Academy Award® and Emmy® nominee Jeff Goldblum (“Raines,” Jurassic Park) will join the cast of the USA Network hit original series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” when it returns for its eighth season. The announcement was made today by Jeff Wachtel, USA’s executive vice-president of original programming and Dick Wolf, Executive Producer and creator of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
USA recently picked up an eighth season for the hit series produced by Wolf Films and NBCU Cable Studio’s. Created and executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Dick Wolf and developed by Rene Balcer, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” veers from the traditional “Law & Order” format by taking viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. The seventh season of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” airs every Sunday at 9/8c on USA Network.
“Jeff is one of the most exciting actors around and is a perfect addition to the ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ ensemble. We are very excited to see what new moves he will bring to the Major Case Squad,” said Wachtel.
“Jeff’s presence will add a new dimension to an already successful show,” Wolf commented.
“I’m really excited to join this group of incredibly talented people,” said Goldblum.
Chris Noth will be leaving the series after his third season as Detective Mike Logan with “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
“Chris has been a member of the ‘Law & Order’ family since the beginning and Mike Logan is one of the most popular detectives in the history of television. We all wish him the best,” Wolf said.