'Law and Order: CI' in Limbo, Jeff Goldblum Quits


'Law and Order: CI' in Limbo, Jeff Goldblum Quits


While the future is uncertain whether there will be a tenth season or not, the depicter of Det. Zach Nichols prefers to walk out.

In what seems like a deja vu, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" is going through another major casting change. Jeff Goldblum, through his representatives, announced that he is not returning to the USA network show as Detective Zach Nichols. The actors consideration indeed expired on July 31 after a month of extension from June.

Goldblum did not release a statement to Variety but said that his departure is not a negotiating tactic. Although an option is left open for him to come back, the actor is firm on leaving the show which future is still uncertain. Deadline said the leave has also something to do with the actor switching agent from Gersh to CAA.

USA and Dick Wolf's Wolf Films apparently blessed Goldblum's decision for the parting is said to be "amicable". The actor is now keeping himself busy with the acting stint in Neil Simon's "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" at London's Old Vic.

Goldblum is the replacement of Chris Noth in the seventh season. He went on being the lead male star after Vincent D'Onofrio decided to quit last Fall. There is a rumor that D'Onofrio is asked to come back if the tenth season will be the final one.

The ninth season of "Law & Order: CI" ended in July but the network is yet to give confirmation whether there will be a tenth season, mainly because rating has been declining over the years. The options beside a full-episode pickup are two-season pickup and partial season pickup. USA reportedly will make its decision in the next few days.

© AceShowbiz.com


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Comments

  •  
    grgwild
    Jun 14, 2013

    Good riddance! Jeff Goldblum's acting was like watching old first sound movies with silent film actors --- over the top eye gestures as if he was being directed by Ed Wood! Painful to watch!

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    JAX
    Aug 15, 2010

    Their ratings would not have decreased if they had kept D'Onofrio and Erbe!!

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    daqu
    Aug 09, 2010

    Has this website considered the possibility of having articles written by someone who knows English past kindergarten level . . . and someone who checks facts (like the spelling of characters' names)??? Sure doesn't seem that way.

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    bertbiz
    Aug 04, 2010

    Maybe if CI goes off the air, US will keep the original Law & Order going.

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    mufnstuff
    Aug 04, 2010

    I love all the law and order series but I do believe that Vincent was the best choice. I'd love to see him back and hated when he departed.

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    JanJ
    Aug 04, 2010

    I loved Criminal Intent the best of all of the L & O shows. But I agree- Goldblum was awful. Vincent D'Onofrio made that show- he was great and if they could get him back, that would increase the ratings.

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    sburns
    Aug 04, 2010

    I agree GOLDBLUM has got to go. The only movie he was good at was The Fly. He`s a terriable actor. Send him back to his Telepods

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    Toffie
    Aug 04, 2010

    Quite frankly I thought that Jeff Goldblum was the worst of all the actors that played in that series. He was unbelievable in the role and in his scenes he seemed to be just reading his lines... Glad he is gone!!

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    hatsmith
    Aug 04, 2010

    Pls. do not bring D'onofrio and K. Erbe back. He is odd and seems confused so much. Erbe is unfortunate and boring.

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    hatsmith
    Aug 04, 2010

    Jeff Goldblum is wonderful in the L & O series. He brings a quirkiness and intellegence and of course, sexiness.

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    dismr
    Aug 04, 2010

    Amen! I love the L&O shows, but CI most. If they can't get D'Onofrio it would be sad, but anyone would be better than Goldblum.

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    DianaS
    Aug 04, 2010

    Wow, I'm so glad he's gone. He ruined a great show. Please bring back Vincent and Kathryn!

  •  
    BDavid
    Aug 04, 2010

    Goldblum was the worst casting choice since Dennis Miller did Monday Night Football.

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    txfan
    Aug 04, 2010

    omg please bring back Vincent D'onofrio and Kathryn Erbe.....They make the show. I had to stop watching the new ones and watch repeats. I couldnt bare to watch the show without them.

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    sallymae
    Aug 04, 2010

    Vincent D'onofrio he was the very best at the show i truly wish they would bring him back

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