I told you a few weeks ago that “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” was letting go of three main players: Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Eric Bogosian. Now I can tell you this: one of their characters will die.
“CI” just finished filming an episode in which one of the three is murdered. That’s the exit show for the other two as well.
I am told by “CI” insiders that Erbe, especially, is very unhappy with the way things have worked out over there. “She was told everything was going fine, and then they were fired.”
Whoever was murdered isn’t too happy, either. But I’m not giving that part away.
The show is next turned over to Jeff Goldblum, who will soldier on without the original cast.
Meantime, there’s a new companion book out for “Law & Order SVU” by Susan Green and the Hollywood Reporter’s own Randee Dawn.
Fans of the show will love the episode breakdowns and the interviews with all the actors. And here’s something you might not know. Richard Belzer’s Det. Sgt. John Munch came over from another show, “Homicide: Life on the Streets.” That show was created by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. They owned the Munch character, but waived all rights to him ‘ including royalties. Ten years later, Fontana jokes, he wishes maybe he hadn’t signed it all away. Belzer is still on the show and going strong!