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D'Onfrio, Erbe and Bogosian leaving Criminal Intent

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Small Town Guy, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    I know Law and Order: Criminal Intent is most people's least-favorite L&O show, but it's long been my favorite. But maybe not after this season.

    No more Goren, Eames or Ross! They'll all be gone this season.

    Apparently Jeff Goldblum's character will be the lone big star, no more alternating. I love Goldblum's character, but the show needs Goren. And D'Onfrio is apparently leaving in the season premiere.


  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Umm, whut?

    Goren's the best character on ANY of the L&Os these days.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Erbe's the best thing on that show. I might still watch it - but it seems pretty clear NBC is gutting budgets and forcing actors to work for less or leave.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Wow, that makes sense, get rid of the pair that has been the foundation of the show, along with an excellent boss character. And here I thought letting Courtney B. Vance leave and hiring Alicia Witt were the show's worst moves.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't know what this means - if it means anything - but it does seem like NBC prefers to "create their own" stars than hire established actors for their series. I can't think of any show on their network anchored by someone who came in with much of a reputation outside of NBC. Goldblum is basically burning off the contract he got from NBC from a show that got yanked after about 10 episodes.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It's not an NBC show, unless they are still paying for it. It's on USA Network now.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Still in the NBC/GE family
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Egads, the reasoning behind the changes is the worst part. They want to "lighten" the show to fit with Monk, Psych and the rest of the USA lineup. The characters being written out are too serious for that.
  9. Mariska Hargitay is the ONLY reason to watch any of the Law and Orders. WORSHIP
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Damn right. Guy's a kook in real life, but a great, great actor (anyone see "The Salton Sea"?) Goren is the second-best character on all of TV, right behind Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
  11. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Monk is done after this season. I can't figure out what the reasoning is.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Totally agreed.

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