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Noth to Return to ‘Law & Order’ Franchise

Feb 8, 2005  •  Post A Comment

NBC is expected to announce today that Chris Noth will return to the “Law & Order” franchise next season.

Mr. Noth will reprise his character, Det. Mike Logan, which he originated on “Law & Order” in 1990, for the franchise spinoff “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Mr. Noth will guest star on the show this Sunday. He left “Law & Order” in 1995.

Mr. Noth is expected to appear on half the “Criminal Intent” episodes next season and be paired with a new partner, who has yet to be cast. Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, who currently play investigating detectives on “Criminal Intent,” will remain on the show.

NBC Universal and Wolf Films, which produces the “Law & Order” shows, declined comment.