News for Law & Order

NBC Releases Midseason Schedule

...And if possible, it looks lamer than NBC's Fall Schedule. The schedule will be bloated with reality series, beginning with 2 new ones airing on Mondays: Superstars of Dance (described as a professional dancing competition and what I can only assume will be a failed NBC attempt to leech onto ABC's Dancing with the Stars audience) and Momma's Boys . Tuesdays will consist of another season of Biggest Loser and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 10PM. Wednesdays: Knight Rider is staying put at 8, followed by SVU reruns at 9 (until February when Life returns) and the original Law & Order at 10. The Thursday night comedy lineup (and ER ) will remain unchanged. Fridays will see another Howie Mandel show at 8 - this one called Howie Do It , a hidden camera show (groan). I am most excited for the NBC return of Friday Night Lights at 9PM. Dateline will air in the 10PM slot. Full schedule below: MONDAYS (beginning January 5) 8-10 p.m. - Superstars of Dance ; premieres Sunday, January 4 (9-11 p.m.); season finale Monday, January 26 (8-9 p.m.) 10-11 p.m. - Momma's Boys ( Chuck and Heroes return in February) TUESDAYS (beginning January 6) 8-10 p.m. - "The Biggest Loser: Couples" 10-11 p.m. - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit WEDNESDAYS (beginning January 7) 8-9 p.m. - "Knight Rider" 9-10 p.m. - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit encores ( Life returns in February) 10-11 p.m. - Law & Order THURSDAYS (beginning January 8) 8-8:30 p.m. - My Name Is Earl 8:30-9 p.m. - Kath and Kim 9:00-9:31 p.m. - The Office (beginning with a special post-Superbowl episode Feb 1) 9:31-10 p.m. - 30 Rock 10-11 p.m. - ER FRIDAYS 8-9 p.m. - Howie Do It (series premiere January 9) 9-10 p.m. - Friday Night Lights (beginning January 16) 10-11 p.m. - Dateline NBC (beginning December 5) SATURDAYS (beginning January 10) 8-11 - Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit encores SUNDAYS (January 4) 7-9 p.m. - Saturday Night Live Sports Extra 9-11 p.m. - Superstars of Dance (premiere) Still lacking a timeslot are Medium , American Gladiators , Deal or No Deal , Lipstick Jungle (don't hold your breath) and new series Kings . As mentioned above, Chuck and Heroes will return in February. So...does this schedule look as uninspiring to you as it does to me? Source: THR

24, Law & Order Get Back to Work

All is right again in the TV world, because our favorite Jacks are back on the case: Law & Order 's crafty DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), who's running for reelection; and 24 's tireless Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), who's running from retribution when not saving civilization. Both have been known to bend the rules to win. And both shows have been sorely missed: 24 postponed a year because of the writers' strike, and a rejuvenated Order inexplicably left off the fall lineup but suddenly restored this month to prop up NBC's ailing schedule. read fmore from: TvGuide

Michael Trucco Goes from BSG to SVU

Starbuck's toaster of a husband is up to no good right here and now on present-day Earth. Sources tell exclusively that Michael Trucco (aka Battlestar Galactica 's Anders) has been cast in the Dec. 9 episode of NBC's Law & Order : Special Victims Unit, playing a guy who is suspected of slipping women a drug that causes them to forget everything that happens to them - to the point that they don't even realize they're victims. Appearing in the same episode will be Ryan Dunn (from Jackass ) and Kelly Hu (X-Men 2). read from: TvGuide

NBC Changes Up Schedule

NBC is changing up their Fall schedule beginning next Friday and it means some good news for Life , but some less good news for Lipstick Jungle ; the two shows will be switching days. Beginning next Friday, October 31st, Lipstick Jungle will be taking over Life 's Friday slot at 10PM. The following Wednesday, November 5th, Life will begin its Wednesday tenure at 9PM. NBC is doing this to promote a crime-filled Wednesday, with Knight Rider, Life and the return of Law & Order and what they're calling an escapist Friday, with a Crusoe / Lipstick Jungle combo. This is great news for Life, but questionable for nothing ever performs well on Friday nights... Source: THR

Jeff Goldblum Joins Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Jeff Goldblum, who was seen relatively recently on television on the shortly lived Raines , (though most of us probably remember from older flicks such as Independence Day and Jurassic Park) has joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent . Goldblum will replacing Chris Noth, who has finished his run on the franchise (he also played the same role on the original Law & Order for over 100 episodes) as of the end of this season (which is still filming). Says producer Dick Wolf about Noth's departure, "Chris has been a member of [our] family since the beginning, and Mike Logan is one of the most popular detectives in the history of television. We all wish him the best." How do you think Goldblum will do on the show? Source: TV Guide