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Law & Order: Criminal Intent: USA Renews and Cancels TV Show; No Season 11?

Vincent D'OnofrioLast month, we reported that USA Networks was considering cancelling its long-running Law & Order: Criminal Intent series. After a number of different scenarios were supposedly bandied about, the cable channel has made up its mind — or has it?

The spin-off series follows investigations of high-profile cases. The show moved from NBC to USA Networks in 2007. Up until last year, it starred Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe. This past season starred Jeff Goldblum, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Saffron Burrows.

Due to the TV show’s uncertain future, Goldblum decided to exit. The rest of the cast’s contracts expired over the summer.

USA has now decided to both renew and cancel Criminal Intent. It’ll come back for a 10th and final season of eight episodes. This will bring the series total to 195 installments.

On the positive side, D’Onofrio is returning as Detective Goren, a character he’s played in 133 episodes. Other castmembers are still in negotiations to return.

Executive producer Dick Wolf said, “Only time will tell if this is a fond farewell or a renaissance for Detective Robert Goren but everyone is ecstatic about going back to work on a show that’s a passion for all of us.”

Interestingly, Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming for USA, doesn’t sound totally committed to ending the show. He said “We have been the fortunate caretakers of this legendary series, and we plan to give it the world-class farewell it so richly deserves. Dick and his team promise to create a major event for television with incredible surprises. The plan is for this to be the series finale, but with a Dick Wolf franchise, one really never knows until it’s over.”

The 10th and final (?) season of Law & Order Criminal Intent is expected to air in 2011.

What do you think? Are you happy there will be some closure for the series? Do you think Criminal Intent should continue and return for season 11?

 

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Josey Lawyer June 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

If they do not bring this show back there is going to be a riot and a lot of dead husbands! I am extremely devestated but I know Dick is just playing (at least I hope so)! This is the best show ever!! I watch them all religously!!!!! Hell Even Law & Order grew on me!! Please bring this show back and the originals!!! Also Law & Order was so hot before it cancelled! Bring them back as well! I am a junkie and in need of a fix!!!!! Please Please Please please Please Pretty Please With Cherries On Top!!!

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Sally K June 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm

PLEASE BRING BACK VINCENT D’ONOFRIO!! HE IS THE REASON WE WATCH LOCI!

MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY LOVE THIS SHOW AND WE CAN’T IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT VINCENT!!

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Sylvia June 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

My favourite show-the only show I’l tivo these days. This is truely the best of the “law and order” shows- and as all dramas go -Its so well done- not too over the top like most shows nowadays. I truely love Goren- and the dynamic he has going with Aimes. Please keep it going…. Ive already watched the the previous seasons over and over – when they have marathons….truely can’t get enough.

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Douglas B Drake June 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

I think this has been one of the best shows ever on TV. Last season was a little slow without the original characters, but bringing them back this year was very exciting. If they do end the show for good at least they ended it with the originals. I hope they change their minds and bring them back for more.

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Kim June 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I am watching the final episode right now and it is not ending with a bang the way it is described above. I for one hope it comes back for another season.

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Josey Lawyer June 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I hope and pray they come back!!!

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rona levin June 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Love it! Keep it going!

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dee June 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I was thrilled when Bobby and Aimes returned for this years season. But devastated to find out it’s ending next week. I think it’s one of the better quality dramas on television. Judging by the way Americans seems to crave reality tv, I’m guessing well written series will be a thing of the past real soon if not already.

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Nan Gulley June 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

Please continue with Law and Order Criminal Intent….This is my favorite show, especially Det. Goren and Det. Eames.

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Traci Pigott June 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

Please don’t take Law & Order Criminal Intent away….it was bad enough losing the original. In fact, bring them both back. We are military and that is a HARD life to live, there are so few things we can enjoy because of how busy Soldiers stay constantly in certain positions. Our one thing to look forward to after losing L&O the original was Goren and Eames. Please reconsider. Plus, why stop at 195…so close to 200 episodes? Such a shame. Goren and Eames will be missed. They were doing a good thing for this military family….we are sad it’s over. We don’t know what to do. You closing scene certainly leave room for a return…think about it. D’onlofrio and Erbe still have so much to offer us, so does Sam Waterson. And we constantly remember Jerry Orbach fondly adn always will. We lost Jerry for good, but must we lose the others? It’s not fair and just a shame.

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Denise Gindhart June 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

I loved the show, especially Det. Goren. There is much trash on TV. This series was well done and well acted. It should have never been cancelled. Thank you.

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josetta June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

I love the show as well. I wish they would have a season 11.To tell you the truth as long as the actors what to do it then why not bring it back for a while. I didn’t watch it when it first aired back in 2001. Boy I did not know what I was missin. I saw Vincent in an eposide of Homicide Life on the Streets.”The Subway” and I feel in love with the actors performace. So then I went back and saw an eposide with him in it and have been watchin every since. He is a very powerful Acto and so is Kathryn. I will miss both of them very much. I am still holding on to hope that they will pick it back up for another season if not longer. Vincent/Katryn will both be missed and I love them both from the bottom of my heart. I also hated to know that there was not but eight eposides and they all came and went so fast. I also loved the ending last night when he walked out of the doc’s office guess who was waiting for him. He said Alex and when she told them about another case. I think there is more that Goren wants to say to Eames but just don’ know how to say it.

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Yvonne Black July 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I know the ending was sweet. But I wanted them both to say more. But to finally see Bobby smile again and the smile Eames had on her face did the trick for me. It is just so sad know we won’t get to see that smile and the mystery of Bobby again and the devotion of a true partner like Eames . We love the both . To the writer and producer bring our friends back to us

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Lori Kunde June 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

We need this show back on the air.

Superb Acting and oddly but beautifully character development!! It is unique.
No one is allowed to call or text during L&O CI and when they showed the small flashback bit to Goren’s moments I got sucked in and cried and cried. A truly great actor, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Kathryn Erbe as well…..

cmon stop this yes no insanity and PAY THE MONEY for these pros. :-)

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Honey"B" June 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

PLEASE do not cancel Criminal Intent!!! It is the best show on TV!!! I watch all of Dick Wolf’s shows and marathons and Criminal Intent is the best! I just watched the series finale on USA and felt a lost. Whatever the price, please continue the series. Thank you!

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CC June 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

THIS IS MY FAVORITE SHOW. AND MY FAVORITE CHARACTER; SO COMPLEX IS GOREN. I DO WISH THAT THE WRITERS OF ALL HIS SHOWS THOUGH WOULD STOP INCLUDING THE PHRASE “HOW SO”. I WATCH ALL OF THEM OVER AND OVER. I BET “HOW SO” IS SAID AT LEAST 5 TIMES IN EACH EPISODE; REGARDLESS OF THE SHOW! LOL

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Becky June 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm

PLEASE keep Law and Order Criminal Intent on the air. I was so disappointed when I realized that it had only returned for a few shows.

While I am on the topic…..Why not bring back Law and Order as well!!!!

Please—–I loved both shows and never missed them.
Thanks

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patrician Callahan Gehring June 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Please do not end this show!!!!! This my favorite Law and Order show and also my 89 yr. mothers too.

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