Alicia Witt courtesy NBC Photo Alicia Witt courtesy NBC Photo

Its berth on USA Network isn't the only change in store for Law & Order: Criminal Intent this season. Alicia Witt ( The Upside of Anger, Cybill) has been tapped to join the crime drama as Det. Nola Falacci, a new partner for Chris Noth's Mike Logan.

Witt is subbing, at least temporarily, for Julianne Nicholson, who will miss a string of episodes this season due to maternity leave.

L&O: CI returns Thursday, Oct. 4, at 10 pm/ET on USA. (Don't make me remind you again.)