Vincent D'Onofrio Returns for 'Law and Order: CI' Series Finale

September 22, 2010 07:34:10 GMT

Meanwhile, deals are still being worked on to bring back the depicter of detective Robert Goren's partner and other original cast for the last season.


Vincent D'Onofrio Returns for 'Law and Order: CI' Series Finale
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As expected Vincent D'Onofrio is returning to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and this means the series will be back for the tenth and final season. Months-long deals have been taking place to bring back the depicter of Detective Robert Goren so that USA Network could give the show a proper closure.

Announced at the same time, the casting and the renewal confirm that the "Law & Order" franchise is taking a bow due to a decline in rating. The network has ordered 8 episodes for the final season which would start airing sometime in 2011. Deadline reports that the producers are still trying to bring back other "CI" alums including Kathryn Erbe.

USA also used the Tuesday, September 21 announcement to talk about a new project with series creator Dick Wolf. "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," said Jeff Wachtel, USA's president of original programming. "The plan is for this to be the series finale, but with a Dick Wolf franchise, one really never knows until it's over."

Cast Jeff Goldblum has left the show in August due to "uncertainty" of the show's future and an agency switch.

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posted by PAWS on Apr 11, 2011
LOVED THE GOREN'S CHARACTER AND HOPE TO FIND HIM IN SOMETHING AS GOOD AS LAW & ORDER. AND MISS SKEET ULRICH AS WINTERS ALREADY.
posted by CI on Feb 08, 2011
Gorem and Eames were the show and they brought it to the applause it deserved, they deserved.I stopped watching the show after D'Onofrio and Erbe left the show. Without them Law and Order:CI was not worth my time. It was such a good program with D'Onofrio and Erbe.
posted by swellmel52 on Feb 07, 2011
VDO and KE were CI and it was a BIG mistake to let them go---That could be the reason for the decline in ratings. As for the franchise, maybe it got out of hand---when you mess with a good thing...Enough said. Bring back L&O--NY (get out of LA), and the real CI which were the leaders of the pack tho start with . Let the viewers decide by a series of votes on a dedicated site. In the end I thank Dick Wolf for his genius in bring me viewing happiness all of these years from the very first L&O--NY episode way back in the early 90's thru today. Personally, I am very tired of LA-based stories. I love VDO--he is awesome !
posted by Bentley45 on Dec 30, 2010
Whew! At last Gorem and Eames are returning to their home base - Law and Order/Criminal Intent. I enjoy the other actors who made every attempt to revive the show after the afore-mentioned actors exited, but no way. Look forward to seeing Gorem and Eames in 2011. It's going to be a good year.
posted by Vincent\'s girl on Dec 15, 2010
Pleased to see Goren and Eames are coming back, they are the show. Last show should show they are involved romantically...yeah yeah....
posted by karla on Nov 22, 2010
I stopped watching the show because it wasn't as good as the original. Bobby's quirky mannerisms combined with his intellect and uunderstanding off mental illness while having such an understanding partner made the show!
posted by flo on Oct 16, 2010
dont change goren&eams chaon oractors-please-bring them back as they were @ first-also have olivia dabo on at least twice
posted by divici on Oct 14, 2010
They are closing LOCI because of decrease in viewers. Dick Wolfe and his producers are to blame. After Goren and Eames leaving the show it was not the same. Most people did not watch the show because without them it is not the same. Grate to have them back. LOLA is having the same effect. This second version cannot compare in a million years to the original.
posted by Angela on Oct 10, 2010
BRILLIANT!! BRILIANT!!! GOREN IS BACK!!!!!! Even EAMES is coming back!!! Goren and Eames make Law and Order CI, the show!!!! without them it is not the same!!! Looking forward to the show!
posted by ally on Oct 04, 2010
Thank god Vincent(Goren)is coming bad CI is not the same but Katherine also has to come back.I was so sad to watch them walk away.I watch all the old shows on Bravo and maybe 2 shows with Jeff. Than you Dick wolf for coming to your sense. Ally
posted by shadowdancer_f on Sep 27, 2010
I am sad they are ending the show..But so glad they will end it with the best. The show was not the same without Goren. I never stopped watching it tho.I liked Goldblum but it did not seem like CI with out the characters of Goren and Eames.Now I know I shall not miss a show...
posted by bun on Sep 22, 2010
This is great, yet totally retarded at the same time. USA could have spared themselves plumeting ratings, embarassment and a hell of a lot of money if they just gave in to VDO and Erbe's original salary demands. What a bunch of idiots. That said I'm glad they're coming back!! I'll actually start watching again! Love VDO & Erbe!!!
posted by karenann on Sep 22, 2010
Awesome news! Best news! I agree Goren made the show. So happy to hear he's coming back. I'll be watching for sure!
posted by phoenixsunrise on Sep 22, 2010
Oh I better not be dreaming! I miss Goren & Eames. When they left I left.I just love those 2! And for once lets have Goren and Eames come out above all the rest! they deserve the accolades in C & I!Looking forward to 2011!!
posted by Johnny on Sep 22, 2010
Olivia D'Abo better be in one of the shows. I want to see her save Goren from another criminal who has kidnapped and tortured and is about to kill him.
posted by U on Sep 22, 2010
I stopped watching the show after D'Onofrio and Erbe left the show. Without them Law and Order:CI was not worth my time. It was such a good program with D'Onofrio and Erbe.
posted by Ragozy on Sep 22, 2010
Was great to see Burrows and she played her role wonderfully. Goldbloom is always a charmer, but...maybe not for this show. Gorem and Eames were the show and they brought it to the applause it deserved, they deserved. I wonder, if D'Onofrio enjoys his outing, will Gorem and Eames bring the show back to life?
posted by L&O fan on Sep 22, 2010
Although we liked all the players of CI, have to admit Goren was the most unique character Wolf created. We missed Goren and Ames the most. Vincent plays "quirky" very well.
posted by malvar on Sep 22, 2010
I love gordon I am glad is coming back to law and order.
posted by Mari on Sep 22, 2010
Witout Goren, it is just another decent cop show. With him it's an icon. I hope the network has the sense to find another vehicle for VDO. He is incredibly talented and unique. I thought Katherine Erbe was basically a straiaght person, setting up his actions.

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