JESSICA FLETCHER ALERT!
Angela Lansbury is returning to series television this May as part of a crossover between Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. The almost-octogenarian will play the well-heeled mother of a rape/murder suspect (guest star Alfred Molina). And here's an exciting little tidbit: The casting coup was orchestrated by Trial producer Chris Levinson, whose father, Richard Levinson, cocreated Murder, She Wrote. OK, maybe "exciting" was overstating things a bit.