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Kathy Griffin to Play Lesbian Activist on 'Law & Order: SVU' (Hello, Emmy!)

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 16th 2009 2:34PM
Kathy Griffin Law & Order: SVUD-list diva Kathy Griffin is about to star in an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order SVU', TV Guide is reporting.

Griffin will play a lesbian activist in the episode, airing Feb. 10 on NBC. Filming is scheduled to begin early next year.

Since Griffin is best known for her comedic work ('Suddenly Susan'; Bravo's 'My Life on the D-List'), we can only hope that the awards-hungry funny lady has booked 'SVU' to win another Emmy. And who can blame her? 'SVU' has dominated the guest acting Emmy categories in recent years, with awards going to Ellen Burstyn, Cynthia Nixon and Marcia Gay Harden.

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'Lost''s Naveen Andrews to Guest on 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Amy Kuperinsky, posted Nov 3rd 2009 2:39PM
Naveen Andrews'Lost' fans are about to get a double dose of Naveen Andrews.

TV Guide is reporting that Andrews will guest on an upcoming episode of 'Law & Order: SVU,' airing right around the time of 'Lost''s final season premiere in Jan., 2010.

Does this mean that Andrews' character, Sayid Jarrah, will make an early exit? So far no details have been announced regarding his 'SVU' guest spot, nor his presence in 'Lost' season 6. What we do know is that Andrews will begin taping in the "next week or so" in New York, while the cast of 'Lost' reportedly films episode 6 in Hawaii.

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Benjamin Bratt back on the beat at Law & Order

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 25th 2009 11:06AM
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I started watching Law & Order during the Briscoe and Green days, so I don't know a whole lot about Detective Rey Curtis, Briscoe's former partner from '94-'99. What I do know is that Benjamin Bratt is pulling a Chris Noth and returning to the show that gave him his big break.

Bratt, whose A&E series, The Cleaner, was just canceled, is reprising his role as Detective Rey Curtis on the original Law & Order. However, it doesn't look like the current crime-fighting duo of Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) have anything to worry about: Bratt is only signed up for one episode.

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Ask TV Squad: NYPD Blue, Miami Trauma and online shows

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 7th 2009 2:02PM
NYPD BlueThe "Ask TV Squad" column, published every Wednesday, answers your questions about current and past TV shows, as well as about the celebrities appearing on TV. Every week, I will pick a question (or more) sent to us and provide answers in the column. If your question is not picked for a column, it may be answered in a subsequent column. To submit questions to the "Ask TV Squad" column, you can post them below in comments or email them at asktvsquad@gmail.com.

This week, I answer questions about online TV shows, a new series called Miami Trauma, and NYPD Blue DVDs.

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USA gives itself props with Emmy-nominated show marathon

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 28th 2009 11:29AM
Monk CastIf a show is good enough to get nominated for an Emmy, why not watch it for hours on end while you forget forever what the sun looks like?

USA Networks has announced that it's reaching around and patting itself enthusiastically on the back for its Emmy nomination collection with a marathon event of Monk, House and Law & Order: SVU. The chain of would-be red carpet winners runs Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6 and includes the episodes of each show up for awards.

Monk is all USA's baby and garnered 16 total Emmy nominations including seven nominations and three wins for Tony Shalhoub (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series).

House is Fox and SVU is shared with NBC. But it's one big happy Emmy family for USA.

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Kristen Johnston Replaces Paula Abdul on 'Ugly Betty' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 21st 2009 12:00PM
Kristen JohnstonKristen Johnston replaces Paula Abdul, Rosie Perez goes after pedophiles on 'SVU,' Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson team up for an HBO movie and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Paula Abdul Eyes 'Ugly Betty' Role & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 12th 2009 12:30PM
Paula AbdulFormer 'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul already has her sights set on another TV show: 'Ugly Betty.'

Also in the news today: Scott Foley books 'Law & Order: SVU,' while 'True Blood' continues to be a big ratings draw.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 11th 2009 10:05AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

Note that over the summer, Spoilers Anonymous will be published every two weeks due to production hiatus for most TV series. Weekly columns will resume in August.

This week we have spoilers for: Big Love, Brothers & Sisters, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Glee, Gossip Girl, Heroes, Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, One Tree Hill, and The Mentalist. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Michael Jackson Memorial Earns 31 Million Viewers & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 9th 2009 12:00PM
Michael Jackson memorial and Top Chef Las Vegas

Michael Jackson memorial draws 31.1 million viewers, 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' finds a premiere date, Terry Kinney books 'The Mentalist' and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Wentworth Miller goes from Prison Break to Law & Order: SVU

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 3rd 2009 10:32AM
wentworth_miller_prison_breakMore good news out of NBC's top drama. Wentworth Miller is guesting on Law and Order: SVU, and this time he's not going to be behind bars. The Prison Break actor will star in the September 23 premiere of Law and Order: SVU, which is kicking off its 11th season on the NBC.

Wentworth Miller's casting comes on the heels of NBC re-signing of Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni to two-year extensions as the show's mainstays, Detectives Benson and Stabler, as well as the return of Stephanie March as Alex Cabot and a four-show arc for Christine Lahti. I'd say that the powers-that-be are stacking the deck with prime talent to make sure Law and Order: SVU maintains its top quality status.

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Hilary Duff Joins 'Gossip Girl' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 2nd 2009 12:00PM
Hilary Duff and Paula Abdul

Hilary Duff books a multi-episode role on 'Gossip Girl,' Paula Abdul gets in touch with her inner 'Diva,' Wentworth Miller returns to the small screen and more TV news.

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Meloni & Hargitay sign on for more Law & Order: SVU

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 30th 2009 3:25PM
Hargitay_Meloni_Law_and_order_SVUWell, that's a relief. After months of speculation that NBC would be bringing Law & Order: SVU back for the 11th season without the two stars that have anchored the show, there's good news. Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni have re-signed with SVU. They pair agreed to stick with NBC's top-rated Neilsen drama for two more seasons.

Good news is probably an understatement. It's really great news because with SVU moving to Wednesday, 9 p.m., the show really didn't need to shake up the cast at this point in time. Stability mattered and NBC found a way to bring the two stars into the fold, offering them both the flexibility they sought.

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Hargitay and Meloni Returning to 'Law & Order: SVU' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 30th 2009 1:00PM
Law & Order SVU and Drea de Matteo

Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni sign a two-year deal with 'SVU,' Drea de Matteo moves in to Wisteria Lane, Disney crows a new 'Princess' and more TV news.

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2009 NBC Fall TV Premiere Dates

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 26th 2009 12:00PM
Jay LenoNBC's fall premiere schedule is all about 'The Jay Leno Show.'

The new 10PM series will begin its first full week on the network beginning Mon., Sept. 14. Also included that week are premieres of 'The Biggest Loser' (Tue., Sept. 14) and 'The Office' (Thu., Sept. 17).

Meanwhile, 'Heroes' returns with a two-hour premiere on Mon., Sept. 21.

See the full schedule after the jump.

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What to Watch Tuesday, April 28

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 28th 2009 5:00AM
NCIS'NCIS'
(8PM, CBS)
Murder, terrorists and a spin-off ... oh my. Tonight's episode, the first of a two-parter, has it all, as Gibbs and McGee head to Los Angeles to investigate the murder of a Marine.

Once there, they meet up with fellow Office of Special Projects agents G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J), who take the lead as the murder investigation turns into an urgent race to track down a terrorist cell.

Meanwhile, back at home base, Tony questions Ziva's loyalty when Mossad agent Michael Rivkin pops up. As for guest stars O'Donnell and LL Cool J, fans could get used to seeing their faces – they've been tapped to star in an 'NCIS' spin-off that may air on CBS next fall.

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