Jesse L. Martin leaving Law and Order
Bad news for fans of both Jesse L. Martin and Law and Order: the star is leaving the NBC show.
Reports say that Martin will film one more episode of the NBC show before leaving. He had originally signed to do 13 episodes this season but the writers strike interrupted those plans. He will be written off the show, but there's no word yet on exactly what that means (quitting the force, getting killed off, abducted by aliens, whatever).
And if you're thinking about auditioning for a role on the show, you're out of luck: they've already found a replacement.
This is good news for the star of another show that was recently canceled (well, probably) by FOX. Anthony Anderson, one of the co-stars of K-Ville, is going to replace Martin. He will take over for the remaining episodes that will air later this season. The show returns on April 23.