NBC has released information for two new episodes for Law & Order and Law & Order SVU for the week of January 3rd. Here are the details for Law & Order SVU “Quickie” and Law & Order “Blackmail.” (Update 12/29/09: Law & Order "Blackmail" is being bumped from January 8 so NBC can show an extra hour of (boring) Dateline. The new air date has not been confirmed, although Law & Order is now scheduled to start back up on January 15, 2010.) .) Another update 12/31/09: The Futon Critic web site says the episode has been “deleted” and is “no longer valid”, however, I have been unable to confirm this information as yet with an official NBC press release from their media web site. It’s possible that with the holidays, NBC may be a little late in getting the official information out via their normal channels. THE LATEST AS OF 1/02/2010 - NBC now has the air date set for "Blackmail" as January 15. Hopefully it will stick this time!
Law & Order SVU “Quickie” Air Date 1/06/2010 (9 PM ET/ 8C Wednesday NBC)
A WOMAN FOUND DEAD AND TO HAVE BEEN HIV-POSITIVE, THE SEARCH THEN BEGINS FOR THE MAN WHO'S KNOWINGLY SPREADING THE VIRUS
When seventeen year-old Andrea McWilliams is found strangled and beaten to death in an alley, her ex-boyfriend leads the cops to a website that McWilliams used to meet up with random men . Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) decides to create a user account for the site and finds womanizer Peter Butler (guest star Brian Geraghty), the man who met up with McWilliams. The case is closed when a different suspect is proven guilty of her murder, and a new one opens when McWilliams rape kit tests positive for HIV. Not only is HIV spreading as a result of countless attacks, but now the detectives must also catch a rapist on the loose. Also starring: Chris Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Hagen), Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Stephanie March (ADA Alexandra Cabot), B.D. Wong (Dr. George Huang), Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner).
My recap and review of Law & Order SVU "Quickie" can be found here.
Law & Order “Blackmail” Air Date 01/15/2010 (8 PM ET/ 7C Friday NBC)
A FREELANCE JOURNALIST IS MURDERED AND A CASE OF BLACKMAIL UNRAVELS EXPOSING A WORKPLACE AFFAIR.
When Detectives Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) find journalist Megan Kerr dead in an abandoned apartment, the detectives learn of a relationship between the victim and daytime talk show host Vanessa Carville (Guest Star Samantha Bee). Upon further investigation, the detectives encounter Carville in a meeting with DA Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), and Carville admits to a series of workplace affairs and a blackmail threat leaving the detectives suspicious of Carville and her co-workers. Also starring: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren), Alana De La Garza (Connie Rubirosa), and Linus Roache (Michael Cutter).
My recap and review of Law & Order "Blackmail" can be found here.
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