Law & Order: CI sets new date…finally

The premiere of the new season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent has finally been dated for the millionth time. The legal drama has bounced back-and-forth on USA Network's schedule like screams of "objection!" from opposing lawyers on amateur night, but USA finally has a firm date… well, firm enough to put on their Web site at least.

Fans of Law & Order: Criminal Intent can expect to see the eighth season of the show on April 19, according to USA's Web site. The show will also be paired with USA's sophomore drama In Plain Sight, which also makes its season premiere that night.

The new season of Criminal Intent is particularly newsworthy because it marks the debut of Jeff Goldblum as one of the leads. Goldblum will star in half of the 16 episodes, with Vincent D'Onofrio headlining the other half. Multiple delays have kept Criminal Intent on the shelf (it was supposed to begin last October), with some reports saying the postponement was due to Jeff Goldblum's character not meshing with the show.

In June, Burn Notice returns, and will air on Thursdays alongside the new program Royal Pains, according to Variety. Monk and Psych will also be paired together on Friday nights, with premiere dates to be announced later, according to the trade.

Let's hope that the April 19 start date for Criminal Intent sticks; it should be exciting to see Goldblum on the small screen.

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Apr 11, 2009
Thank god it's nearly here. I have missed Bobby and Alex so much. I hope Jeff Goldblum works out, he's a good actor.
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Mar 14, 2009
Burn notice in JUn...three mons from season finale to season premier...awesome
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Mar 09, 2009
It's about time! It's been forever since the show was on. What a bad excuse--"His character didn't mesh"--there have been bad characters before, and it never delayed a L&O SIX MONTHS! They'd better not delay it again. Honestly, the endless delays seem like a way to shake viewers and eventually cancel the series. After all, they're focusing on "original" series, and L&O: CI was inherited from NBC. However, it's only gotten better since moving. I can't wait for it to come back, even though I will miss Logan! I just hope they address why he left. Good luck, Jeff Goldblum!
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Mar 09, 2009
Can't wait til the summer.
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Mar 09, 2009
Finally !

I was whaiting for the new season of L&O:CI with Vincent D'onofrio.

He is my Favorite actor.

He is amazing, I love his work, but lately he has been such a diferent BOOBY GOREN that we all know.

He lost his ' eletric Spirit ' , his audacity and that funny way that I love soo much.



lets go Vincent , time to come back that Old Bobby Goren !

But I love you no matter what happens!♥
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Mar 06, 2009
I like this show..
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Mar 06, 2009
Should be good.
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Mar 05, 2009
YAY I can't wait for new Law and Order CI!!!
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Mar 05, 2009
That's so true about Psych. They are those guys from that show that The Mentalist ripped off.
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Mar 04, 2009
Been waiting nnd waiting for CI hope it happens in April, and like IN PLAIN SIGHT, USA has an awesome lineup(ok USA you can pay me the 10 bucks now lol)
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Mar 04, 2009
I am so excited. I can't wait until the new season starts. I love In Plain Sight too, I think it was the best new show, when it premiered.
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Mar 04, 2009
I always watch USA Network.. they have such great shows (:
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