Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Steven Weber by Virginia Sherwood/NBC Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Steven Weber by Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Although the fates of the other Law & Orders are still up in the air, SVU is apparently flush enough to blow its budget on a bevy of familiar faces for its May 22 season finale. In addition to the slew of previously announced guests - including Michael Weston as Olivia Benson's half brother, Ludacris as Fin Tutuola's stepson, and Court TV divas Nancy Grace and Star Jones Reynolds as themselves, unfortunately - Steven Weber ( Wings), Lisa Gay Hamilton ( The Practice) and Vincent Spano will appear as a lawyer, Luda's mother and an FBI agent, respectively. Also as previously reported, Adam Beach (aka Det. Chester Lake) will make his official debut as a series regular this episode.

In fact, production (and thus guest-casting) on the next season of the popular procedural is already under way, with upcoming visitors including Sabrina the Teenage Witch herself, Melissa Joan Hart, and former film star Elizabeth McGovern. And should CI and/or the original flavor go off the air, expect to see some of those cast members angling for face time, too. - Reporting by Raven Snook