher accused of killing a little girl after raping her with a rolling pin — a role Mitchell says she wasn't attracted to.
"Neal [Baer] asked me to do it," she says of SVU's executive producer, whom she worked with on ER. "He said, 'You can come work with Jeremy Irons, and we're writing a really messed-up role. Want to come do it?' and I said, 'Sure!' I'm pretty clear about what I will and won't do, so that was taken into consideration. As a whole...
Rita Wilson will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC announced Thursday.
Wilson, 54, will play Bree Mazelon, the protective mother of...
NBC's Law & Order: SVU has conjured up one wicked guest star for an upcoming spring episode. Former Charmed witch Rose McGowan, who played the bewitching Paige on the long-running WB hit, has been cast as another kind of temptress.
"Our episode is called Bombshell and Rose McGowan is the ultimate bombshell," SVU executive producer Neal Baer told me this past weekend at the Writer's Guild Awards. "Rose plays a grifter named Cassandra who strikes swinging men who frequent sex clubs. And we're very excited to have her."
The 37-year-old beauty...
Drea de Matteo
A trio of impressive guest stars ushers in new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which resumes Season 12 with back-to-back cases that, according to executive producer Neal Baer, "really dig into the psyches" of the show's two main characters.
To get things started at 9/8c, Drea de Matteo (Desperate Housewives) and Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) cross paths with Christopher Meloni's Stabler as he investigates a fight club for teens run by their fathers...
Debra Messing, who cemented her comedic brilliance by winning the 2003 lead actress Emmy Award for her role as Grace Adler on NBC's Will & Grace, is returning to the network in a dramatic role. Debra has signed on for a February sweeps episode of Law & Order: SVU in a role that reminds me very much of CNN crime fighter Nancy Grace.
SVU executive producer Neal Baer describes Debra's character as...
You're already on Twitter following Ryan Seacrest for breaking celebrity news and Conan O'Brien for... well, who isn't on Team Coco? Right? But are you following all of TV's top tweeters? Whether you're tickled by the comedy stylings of Community's Joel McHale or want to spar with Grey's Anatomy boss Shonda Rhimes, we've picked out the small-screen's most essential and thrown them into one handy list: