Sunday, July 21, 2024

Guess Who’s Back on “Law & Order SVU” This Season? Why Tamara Tunie as Medical Examiner Melinda Warner!


Great news, “SVU” fans. The wonderful Tamara Tunie is back on the show as medical examiner Dr. Melinda Warner starting with the third episode of the new season, “Remember Me in Quarantine.”

On Instagram, Tune– who was a semi-regular for 15 years from 2000 to 2015 — wrote: “And Season 22 begins! And DR. WARNER is BACK!!! So happy and full of thanks, to be working!!”

During many of those years, Tunie was also a regular cast member of the CBS soap, “As the World Turns.” Since then she’s become quite a force in New York theater as a producer. She’s also a Trustee at her alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University. That alone is quite an achievement.

It will be great to see her back on “SVU.” I do hope she’ll be on several episodes. “SVU” is starting its 22nd season with a very devoted following. Plus, Chris Meloni will be back for the first two episodes before he spins off into his own “Law & Order” series, “Organized Crime.”

I don’t know about you, but I feel that during the pandemic I’ve seen almost every “L&O” episode ever made, twice. And they never get old!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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