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Adam Beach is leaving Law & Order: SVU at the end of this season, as he and the producers have mutually agreed not to extend his option for a second season on the NBC procedural. "I very much enjoyed my year on Law & Order: SVU," Beach tells the Reporter. "Now I'm looking forward to new adventures."

Says over L&Ord Dick Wolf, who also worked with Beach on HBO's acclaimed Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, "Adam is a superb actor. He did a terrific job this season on SVU, and I look forward to working with him again in the near future."

Beach's news caps a wild week in which the departures of Gary Dourdan ( CSI), Diane Neal ( SVU) and Khandi Alexander ( CSI: Miami) from their respective shows each have been disclosed, as scooped by Ausiello. - MWM

" Exclusive: Khandi Alexander Departs CSI: Miami
" Exclusive: Were Dourdan and Neal (Gulp) Fired?
" Exclusive: Diane Neal Bails on Law & Order: SVU
" Exclusive: Gary Dourdan Leaving CSI