ION Acquires ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 7:47am PDT
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On the heels of its pickup of the off-network rights to Numbers, ION Television has acquired another long-running procedural, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. ION has bought all 10 seasons (195 episodes) … Read More »

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Jean Reno To Star In English-Language Series ‘Le Grand’ From René Balcer

By | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 4:31am PDT

In what’s likely to be a hot property at next week’s Mip-TV market in Cannes, Emmy-winning showrunner René Balcer is teaming with Jean Reno on English-language cop series Le Grand. The Paris-set show sees Reno play an implacable and meticulous … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC’s ‘Bachelorette’ & ‘EM’ Top Night, ‘MasterChef’ Down In Return

Nellie Andreeva

ABC dominated every half-hour of primetime last night with The Bachelorette (2.6/8), up 18% from last Monday, which was Memorial Day, and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (2.2/8), down 8% from its Memorial Day premiere. ABC won the night in … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Bachelorette’ Slips, ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss’ Debut OK

Nellie Andreeva

As the only network with an all-original lineup, ABC easily won Monday in adults 18-49 (2.2/6) and total viewers (7.1 million). Moving to its regular 8-10 PM time slot, The Bachelorette (2.1/6) was down 23% from its premiere behind the … Read More »

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‘Law & Order: CI’ Returns Big On USA

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The 10th and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent got off to a great start last night with 5.1 million viewers tuning in, up a whopping 43% from the premiere of Season 9. … Read More »

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‘Law & Order: CI’ To Do Episode Inspired By Botched ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

By | Saturday April 23, 2011 @ 3:43pm PDT
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What if one of the many incidents of actors getting injured on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark had a tragic outcome? Law & Order: Criminal Intent will explore such a scenario in an upcoming episode clearly inspired by the debacle … Read More »

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Julia Ormond To Co-Star On Final Season Of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’

Nellie Andreeva

Julia Ormond has been tapped for a season-long arc on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She will play the only major new character that will be introduced in the crime drama’s 10th and final season on USA Network. Appearing in all eight episodes of the season as a guest star, Ormond will play Dr. Paula Severin, a brilliant police psychologist who will be conducting mandatory sessions with Detective Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio), helping him unravel his tortured past.

Ormond’s casting comes just two weeks before the Season 10 premiere May 1, with production well under way. How will she appear in all episodes? She will start right away and, because her scenes are contained mainly within her office, the producers had planned to film them together, apart from the rest of the action. Shooting those scenes is expected to take a few days. Read More »

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USA Network’s Summer Lineup Features 9 Original Series, 8 Of Them Scripted

Nellie Andreeva

While the broadcast networks are largely retreating from original scripted programming this summer, leading cable network USA is prepping its largest original series summer slate with eight series: newbies Suits (aka A Legal Mind) and Necessary Roughness and returning shows White Collar, Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight and the the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. USA will use its biggest shows, Burn Notice and Royal Pains, to launch its new series, Suits and Necessary Roughness, respectively. Additionally, the network’s first reality series in five years, WWE Tough Enough, will continue to air on Monday, bringing the total of USA’s original summer series to nine and its nights of originals to five. Interestingly, Friday, where USA launched its scripted ascent, is staying dark. Network chief Jeff Wachtel had indicated that reclaiming the night was a priority. Missing from the summer schedule is veteran Psych, which won’t return until the fall. Here is USA’s original summer lineup with premiere dates (new series in bold): Read More »

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Jay Mohr To Channel Charlie Sheen On ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 10:35am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Law & Order franchise is known for looking at the biggest news headlines for storyline inspiration. This seems to be the case with an episode of the upcoming … Read More »

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‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ Gets New Captain, ‘Pan Am’ Gets First Stewardess

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran character actor Jay O. Sanders has been tapped for a major new role on the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA. He will play the new captain of the Major Case Squad and boss … Read More »

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USA Sets Premiere Date For ‘Law & Order:CI’

Nellie Andreeva

The tenth and final season of USA’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, featuring original stars Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, will launch on May 1. Also on May 1, USA’s drama In Plain Sight will return for a fourth season with new showrunners Ed Decter and John Strauss.

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Kathryn Erbe Is Back On ‘Law & Order: CI’

Nellie Andreeva

Great news for Law & Order: Criminal Intent fans: Kathryn Erbe, who portrayed Detective Alexandra Eames for the first 8 seasons of Dick Wolf’s crime drama, has signed on to return for the show’s tenth and final season on USA. She … Read More »

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USA Picks Up ‘Law & Order: CI’ For Final Season With Star Vincent D’Onofrio & Gives Dick Wolf Pilot Commitment For New Project

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After months of negotiations, USA Network has closed a deal to bring Law & Order: Criminal Intent back for an 8-episode 10th season with the series’ original star Vincent D’Onofrio, who will return as Detective Robert Goren, a … Read More »

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The Future Of USA’s ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ Still In Limbo, May Return For Final Hurrah Sans Jeff Goldblum

Nellie Andreeva

There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA in the past month or so. I hear the network looked at a number of scenarios, including a full-season pickup, two-season pickup … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: Fireworks Pop For NBC

By | Monday July 5, 2010 @ 10:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (1.4 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall) was by far the highest-rated program last night, posting a three-year high for the holiday franchise. Versus last year, when the special aired on the much less trafficked Saturday night, the 9-10PM … Read More »

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Leight Leaves ‘Criminal Intent’ For HBO

Within days of USA Network renewing Law & Order: Criminal Intent with an order for 16 episodes, the series has just lost its showrunner. I’m told Warren Leight has left to be the showrunner of HBO’s In Treatment. It’s a … Read More »

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UPDATE: Dick Wolf Loses Back-End Cable Deal Arbitration To NBC Universal

dwolf.jpgEveryone is very tight-lipped. But I’ve confirmed that Dick Wolf just lost an arbitration proceeding to NBC Universal over back-end agreements on two of his Law & Order series. This occurred the same week that all three of his … Read More »

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