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Who Should Replace Christopher Meloni on 'Law & Order: SVU'?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 22nd 2011 8:00AM
Chris Meloni, 'Law & Order: SVU'Christopher Meloni will leave a Stabler-shaped hole in the hearts of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' fans this fall.

We don't yet know how he'll say goodbye to 'SVU' after 12 seasons on the job, but it's never too early to start preparing ourselves for someone else taking over the sex crimes beat.

While rumors have been swirling about who will replace Mariska Hargitay -- she's only coming back for 13 episodes next season as Olivia Benson before departing herself -- not much has popped up in the way of recasting the role Meloni made famous.

Assuming they'll keep a man on the job to maintain that same partner dynamic, we've come up with a few great options (casting agents, take note!) to spar with Hargitay and her eventual successor, including two 'L&O' franchise alums and two stars from opposing sides on 'The Wire.'

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'Two and a Half Men' Cuts Four Episodes, Jesse L. Martin Books 'Hallelujah' Role and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 14th 2011 6:00PM
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half MenCharlie Sheen apparently isn't done making headlines today.

According to TMZ, 'Two and a Half Men' has just chopped four episodes from its production schedule. Following Sheen's Feb. 28 return, the show was scheduled to film eight more episodes to complete its eighth season.

Crew members are outraged, TMZ reports, with one worker telling the site, "We've been left in the dark and now we have no pay for four episodes and all we hear is that Chuck is saying, 'They're not my problem.'"

To his credit, sources told TMZ that Sheen said he would work beyond the scheduled wrap date, plus weekends, to make sure all eight episodes are filmed.

In other TV news ...

The Grammys telecast scored its highest ratings in 10 years. More than 26.7 million viewers tuned in to the 53rd annual ceremony for a 10.0 rating in the 18–49 demographic. [EW]

'Law & Order' alum Jesse L. Martin will star in 'Hallelujah.' The Marc Cherry drama pilot, which "features musical elements," takes place in a rural town being torn apart by good and evil. "Fortunes change when a stranger comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith." Martin will play "a mysterious, charming drifter" who crosses paths with said stranger. [Deadline]

James Tupper is checking in to Seattle Grace one more time. The former 'Mercy' star will reprise his role as psychologist Andrew Perkins on 'Grey's Anatomy' for a multi-episode arc. [EW]

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The Philanthropist - An early look

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jun 24th 2009 2:02PM
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NBC has been promoting the crap out of their new summer adventure series, The Philanthropist, for weeks now. Starring James Purefoy as Teddy Rist, a billionaire playboy who decides to save the world, The previews held absolutely no interest for me. Now, after having seen the pilot, I realize that my first impression was the correct one.

Premiering tonight at 10 PM, The Philanthropist is basically an hour of an insufferable rich dude talking about how awesome he is. We watch the premise of the show unfold through the eyes of Rist himself, as he tells his tale of heroism (saving a Nigerian boy from drowning; surviving a shoot-out and a snake bite in order to deliver some Cholera vaccines to a village) to a bored bartender.

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Here's a preview of The Philanthropist

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 16th 2009 11:02AM
When I first heard that there was a show coming up called The Philanthropist (which isn't an easy word to type out, by the way), I thought it was another reality show. Maybe something where a contestants compete to see who wins more money for charity or something. But it actually stars James Purefoy as a rich guy who goes around the world helping people. It also stars Jesse L. Martin and Neve Campbell. Here's a scene from the pilot. It starts June 24.

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Law & Order enters the game market

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 12th 2008 8:12AM
Law & OrderYou like games? You want to play games? I'll give you a game! In fact, NBC's Law & Order is serious about gaming. The TV series mainstay has a new incarnation and it's not another spin-off drama. This time it'll be a mobile game geared toward women who love the crime show. Law & Order: Celebrity Betrayal is the name of the cell phone game developed by LimeLife, NBC Universal's mobile department and L&O's creator Dick Wolf with co-executive producer Peter Jankowski.

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Imperioli coming back to Law and Order

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 16th 2006 2:04PM
Michael ImperioliMichael Imperioli, who plays Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos will be reprising his role as detective Nick Falco on Law and Order, at least for April sweeps. Imperioli initially took on the role when regular Jesse L. Martin took a break from the series to star in the feature film version of the musical Rent. Martin was also in the original Broadway production. Holy cow, Imperioli plays a guy whose last name is Falco, and he's on The Sopranos with an actress named Edie Falco. Coincidence? Yes, of course it is. I just thought I'd mention it.

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Kathleen Turner on Law and Order

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 7th 2006 11:03AM
kathleen turner law and orderUnlike her appearances on Friends, Kathleen Turner will actually play a woman when she appears on tomorrow night's Law and Order. She'll play Rebecca Shane, a fancy pants defense attorney who faces off against A.D.A. Jack McCoy. She represents a privileged high school student who may or may not have killed another fellow student in desperation to graduate.

51-year-old Turner currently lives in London, where she is starring in the Edward Albee play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Apollo Theatre. She was recently quoted as saying that she's ready to move to London permanently because Americans don't appreciate older women.

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