Take a first peek at LAW & ORDER SVU's "Baggage" airing this Tuesday April 7 2008 on NBC.
Jeri Ryan has been tapped to play a lawyer on Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Ryan will play attorney Patrice Larue on the April 7 episode, which is titled "Baggage," and will recur in the role for at least two future episodes. In "Baggage," the murder of an artist uncovers a string of unsolved homicides by a serial killer. "Jeri Ryan's the real deal. She brings a compelling intensity to her roles and we're lucky to have her as a kick-butt attorney on SVU," said Neal Baer, the show's executive producer. The same episode will feature supporting gigs for Delroy Lindo (Kidnapped) and John Ashton, who you remember as Det. Sgt. John "I'm Getting Too Old for This Sh--" Taggart from the Beverly Hills Cop movies, as - what else? - cops. Source here
It's been awhile, so it's time for....another Obama press conference! Don't you all get excited too quickly. As a result, tonight's on-air TV is getting shifted around a little. No new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit , Without a Trace or According to Jim , which was finally scheduled to return to ABC tonight. Also impacted are Lie to Me and Bones , which will be airing reruns this week due to the fact that American Idol is airing on Wednesday and Thursday instead of in its standard Tuesday slot. Fringe and 90210 also continue their hiatuses, though 90210 returns next week! Still new at the 8PM hour is Reaper over on The CW.
Mariska Hargitay is putting on her badge again: The actress will return to work on Law & Order: SVU on Monday following a three-week absence, People reports. Hargitay was hospitalized for a third time earlier this month for discomfort related to a collapsed lung, which she sustained in January. The hospitalization forced Hargitay to miss one episode. Last week, her rep debunked rumors that the Emmy winner would be sidelined for the rest of the season. Hargitay isn't the only familiar face on set this week: Hilary Duff will show off her dramatic chops in a guest spot, scheduled to air April 28. Source here
A young girl, Miriam Burdett (guest star Julyza Commodore), is found in an alley, with her throat cut and evidence of repeated rape and physical abuse. When asked to write who attacked her, because of her inability to speak, she draws a picture of the devil. When Detective Munch (Richard Belzer) investigates, he finds several reports of a local priest, Father Theo Burdett (guest star Robert Wisdom), who neighbors claim is a devil worshipper. Also starring: Richard Belzer (Detective John Much), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Michaela McManus (A.D.A Kim Greylek), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), and B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang). Airing this Tuesday March 24 2008 on NBC. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source here
Hilary Duff plans to get busy in the TV world. The starlet will guest star in a future episode of " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ", E! News reported as informed by an NBC representative. Her role and the episode are not disclosed though. This would not be the only Duff's role that has something to do with the law. She has been signed by NBC as well, to be the main character of a brand new pilot called "Barely Legal". In the drama comedy, the 18-year-old will play a young lawyer who passed the notoriously difficult California bar exam and becomes the youngest attorney ever made in the state. No date for this series has been revealed too. Apart from the guest stint at "SVU", Duff has also filmed a one-time role for "Ghost Whisperer". She plays Morgan Jefferies, "a beautiful woman of mystery" who may be involved in the death of a man who fell victim, literally, to a freak accident. The episode called "Thrilled to Death", airs April 10. On another "Law & Order: SVU" news, E! wrote that the star Mariska Hargitay will be back on duty this Monday and have her episode called "Selfish" aired on April 28. She recently took a break to recuperate from collapsed lung. Source Here
* Dancing with the Stars (9 pm/ET ABC) The first results show of Season 8 features a new element for the series: a dance-off between the bottom two couples facing elimination. But before someone makes the season's inaugural exit, there will be songs from injured contestant Jewel ("Somewhere over the Rainbow") and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ("Calloway Boogie"). Also: Choreographer Michel Rooney takes on the season's first "Stars of Dance" performance with a Busby Berkeley-inspired number. * The Mentalist (9 pm/ET CBS) The fascination in this crime drama is in watching Patrick Jane watch people, and seeing how he sees what most people miss. What happens when you take away his powers of observation? That's the challenge tonight when Jane loses his sight as a result of an explosion and has to rely on his other senses during the murder investigation of a financial adviser. * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 pm/ET NBC) Comedian Carol Burnett does a dramatic turn when she guest stars tonight as Birdie Sulloway, a former dancer. Benson and Stabler arrive at Birdie's penthouse to question her because she owns a strip club where a murdered woman worked. Both Birdie and her doting nephew, Chet (Matthew Lillard), assist the detectives, but the focus of the investigation shifts when the prime suspect dies and the emergence of a vigilante comes to light. * The Real Housewives of New York City (10 pm/ET Bravo ) It's good to be the countess. Yes, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps has had an eventful summer in the Hamptons, swirling in the social scene and penning a book on manners and etiquette. (Although Bethenny questions whether LuAnn knows about such things.) As the summer winds down, we can count on the countess to prepare daughter Victoria for boarding school. LuAnn is also the hot topic of Ramona and Bethenny's dirt-flying dish-a-thon. Later, Bethenny reaches out to the countess during a meal - but the results may be hard to swallow. * Without a Trace (10:01 pm/ET CBS) Vanessa Marcil appears tonight in the first of a multiple-story arc. Marcil plays a New York social worker and a potential love interest for Eric Close's Martin Fitzgerald. Tonight, the agents try to find a trial consultant who vanishes while working on a high-profile civil case. Also: Jack and Sam deal with the presence of Brian, who spends more time with Finn. Source here
In 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' episode 'Ballerina', three murders lead to one suspect who has a dark past. Read more.
When Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (Christopher Meloni) arrive on the scene of a single murder, they discover two more dead bodies, those of Tisa Flores and Alejandro Reyes, in the apartment next door. They investigate Tisaâs past and find that she was working at a strip club owned by a former Rockette, Birdie Sulloway (Guest Star Carol Burnett). Birdie and her nephew Chet (Guest Star Matthew Lillard) try to assist with the investigation, but when the prime suspect for the three murders suddenly dies, the detectives discover a vigilante with a violent past. Airing this Tuesday March 17 2008 on NBC. TO Watch The Sneak Peek ClicK here . Source here
* Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 pm/ET NBC) The month of March fittingly brings the return of Stephanie March, who begins reprising her role as ADA Alex Cabot in the first of several episodes. Benson and Stabler are shocked to see her at a crime scene, where she's filling in for the temporarily reassigned Greylek. Tonight Alex tackles the case of a murdered pediatrician who had been found guilty of molesting several patients. Shortly after his conviction, he filed a lawsuit against the NYPD, claiming they hesitated to take legal action against him. * The Biggest Loser : Couples (8 pm/ET NBC) In a move that's sure to prompt dread-filled memories of elementary school, the contestants are surprised with a pop challenge that will have an effect on this week's weigh-in. Perhaps to help them recover from the stress of the first challenge, the players then compete for a day of luxury and spa treatments in the next challenge, a relay race. But all the relaxation in the air quickly fades when a contestant has a blowup with her trainer. * WCG Ultimate Gamer (10 pm/ET Sci Fi) Most reality competitions have ditched reality as we know it, and video games are more realistic than ever. Merge the two and a game show is born! Twelve gamers move into a loft and vie for cash and prizes in rounds of video games and real-life simulations based on the games. In the opener, the gamers face off in Rock Band 2 challenges with, appropriately enough, the Donnas turning up as guest judges. * How the Earth Was Made (9 pm/ET History) Anyone who has ever been to New York City and walked through downtown Manhattan would - Central Park aside - find it easy to lose sight of the fact that it is built upon a chunk of earth. It seems as though the city had been carved by human hands from concrete and steel. This hour goes below the surface to examine its geological history and how everything man-made was determined by the physical landscape. Also examined is its prehistoric connection with Africa. * Jeopardy ! (7 pm/ET check local listings for time and channel) Like Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap, the classic game show is turning it up to 11. Why 11? Because tonight marks the start of what should be 11 great episodes of the classic game show, beginning with a celebrity round featuring Tom Bergeron, Elizabeth Perkins and Aisha Tyler competing for charity. Tomorrow, the Tournament of Champions gets under way with former winners returning for a shot at the $250,000 grand prize. The tourney concludes March 24. Source Here