Cast updates: Old dudes join shows

Network television is getting a bit more manly next season, with a bunch of familiar--albeit older--faces headed to new roles on shows.

Jeff Goldblum will be joining the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent next season, reports Variety. Goldblum's addition comes at the cost of another's departure--Chris Noth is leaving the show. Goldblum will likely have a similar workload as Noth had, which saw the actor appear in about half of last season's episodes.

Goldblum has a few television credits under his belt, but the majority of his notoriety comes from films such as The Fly, Jurassic Park, and Independence Day.

Variety also reports that Criminal Intent producers are still trying to work out a deal to retain Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays Detective Robert Goren.

Ladies in love with older men with piercing blue eyes should cross their fingers and hope that ABC's pilot Prince of Motor City gets turned into a full-fledged series. Rutger Hauer (Ladyhawke, Blade Runner) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) have signed on to the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pair will play brothers--one living, one dead and appearing as a ghost--in the drama about a man who returns to Detroit to take over the family business.

Speaking of blue eyes, Neal McDonough--recently seen in Sci Fi Channel's miniseries Tin Man, also has a new job. The actor has been added to ABC's Desperate Housewives as a possible romantic interest for Nicolette Sheridan's character, according to the Reporter.

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Aug 19, 2008
Why is Noth leaving? Any Speculation, rumors, FACTS????
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Jul 14, 2008
Neal McDonough is WAY too good for Desperate Housewives. Good God - I've been hoping he'd get another series, but not something like that. And welcome Jeff Goldblum to CI. I think he'll be a really interesting addition.
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Jul 07, 2008
The only reason I watch Criminal Intent is because of Vincent D'Onofrio, if they take him off the show I will no longer watch.
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Jul 02, 2008
Chris Noth leaving - bummer.
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Jun 29, 2008
Vincent D. makes Criminal Intent worth watching...they better keep him.
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Jun 29, 2008
Great! There hasn't been enough Goldblum on tv:)
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Jun 29, 2008
"I can't imagine CI without Vincent D'Onofrio"

i can, it would be believable and maybe even worth watching again. BANG!
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Jun 29, 2008
Neal McDonough needs his own show, not a role as a bit player on an evening soap opera.
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Jun 29, 2008
intresting
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Jun 29, 2008
Sweeet Goldblum is the best actor of all time!
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Jun 28, 2008
Goldblum's character is going to fill Mike Logan's slot. Evidently Chris Noth decided to move on. Vincent D'Onofrio isn't leaving. Thank Goodness. I'll give Goldblums' character 3 episodes before deciding whether to ditch the show. Who knows, he may surprise us all.
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Jun 28, 2008
I can't imagine CI without Vincent D'Onofrio
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Jun 28, 2008
Neal McDonough is too good for Desperate Housewives. what a shame.

(I still want Boomtown back).
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Jun 28, 2008
Nicolette Sheridan is still on DH? Wow, that's a shocker. I thought she'd be sacked
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Jun 28, 2008
don't let Goren leave he is CI
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Jun 28, 2008
No offense...but i would like some young men (ones who can act as good as the old guys would be nice though).
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