It's an ER mini-reunion on Law & Order: SVU in January
Eriq LaSalle, who played Doctor Peter Benton on ER from 1994 to 2001, returns to NBC's prime-time schedule in January. This time, though, he won't be acting. Rather, he will be behind the cameras as he directs an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
LaSalle will be reunited with SVU cast member Mariska Hargitay, who portrayed Cynthia Hooper during the fourth season of ER, and Michael Michele, who played Doctor Cleo Finch (and Benton's girlfriend) for two seasons on the medical drama. In the episode itself, which will air January 9th, a messy marital estrangement and subsequent custody battle (are there any others on SVU) will pit Valerie Sennet (Michele) against her estranged husband Miles Sennett (Blair Underwood) and result in some secrets being discovered by detectives Benson (Hargitay) and Stabler.
This is not the only new episode of SVU being aired in January. A January 2nd episode will feature Paget Brewster (Friends, Huff) and Brian Dennehy. The January 16th episode will guest-star Adam Beach (Flag of our Fathers) and Kal Penn (Van Wilder) and focus on Detective Tutuola (Ice-T).