USA Network has announced the return date of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" which would wrap up the whole story in eight episodes. The tenth season would debut May 1 at 9/8c, followed by a new season of "In Plain Sight" right on the next hour.
Back in September last year, USA announced that there would be no new season of "CI" due to a decline in rating. In order to give it a proper closure, the producers have asked Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe to return. Both agreed and they would kick off the final season as "the best detective teams in the history of television".
The press release says, "Terminated for insubordination a year ago, Detective Robert Goren (D'Onofrio) has been reunited with his long-time partner Alex Eames (Erbe) at the behest of new Major Case Captain William Hannah, a friend of Goren's since Academy days. In addition to plunging into colorful, dangerous mysteries, Goren has mandatory sessions with brilliant police psychologist Robyn Widrow that will ultimately help him unravel his tortured past, and to chart a course in the right direction."
"Each week, viewers will be taken through sizzling, sexy episodes of murder and provocative themes, such as: a beautiful female banker whose sole client was the Catholic Church; an adventuresome rogue who may be the country's best cyber-warrior; a woman who was blackmailing a wealthy, tabloid-fodder 'bad boy'."