Jesse L. Martin
has renegotiated his contract to return to
Law & Order
for a minimum of 13 episodes, says the
New York Post
. Similarly, FoxNews.com says that
(and Ms. Erbe, I have to imagine) have agreed to the
previously reported salary freezes
, keeping their haul at $350K for each of the 11 episodes they shoot.
Sam Waterston's Jack McCoy stepping up to replace Fred Thompson's Arthur Branch
, the question is who will serve as the mother ship's ADA. Fox hears that L.A.-based
is on the short list, but likely commands far too high a payday for the belt-tightening series.