Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Dylan McDermott Will Join Dick Wolf’s “FBI Most Wanted,” Which Means He’s Out of “Organized Crime”


The end is near for Richard Wheatley. Color us all grateful.

Dylan McDermott, who plays Wheatley on “Law & Order: Organized Crime” on NBC, is moving to a new Dick Wolf show on a different network.

Deadline.com reports that McDermott will succeed departing star Julian McMahon on “FBI Most Wanted.” McMahon announced that he’s leaving the show in April after three seasons. No one knows if he was written out or actually resigned but the former is more likely than the latter.

Wheatley’s storyline must come to an end on “Organized Crime” and the show starring Chris Meloni needs to be retooled if it’s going to be renewed. They need to make it a “Law & Order” show with Meloni leading a group of detectives investigating different mobs, and some government lawyers who are prosecuting them. This endless story of Stabler avenging his wife’s death has proved to a dead end.

So we can assume Wheatley (whose real name is, lol, Sinatra) will be killed off, by Stabler presumably, or one of his kids, and his entire retinue will be gone. Maybe then “OC” will become enjoyable entertainment instead of punishment.


Roger Friedman
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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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