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Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plan Sight Return May 1st

In Plain SightUSA has announced that two its dramas will be returning on May 1st. Law & Order: Criminal Intent was previously renewed for a 10th season. Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe) are returning for eight episodes which will serve as the show’s farewell season.

Last July, In Plain Sight was renewed for seasons four and five, comprised of 13 episodes each. This will be the baker’s dozen of those episodes.

Here are the details from USA…


Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe Reprise their Beloved Roles in LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT for its Tenth and Final Season

New In Plain Sight Showrunners Ed Decter and John Strauss

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 3, 2011 – USA Network, the #1 network in 2010 for an unprecedented five consecutive years running, is kicking off its spring lineup with two of its popular original series, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and IN PLAIN SIGHT. LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT returns for its final season with eight all new episodes and IN PLAIN SIGHT will air its fourth season with 13 episodes. Both will premiere on Sunday, May 1, at 9/8c and 10/9c, respectively.

The final season of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT features the long-anticipated return of Detectives Goren (D’Onofrio) and Eames (Erbe) to the Major Case Squad. Terminated for insubordination a year ago, Detective Robert Goren has been reunited with his long-time partner Alex Eames at the behest of new Major Case Captain William Hannah, a friend of Goren’s since Academy days. In addition to plunging into colorful, dangerous mysteries, Goren has mandatory sessions with brilliant police psychologist Robyn Widrow that will ultimately help him unravel his tortured past, and to chart a course in the right direction. Each week, viewers will be taken through sizzling, sexy episodes of murder and provocative themes, such as: a beautiful female banker whose sole client was the Catholic Church; an adventuresome rogue who may be the country’s best cyber-warrior; a woman who was blackmailing a wealthy, tabloid-fodder “bad boy.”

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT had a strong ninth season, delivering 3.60 million total viewers to the series on Tuesdays in 2010. LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT is produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Productions. The series was created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, who also executive produces, and was developed by Rene Balcer. Shot entirely in and around New York City, the third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.

IN PLAIN SIGHT stars Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program (WITSEC), who relocates Federal Witnesses, most of whom fall into three categories: career criminals, whistle-blowers or innocents who had the misfortune of witnessing a crime. They all have one thing in common – someone wants them dead. Mary’s job is to see that doesn’t happen, while at the same time attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family. IN PLAIN SIGHT also stars Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz and Paul Ben-Victor. Guest stars for season four include Josh Malina, Bradley Whitford, Rachel Boston, John de Lancie and Ali Marsh, among others. In the upcoming season, Marshall (Weller) will have a new love interest (Boston); Brandi (Hiltz) gets engaged to Peter (Malina), and Mary reluctantly helps plan the wedding.

IN PLAIN SIGHT debuted as the #1 new series on cable in 2008 and was the #1 cable drama Wednesdays in 2010. IN PLAIN SIGHT is produced by Universal Cable Productions and is filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Executive producers for season four are Ed Decter and John Strauss.

USA is the home to ten original scripted series: BURN NOTICE, ROYAL PAINS, WHITE COLLAR, PSYCH, IN PLAIN SIGHT, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and COVERT AFFAIRS and the newest hit, FAIRLY LEGAL. A LEGAL MIND and NECESSARY ROUGHNESS will be the next originals to join the roster this summer, bringing USA’s programming slate to a record number of scripted original series in 2011.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

What do you think? Are you glad Law & Order: Criminal Intent and In Plan Sight are returning? Will you be sorry to see Criminal Intent go?


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Susan Kane April 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I love Criminal Intent I love the characters Gorn and Eames , They are GREAT actors and really work well together.. I like Chris Nork and Jeff Goldblum but the best for this show is by far Vince D’ Onofrio and Kathern Erbe , they work well together have chemistry and she keeps him in line .. I just love the show with them in it without them it is just ok . CI is my favorite Law and Order out of all of them..I agree with the post above Goren’s character got very deep .. I hope you will change your mind and keep it on the air ,It seems like all the good shows get cancelled …

In Plain Sight is a good show too .. but CI is my favorite


shelly April 20, 2011 at 11:56 am



Pamela April 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I am so glad that Goren and Eames are coming back, Jeff Goldblum was great also and this series will always be my favorite of them all. I will be sad to see it end, why fix if not broken TV Execs???????


Christine March 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I’m soooo glad that CI is back. Sad that it will be the last episodes. D’Onofrio is my favorite actor. They should have kept the original team instead of switching characters. I couldn’t keep up with the female actors’ revolving door. I did enjoy Goldblum though.


Peg March 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

Glad to see L & O CI back!!! Sorry it’s only for their last season. Still trying to get over the fact they moved the original L & O to LA which obviously was NOT a good move…miss that show as well.


pat March 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I am thrilled L&O CI is coming back, always thought it was the best L&O out of the bunch. Will miss it when it’s over.


Ryan February 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

VDO was ok, but Erbe was better. I quite liked Jeff Goldblum. He was pretty restrained and I enjoyed how a lot of his cases boiled down to an Agatha Christie style ending, where multiple suspects are around and he slowly pieces everything together and tells the story of the crime. I watched more of Logan and then Nichols then I ever did Goren. Too bad there will be no close for Goldblum. Too bad L&O LA couldn’t get him instead of that stupid move they are pulling with Molina. That’s easily the worst L&O show.

I’m also disappointed they couldn’t get Erbe to have stayed on as Goldblum’s partner. The two they did together were fantastic. Also that two part season 8 opener was very well done. I love how they incorporated the two teams. Much more fluid than the one back in season 5.

I wonder who will play Captain Hannah…


Karen Moose February 6, 2011 at 2:23 am

I’m glad In Plain Sight is coming back & I always liked Law & Order Criminal Intent w/Vincent D’Onofrio.


Steven Solis February 5, 2011 at 7:01 am

I’m happy that plain sight is coming back for 26 episodes. I am that unhappy that my favorite Law and Order show Criminal Intent is back for only 6 episodes. this sucks big time!


Mac February 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Not a fan of Criminal Intent. Goren was the most ANNOYING guy on tv. Love In Plain Sight. Mary and Marshal are a perfect combination and I’m glad the show is being renewed. Hope it’s around for a long time.


JP February 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

criminal intent sucks people like all the law & order shows GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!!!


Traci February 4, 2011 at 12:06 am

JP–If you don’t like L&O, why are you here?


pj February 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

It is nice that Goren and Eames are coming back . It wasn’t the same. I enjoyed Jeff Goldblum. But I enjoyed seeing Goren and Eames each week. They have a connection with each other and know what each other was thinking. Sorry to see the series end, but hope that they will come back as a 2 hour special now and then


Ron February 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I enjoyed watching both D’Onofrio and Goldblum’s characters, and ofter wondered what it would have been like if their characters were partnered. That would be a real brain twister. Either way, I am glad to see it back on. I am also glad to see that In Plain Sight is back.


Kat February 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I liked the show better with Goldblum… I always thought the way D’Onofrio’s character knew EVERYTHING about EVERY little obscure thing was absolutely ridiculous and extremely irritating and uninteresting. But I’m glad long-time fans of the show get to say good-bye to it with its original stars.


Carolyn Mitchell February 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

Glad to see Crim Intent coming back. It moved to USA network and I could never find it. My husband and I really liked the main stars Vincent and Kathryn. Vincent was truly a great actor in the show. His character was outstanding. His thinking in the show was unique. We loved his thought process. The show is interesting to watch, not just something to entertain, but also uses your head, which now days doesn’t happen in many of the shows. I hope you continue to keep it on TV. The show with Goldblum is OK, but not the same. We miss Vincent!


sharp February 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

i’m really glad in plain sight is coming back, i say good riddance to law and order ci though.


mary March 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm



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