Saturday, August 13, 2011

Roache Returns to Law & Order (Briefly)

With Special Victims Unit now the last remaining vestige of NBC's once-sprawling Law & Order empire, it's become the only place to see some of our old favorites from Dick Wolf's procedural universe make return visits. According to TV Guide, one such return visit is in the offing for the show's 13th season premiere (a ripped-from-the-headlines take on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case), with one of my all-time fave Law & Order regulars, Linus Roache, a.k.a. fightin' DA Mike Cutter of the late, lamented Mothership, turning up in his new role as a bureau chief for the New York District Attorney's office. While SVU is going through some pretty big changes this season, with longtime lead Christopher Meloni departing the show and being replaced by two new cast members, it's an open question just how much life the skein still has in it, but while it's around, I sure wouldn't mind if Roache's presence became a semi-regular one.

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