Question: Pleeease tell me you have some information on Chris Noth that you can share with me! Is there a chance he will be returning to Law & Order — or any other show — in the near future? — Holly G.

Ausiello: Earth to Holly G. — I reported months ago that Noth would be a regular next season on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, where he'll be splitting the workload with crybaby Vincent D'Onofrio. What I didn't report was that Dick Wolf is currently casting a new female partner to work alongside Noth. Kathryn Erbe, it turns out, will only be appearing in D'Onofrio's episodes. (A big thanks to TV Guide senior correspondent Bruce Fretts for letting me pass his scoop off as my own! Now, that's what I call teamwork!)