Benjamin Bratt will return as Detective Reynaldo Curtis on Law & Order, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Curtis will reunite with his former boss, Lt. Anita van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), on an upcoming episode. Bratt was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy for the role in 1999. After four seasons, he left the show that same year to pursue a film career.
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"I am thrilled that Ben is coming back for a return appearance," executive producer Dick Wolf said in a statement. "He joined us for our recent 20th anniversary celebration and it was like he never left."
Bratt's casting was first reported by Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello.
Bratt starred in the A&E series The Cleaner for two seasons and will guest-star this fall on ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family, playing Sofia Vergara's unreliable but charismatic ex-husband.
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Sons of Anarchy, The Jay Leno Show
Sons of Anarchy isn't taking its hand off the throttle.
The FX biker drama has been averaging around 4 million viewers all season, but Tuesday's episode — which pulled in 3.7 million viewers to handily win the night among cable channels — was competitive with the major networks in the adults 18-49 demographic. More significantly, Sons' 2.2 rating outperformed both The Jay Leno Show (1.8) and ABC's The Forgotten (2.0) in the demo.
NBC stands behind Leno's numbers. "The Jay Leno Show continues to top our expectations," a network spokesman told TVGuide.com. "And, as always, we are looking at this on a 52-week basis."
Calls to ABC for comment were not immediately returned.
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Dianne Wiest, Gabriel Byrne
In Treatment, HBO's innovative shrink drama, has been renewed for a third season, the network announced.
The five-times-a-week series revolves around the patient sessions of Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne), a psychologist who lives in Brooklyn.
In Treatment was one of TVGuide.com's biggest Emmy surprises
Dianne Wiest appeared in both Seasons 1 and 2 as Paul's therapist, Gina, and a rotating cast of actors (Blair Underwood, Embeth Davidtz, Josh Charles, Hope Davis and John Mahoney, to name several) have played his patients.
The casting of Paul's third-season patients has not been announced.
Production is scheduled to begin in New York in early 2010, with the season to air later in that year.
House, Mad Men
There were a lot of dirty tricks on TV this week. Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) cajoled poor Riley into posing topless on Melrose Place. House and Foreman conducted an autopsy on a living person. Gossip Girl's Chuck kissed a guy because of Blair's deception. CSI: Miami's Eric Delko tricked us all by slinking off into the night with barely any explanation. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Dirty Tricks Edition.
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His nerdy cool paved the way for such later comedians as Pee Wee Herman ...