I report this with some trepidation, seeing that the USA Network hasn’t been very reliable when it comes to committing to the start date for Season 8 of Law & Order Criminal Intent. A few sources are reporting that the series will be returning on April 19, 2009. Hal Boedeker The TV Guy with the Orlando Sentinel who has been very reliable in his other scoops, says the following:
Starting Sunday, April 19, USA will make a serious run at winning over viewers.
The network announced today that it will pair two returning series on the night: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" at 9 and "In Plain Sight" at 10.
Jeff Goldblum joins "Criminal Intent" as a Manhattan-born detective. Goldblum joins the cast of Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Julianne Nicholson and Eric Bogosian. Guest stars in the eight season will include Lynn Redgrave, Janel Moloney and Eric Balfour.
I won’t be holding my breath, and neither should you. But just in case this isn’t just another false alarm, I thought I’d pass it along to everyone anyway. I think it’s enough to allow the Vincent D’Onofrio and Jeff Goldblum fans to start rejoicing.
PS - TV Guide now also confirms the date. Start planning your celebrations now!
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