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Jeff Goldblum Is Done
With LAW & ORDER!!

I am – Hercules!! Deadline Hollywood reports that Jeff Goldblum has opted not to return to USA’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” with the next season expected to be the series’ 10th and last. Goldblum appeared as detective Zach Nichols on 24 episodes of the series between April 2009 and July 2010, 16 of them originally airing between March and July of this year. Producers are now looking into bringing back Vincent D’Onofrio, whose last episode as detective Robert Goren hit USA April 6. The original “Law & Order” was cancelled in May but “Law & Order: SVU” is still one of the strongest shows at NBC, where “Las & Order: Los Angeles” launches this fall. I think ITV may still be cranking out “Law & Order: UK,” starring “Battlestar Galactica” vet Jamie Bamber, but I’m not certain about this. Find all of Deadline’s story on the matter here.
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  • Aug. 3, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    who

    by Nemesis Enforcer

    Cares

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    oh come on, let's have some title creativity

    by BadMrWonka

    The Tall Man is off of Law and Order!!<p> Foldblum "Fly"s Away from Law and Order!!<p> Jurassic Parking Spots Available in the Backlot behind Law and Order!!<p> The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai, Now That Jeff Goldblum is Done With Law and Order!!

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I was psyched for a Goldblum-infused CI, but...

    by JuanSanchez

    It just wasn't up to snuff. Same old stories with only Goldblum to make them moderately interesting. Get something better, Jeffy.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Replace him with David Duchovny doing a Jeff Goldblum impression

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    See if anyone notices

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I know! Law & Order: Tehran!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    "We caught this guy protesting the election." "Death Penalty" "This woman went outside without wearing a headscarf" "Death Penalty." "This kid stole a pair of shoes." "Death Penalty." "Witnesses overheard this man saying the name of the Prophet in vain." "Death Penalty. Twice!" This scofflaw ran a red light." "Freedom." "Freedom?" "Heh. No just kidding... Death Penalty."

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Goldblum celebrates his Independance Day from L&O: CI!!!

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    "Shoes... shoe string... string theory...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... quantum physics.... brings Order to the universe. The LAW of gravity... makes things fall. New TV season starts in the fall. Wasting my talent on a TV series is just CRIMINAL... My INTENT is to not return to Law & Order: Criminal Intent!"

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Kinda long...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... for a title on AICN, though.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    The franchise is taking a header.

    by Nick Michalak

    Well, it looks like the L&O franchise is sinking fast. I'll try to give the L.A. show a chance, but Law & Order without New York is like Miami Vice without Miami. The city is part of the show's vibe, character, and personality.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Saffron Burrows: totally wrong for that series.

    by kabong

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Just wondering.

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    Does anybody else want to see Goldblum play Mr. Fantastic?

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Saffron Burrows

    by NippleEffect

    is a fatty<br> ewwwwwwwwwwwww<br> Fatty McFatenstein<p> chick is grossly thin<br> Giving her work supports her illness<br> reinforces her self image ans a walking skeleton

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    "“Law & Order: SVU” is still one of the strongest shows at NBC"

    by IndyCollector

    Sad. Just sad for a once great network.

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Where's he going?

    by WarrenSmooth

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    the Law and Order spawn

    by MurderMostFowl

    So inferior to the original. SVU is the only show to make CSI look "ivy league"

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    chaos theory...chaos theory it was first thought of in the sixti

    by Waka_Flocka

    60, that's the number of episodes they made of punky brewster before it was cancelled

  • Aug. 3, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    barbecue jumbo shrimp motherfuckeeeeeerrrrr

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    so what's he going to pimp on Colbert Report?

    by oisin5199

    his appearances on Colbert have been hilarious and strange, and always end with a plug for Law and Order on USA - "Characters welcome!" Actually, I quite liked that detective show he was on before on NBC - Raines, I think. Had about 6 eps. Much more interesting than any Law and Order show.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    If Goldblum is leaving...

    by Shermdawg

    ...then that leaves him free to assume the role of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four Reborn.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Perhaps they can bring back

    by alan_poon

    Tenspeed and Brownshoe.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 4:40 a.m. CST

    re: LAW & ORDER: UK

    by palimpsest

    The ITV network showed 13 episodes, and a further 13 have been commissioned for broadcasting late 2010 / early 2011. John Munch hasn't yet appeared in the UK version. The first 13 were based on US scripts, retooled for the UK criminal justice system. It isn't very good.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Saffron Burrows...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...will she have any scenes where she's standing on a table in a flooded room wearing only a bra and panties? Maybe I'd watch. Then again, it's been 10 years since the last time, so maybe not.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Law & Order: UK...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...does everyone wear those silly wigs?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Three words: CGI Jerry Orbach

    by WarrenSmooth

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    GOLDBLUM IS DEAD?????!!!!

    by Uncle Stan

    Goldblum was the only reason I watched that crap franchise. He IS Reed Richards or bring Raines back on AMC. No matter where he goes GOLDBLUM WILL OWN YOUR ASSES, NANCY-BOYS.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    it's been on for 10 years?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    holy shit, i've never even seen ana episode and i was a huge L&O fan. But IMO the franchise is dead, the orginal show hadn't been good in years,. SVU also stopped being interesting 4 years ago and no one in the world watches criminal intent. Classic franchise, but like the star trek shows of the 90's it wore out it's welcome with too many spinoffs

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Goldblum really didn't work

    by Xiphos_2

    The writing and stories this past season(on the eps I caught) was horrible. I guess he did what he could but he was on the short end of a shitty stick to begin with becasue of the writing.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    I like the David Duchovny idea

    by SmokingRobot

    And no, Goldblum didn't really work in this series.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    NO to David Duchovny

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    DON'T FUCK with my Californication! That show is great fun and I'd hate to see him go. I mean, that show has some of the best tits this side of True Blood, and it's funny to boot. Who knew that little girl from the Nanny would grow up to be a hottie? Who ever would have thought that droopy-eyes Susan Sarandon would have such a smokin daughter? And who knew that the voice of Bobby Hill would actually be cute? (after seeing the voice of Bart Simpson, it's nice to know at least one of them is bangable). Plus, it's got that guy, I can't think of his name, the one that plays Hank's manager and looks like he could be an Observer from Fringe, but he's fun to watch (in fact, I think the first time I saw the guy was when he was a suspect on Law and Order prime back in the good Jerry Orbach days). But yeah, don't screw with Californication!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    on a side note

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    how sad is it that Mulder went and made something of himself and Scully sank into relative obscurity?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    as for Law and Order

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    It was never the same after Orbach died. They tried but never found a good replacement for him. <p>Never cared much about the spinoffs, but I am semi-curious how Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard will fare on L&O:LA, but it also has Skeet Ulrich, which is a complete turnoff from any show. (unless, of course, you happen to be lil jon - skeet-skeet!)

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Law & Order: xyz

    by jwardlow

    How about Law & Order: Smallville Then they can team-up with Clark Kent. Everyone else is!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Wow, Waka_Flocka

    by mr.underwater

    With the crucial Deep Cover reference

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Bring back "Raines"

    by jim

    or at least put it out on DVD

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Goldblum could never live up to D’Onofrio

    by Razorback

    He was OK but you can't replace the best. Why did they even try?

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    SVU

    by Wrath4771

    As long as Mariska is there that show has legs. If she leaves - BAM!

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    So they got rid of D'Onofrio for nothing, fuck you

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Thanks for nothing assholes.

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I think Edward Norton's available

    by SnootyBoots

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Didn't D'Onofrio want out?

    by NippleEffect

    and for a couple seasons.<p> Health and family issues, That's why they brought in a 2nd team of dectives to give him more time off.<p> L&O is a done franchise<br> Give it few years before starting a new series<p> SVU has always been a stupid series, the 2 mains always going off on their own so they can set up a perp so they can murder him.<br> They they have the *Your my partner your supposed to have my back / trust me scenes*<br> Rinse repeat

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Jeff doesn't want to be part of the Dynamic Duo Club?

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Aug. 4, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    thank god

    by JaredP

    maybe now they can cancel this peice of shit show

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 3:20 a.m. CST

    crime procedures are the most boring of TV

    by DioxholsterReturns

    enough with that shit, its so tired

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Goldblum as Mr. Fantastic is pure genius

    by Crimson Dynamo

    i never bought Ioan Gruffudd as a super-scientist

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Why not go back to the original concept of the show

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Where we follow the crime being committed from the criminals point of view and then see each step the police takes to catch up to them, they literally only did this for the pilot episode. Also there are other crimes than murder, maybe we could see some of that. Who the fuck am I kidding here.

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    No truth...

    by MGTHEDJ

    to the notion Saffron Burrows was heard to say "Well, it was getting annoying when he would call me Gina."

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    this show

    by JaredP

    was never good anyway it sucked when vincent d'onofrio and katherine whatever were on it

  • Aug. 5, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    A lot of us were done...

    by crankyoldguy

    with the franchise a few years ago.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile, I've never watched an episode

    by RPLocke

    Law and Order is about as exciting as watching a cake baking show.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Not sure what happened to Goldblum

    by mojoman69

    But after Jurassic Park his career went to shit. THis role didnt help matters. Whats next? Dancing with the Stars?

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Mulder & Scully

    by SmokingRobot

    There really aren't nearly enough good roles for all the talented actresses out there. Plus, she's kind of crazy. Nah, I'm kidding, she's great. But crazy.

  • Aug. 6, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Goldblum should get on that Zombies/Vampire series.

    by kabong

    He was rumored to be dead, so he'd be a natural.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Goldblum's doing chick comedies now

    by jsarnold513

    When I saw Dinner for Schmucks last weekend, he was in THREE of the trailers for upcoming chick flicks/romantic comedies. Apparently he plays the same kind of "awkward but friendly boss" character in them all. I guess he's found a new niche...