Ice-T has signed a two-year deal to remain on Law & Order: SVU.
"I've just locked in my new SVU deal," the rapper-actor tweeted Friday. "So I'll officially be back for the next 2 years at least. DONE."
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The news comes in the midst of a cast shakeup for the long-running procedural. Christopher Meloni
left the show last month after contract negotiations fell through. His partner-in-crime-solving, Mariska Hargitay
, will return for the 13th season with a lighter workload. At midseason, her character will be promoted to a supervisor position, during which a new female detective will take her place. Jennifer Love Hewitt
, who earned raves for her guest spot as a rape victim on SVU
last season, is being eyed to replace her.
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Addressing the casting rumors, Ice-T added
, "At this moment no one else is locked as new members of the show."Are you glad Ice-T is sticking around?