Law & Order: Los Angeles Casts Its Lead Detective

By Tim Surette

Jul 07, 2010

... DUN DUN! Or is it DUM DUM!? Whatever it is, Skeet Ulrich will hear it all the friggin' time. The former Jericho star will headline Law & Order: Los Angeles, the latest bastardization iteration of the venerable franchise that's due to premiere this fall on NBC. Ulrich will play Rex Winters (editor's note: horrible name!), an ex-Marine who sees things in black and white. Way to get paid, Skeet Skeet! [EW]

... You know you love Desmond Hume and can't wait to see him on TV again, regardless of the role. Actor Henry Ian Cusick, who played the lovelorn, consciousness-jumping Scot on ABC's Lost, will play a graphic artist for a few episodes on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Yeah, I know. It's a little disappointing. [TV Guide]

... Look, I don't care about this Jake and Vienna thing either. But dammit, I'm starting to! Now somebody who plays somebody on that show Greek says that Vienna was definitely cheating on Jake because she made out with him (the guy on Greek) when she was still with Jake! OMG! WTF! PKMN!* [US Magazine]

... Mike Judge has revealed that he's working on 30 new episodes of his classic cartoon Beavis and Butthead, according to some anonymous source that probably isn't trustworthy but I'm going to report it anyway. [Examiner]

... Richard Dreyfuss is guest-starring on Showtime's Weeds for four episodes. If I had to guess whether or not Dreyfuss smokes a lot of dope, I'd say absolutely yes. [Showtime via press release]

... No event in the last 2000 years comes even close to what will be on ESPN tomorrow night at 9pm ET/6pm PT. LeBron James, the second coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the most handsomest amazing human being in the world ever, will finally reveal which city he will bless and play basketball for during a one-hour special on ESPN. July 8 will heretofore be known as Christmas 2. [ESPN]

* = Please Kill Me Now

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  • Spoontown Jul 08, 2010

    Who is LeBron James? I'll give you the answer, a guy that is only known in North America, no one else cares, I'm guessing your paragraph above has a lot of sarcasm in it, because he just plays sports. You want to see how Sachin Tendulkar is worshipped in India for his cricketing ability, now that guy is considered the second coming by a billion people........

  • shadowysea07 Jul 08, 2010

    it wouldn't surprise me if mike judge did bring that old show back since his new one failed hard a while back and he's probably run out of his koth money.

  • Epyon_X Jul 08, 2010

    Beavis and Butthead! Hey Beavis, they said skeet. Huhuhuhhu.
    Heh heh yeah, Skeet heh heh.

  • danharr Jul 08, 2010

    Skeet as the lead I think this one is going the way of trial by jury. I like Skeet and I know they needed an LA look but I just don't know about this one.

  • OrSoIThought Jul 08, 2010

    Ohhh.....that's who Jake and Vienna are....still don't care, but thanks!

  • VConn Jul 08, 2010

    Skeet Ulrich? Seriously I had very little hope for LOLA before and this news hasn't changed my mind, Not to mention his character's name sounds like it was ripped off the box of some 80's porn movie(And a bad one at that.)

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  • dumbsaint Jul 08, 2010

    PKMN... i thought you were hollerin' pokemon for some reason

  • Barnardsmark Jul 08, 2010

    Today's briefs were awesome, Tim.