or


[02/09/05 - 12:00 AM]
Chris Noth Joins NBC's 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'

[via press release from NBC]

CHRIS NOTH JOINS NBC'S "LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT"

CHRIS NOTH RETURNS AS SERIES REGULAR ON "LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT"

Noth to Split Duties with Star Vincent D'Onofrio

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- February 9, 2005 -- Chris Noth, who played Detective Mike Logan on "Law & Order" from 1990 to 1995, has signed a deal with Wolf Films and NBC Universal Television Studio to bring the Logan character back as a series regular on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Noth will join "Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (Detective Robert Goren) as a lead detective in the Major Case Squad. D'Onofrio and Noth will split the case loads, with each fronting 11 episodes for the series' fifth season.

Noth (as Logan) appears in this Sunday's (February 13) episode of "Criminal Intent," airing 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC.

"The hardest job in show business is being a single lead on an hour drama series," creator and executive producer Dick Wolf explained. "Vincent has done an unbelievable job for the last four seasons, but after 3 ? years, the grueling pace finally took its toll. This is an ideal solution so that Vincent can continue to do the incredible work that has become the hallmark of the role. I've worked with Chris over the past 17 years, and bringing him on to reprise one of the most popular characters in the history of the brand, is a win-win situation."

Executive producer and showrunner Rene Balcer added, "Having written for Chris during the five years he was on 'Law & Order,' this is a unique opportunity for me to revisit an old friend and take Detective Mike Logan into unchartered territory. We like trying new things at 'Criminal Intent,' whether it's asking our fans to decide a character's fate or using rotating leads. As Vincent said, cool counts, and we think this idea's pretty cool. Adding Chris and a new partner to the mix allows us to create a fresh dynamic while remaining true to what's made 'Criminal Intent' a success."

"I love this show, and I hope to stay with it as long as it is on the air," D'Onofrio added. "After recently working with Chris on an episode, I am excited about what he will bring to the show creatively, and my reduced workload will be very welcome."

"It's great to be back working with Dick and Rene and to be in the 'Law & Order' family again," Noth said. "I felt very much at home when I did the guest shot and realized how terrific the cast and crew are, it was an offer that I couldn't refuse."

In this Sunday's episode ("Stress Position") Detective Mike Logan, who was exiled to Staten Island after punching a city Councilman ten years ago, is brought in to the Major Case Squad to help Detectives Goren and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) solve a case that involves Logan's girlfriend, who works as a nurse at a Federal prison.

Noth reprised his role as Logan in the 1998 NBC telefilm "Exiled," which was one of the top-rated television films for the season. Wolf and NBC Universal Television Studio have other Logan telefilms in development.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is one of the top-rated dramas on NBC, and recently garnered record prices for its syndication sale to USA and Bravo. The series stars D'Onofrio, Erbe, Courtney B. Vance as A.D.A. Carver and Jamey Sheridan as Capt. James Deakins. Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer, Fred Berner and Peter Jankowski are Executive Producers.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)









[05/02/15 - 09:23 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Delivers Its Most-Watched Friday in Four Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 1.

[05/02/15 - 09:07 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank," "Beyond the Tank" Top Demos for ABC
The Alphabet is the network to beat among adults 18-49 last night.

[05/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Is #1 for 4th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 - "Beyond the Tank" Opens Strong
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 1.

[05/01/15 - 02:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 1 - NBC Gives Series Order to Trio of Dramas
"Blindspot," "Chicago Med" and "Heartbreaker" (formerly "Heart Matters") are all on tap at the Peacock.

[05/01/15 - 02:10 PM]
Oxygen Changes Time of "Funny Girls" to 11 PM ET/PT
The newcomer previously aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/01/15 - 01:55 PM]
Little Big Town and Faith Hill to Perform "Girl Crush" on the "2015 Billboard Music Awards"
These stars join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and more!

[05/01/15 - 01:19 PM]
Investigation Discovery Clinches Spot as Top 10 Network for Women in Prime in April
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/15 - 01:12 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Best April Ever in Men
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/15 - 12:51 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews Hit Series "Naked and Afraid" for All New Season
In its most recent season premiere, the series earned its highest rated season premiere ever, even beating the series launch out of "Skywire Live."

[05/01/15 - 12:21 PM]
ESPN's NFL Draft: Round 1 Scores Seven Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 30.

[05/01/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Networks Teams with John Singleton on Drama Pilot "Snowfall"
Singleton will direct the pilot, which was previously set up at Showtime, based on a script he co-wrote with Eric Amadio.

[05/01/15 - 11:49 AM]
The CW Network Sets New "Beauty and the Beast" Season 3 Premiere Date for Thursday, June 11
Originally, the new season was slated to premiere on May 21.

[05/01/15 - 11:02 AM]
Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia Join the Cast of ABC Family's "Shadowhunters"
Dominic Sherwood was previously announced for the role of "Jace."

[05/01/15 - 10:59 AM]
Imagine REO Speedragons to Rock ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" May 4
Jimmy Kimmel will unite REO Speedwagon and Imagine Dragons to a one-time-only performance of "Mash Up supergroup."

[05/01/15 - 10:46 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights New Docuseries "Sing It!" Following Two Elite A Cappella Groups Competing for the High Notes
Over the course of eight episodes, the hour-long docuseries crescendos in a championship sing off.