'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Returns in November with New Show Runners
'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Returns in November with New Show Runners
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
A lot of changes are bound to happen when Law & Order: Criminal Intent returns for an eighth season in November on USA Network.  As reported previously, the show has signed on Jeff Goldblum as replacement for cast member Chris North, who will be departing from his character Detective Mike Logan to take on new movie roles.  Additionally, the police procedural has enlisted a new production team that will hopefully give the series a fresh perspective.

Walon Green, Robert Nathan, John Coles, Michael S. Chernuchin, Andrew Lipsitz and Timothy J. Lea will be the new production team of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, the series that takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes.  The entire production team will work with show creator Dick Wolf and executive producer Peter Jankowski, who serves as executive producer of all three Law & Order series, as well as president and chief operating officer of Wolf Films, Inc.
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"Walon, Robert, Nooch [Michael Chernuchin] and I have been working together for most of the last two decades," Wolf said in statement.  "Between them, they have written hundreds of episodes of the brand's various iterations.  By joining CI, they are providing the best of both worlds -- a new perspective and a wealth of experience with the brand.  John [Coles] is one of the most respected producer/directors on the east coast.  I could not ask for a better team as we embark on our eighth season."

The second spin-off of the long-running crime drama Law & Order first aired its six seasons on NBC but has brought viewers to USA Network, more than doubling the Thursday 10pm time period audience from the same weeks the prior year.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent has been a great success in its move to USA," USA Network's executive vice president Jeff Wachtel said.  "We are excited to have this wonderfully talented and experienced team at the helm and are looking forward to fresh takes on the show's creative as we head into season eight."

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: USA Network
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