According TVLine, Fox will reprise the role of Louis Canning for at least three or four episodes.
Fox's character was last seen offering Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) a position at his new law firm. She ultimately declined.
The 'Spin City' veteran was nominated for an Emmy for his 'Good Wife' role, but lost to 'Harry's Law' guest Paul McCrane.
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'The Good Wife' Season 3 premieres Sun., Sept. 25 at 9PM ET.
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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.'
News Roundup: 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Brothers & Sisters' Get Script Orders, Wentworth Miller Eyes 'Spartacus' Role and More
According to Deadline Hollywood, the network also called for an additional four scripts of 'Brothers & Sisters,' which was only picked up for 18 episodes this season, and one more script of the midseason medical drama 'Off the Map.'
Additionally, The Ausiello Files reports that The CW has ordered two more scripts for its struggling sophomore series 'Life Unexpected.'
While extra scripts aren't a guarantee for more episodes, it's a very telling -- and good -- sign that the network is pleased with the way the shows are performing.
In other TV news ...
• Wentworth Miller is reportedly interested in taking over Andy Whitfield's role in 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand.' The show is re-casting Whitfield's role while the star undergoes treatment for cancer. [The Ausiello Files]
• Gwyneth Paltrow is currently filming her guest spot on 'Glee.' Ryan Murphy said in a Paley Center panel last night that she will sing a song from 'Chicago' and scream at a teapot while dressed as Mary Todd Lincoln. [Wall Street Journal]
It's a shame, though, that Foley isn't moving to a new show full-time, because we think he deserves another chance.
That got us thinking: What are some other TV stars in need of a comeback?
We took a look at some of the best canceled shows from last season ('Privileged!' 'Pushing Daisies!') and selected six stars we'd love to see land on new series. Check out our picks below.
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.
(S04E21/S04E22) "I don't want to run anymore." - Michael
I'm happy that Prison Break is over. I've been a fan since the beginning, and even though it tested your threshold for absurd and ridiculous TV moments on more than one occasion, Prison Break was still one helluva ride. While part of me wishes that it had gone out on a creative high after maybe a season or two, I still appreciate what Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, and Co. tried to do in season three and on some level, I even respect what went down here in the final season - arguably the drama's worst. That being said, tonight's two-hour finale offered some solid closure while wrapping up most everyone's story in ways that actually felt believable.
(S04E20) "What kind of loser gets set up for two high profile assassinations within five years?" - Lincoln
That's a question I've been asking myself for some time now, except that my query was a bit more broad - what kind of loser gets messed up in this many conspiracies period? Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield (Quick sidebar: different last names. Obviously they weren't brothers.) haven't exactly had it easy, but it's finally starting to look like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel ... at least for Michael anyway.
Therefore, it will be no surprise to you to learn that more deaths are coming in the final episodes of the series. But did you know that there is one that will be so major that the show's Powers That Be needed to meet face-to-face with the network to get approval?
Curious as to who may bite the dust by series' end? Want to speculate on how it will happen?
Extreme spoilers follow! You've been warned.
(S04E19) "Maybe I can meet my grandson one day." - Cristina
With only three original hours left in Prison Break's run (not counting the two hour telepic that may or may not air), it's about time we got some solid answers. Despite her plea saying otherwise, I feel pretty confident now in believing that Cristina ain't one of the good guys. While General Krantz isn't much better, he's starting to look like a saint compared to Michael and Lincoln's mother.
(S04E18) "I warned you not to come Michael." - Lincoln
Eighteen episodes into Prison Break's final season and we finally got some solid explanation as to what exactly The Company has been up to all this time. Answers are a good thing - except when they create more questions. After learning about Scylla's true contents (at least some of it anyway), I'm more confused than ever.
(S04E17) "She used to bake cookies when we came home from school." - Michael
For some reason all I could about during this episode was Cartman whining, "But Mooooommmm." Life sucks when your mother tries to kill you, huh? Prison Break's return saw a lot of action, but like most episodes, a lot of it was filler. It's still unclear as to what the precise end game for Scylla is going to be, but one thing is certain - the addition of Kathleen Quinlan as Lincoln and Michael's mother Christine has added a new layer of tension to the show that had been sorely lacking for the first leg of the final season.
As if we haven't heard enough bad news about this show. Turns out that the final two hours of everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, Prison Break, might not even air on FOX. The over-the-top drama, which was recently canceled, returns this Friday ("The Mother Lode", 9PM ET on FOX) to air the first of its final six episodes. All of those episodes will air on FOX.
Confused? Keep reading.
The Prison Break spinoff idea was put on the back burner and most of us thought it would never happen after all. However, a casting call for PB's episode 4.23 makes me think that FOX is going forward with the spinoff set in a prison for women, especially now that Prison Break has been cancelled. Or they at least want to test the idea before making their final decision.
Spoilers for episode 4.23 and potential Prison Break spinoff coming up!
Now, I think that even for hardcore fans this doesn't really come as a shock. I remember when the show premiered, the first question on everyone's mind was, how are they going to make an entire season of a TV show about a prison break? And as the first season went on the questions became, what happens if and when they get out of prison? Will the show end? Will they have to change the name of the show? That last one was actually toyed with but then abandoned.
FOX's Kevin Reilly says that the show has simply "run its course," and this is probably one of the few times that TV fans will agree with a network executive. The remaining episodes will start airing on April 17, but there's no word on how many episodes will be shown, the ones that are already done or if more will be filmed.
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