I posted this info earlier, but here's the official press release from USA:
PARTNER IN CRIME KATHRYN ERBE RETURNS FOR TENTH SEASON OF
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Rejoins Vincent D’Onofrio for the tenth and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – October 08, 2010 – Kathryn Erbe, who portrayed Detective Alexandra Eames on Dick Wolf’s hit USA Network series LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT for eight seasons, will return for the tenth and final season, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, president original programming, USA & co-head original content Universal Cable Productions. USA Network will air eight all new episodes beginning in 2011.
Erbe rejoins the cast of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT following the recent announcement that Vincent D’Onofrio, her long-time partner in crime, will be reprising his role for the upcoming tenth season.
“We’re thrilled to have Kathryn Erbe return as Detective Eames, the perfect complement to Donofrio’s Detective Goren,” said Wachtel. “We now have the definitive team for the ultimate season of this phenomenal show.”
"I'm excited and grateful that Katie has decided to rejoin one of the best detective teams in the history of television," said Wolf.
Erbe is a veteran of both television and film. In addition to CRIMINAL INTENT, she is best known for her remarkable portrayal of death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on the critically acclaimed HBO series “OZ.” She also appeared on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the miniseries “George Wallace,” Showtime’s original production of “Naked City: Justice with a Bullet,” NBC’s “Another World” and the television movie “Breathing Lessons.” Erbe also gained notice in the 1999 box office hit “Stir of Echoes” opposite Kevin Bacon and “Dream with the Fishes” with David Arquette. Her additional film credits include “Entropy,” “Kiss of Death,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Rich in Love” and “What About Bob?” Most recently, she appeared in the feature film “Speaking of Sex” with Lara Flynn Boyle and Bill Murray.
She is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has starred in many of their productions, including Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Stella, “Curse of the Starving Class” and “My Thing of Love.” She earned a Tony® Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in “Speed of Darkness.” Erbe is also an active member of the Atlantic Theatre Company.
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Productions, created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, was developed by René Balcer. Shot entirely in and around New York City, the third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Cable Productions.
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