Sisto in Law & Order's court

One person glad that NBC picked up the long-running crime drama Law & Order is Jeremy Sisto. The late decision to renew the Dick Wolf-produced series for an 18th season means actor Sisto has a new job.

Sisto has been added to next season's cast as a detective to replace Milena Govich (Detective Nina Cassady), reports the Associated Press. The actor is no stranger to the Law & Order proceedings, as he guest-starred last season as a criminal defense attorney.

He's also no stranger to NBC; the 32-year-old actor played the lead role in the network's failed drama Kidnapped last year. He also donned sandals as Jesus in the 1999 miniseries Jesus, wore more sandals as Julius Caesar in the 2002 miniseries Julius Caesar, adopted a bit of psychosis as Rachel Griffith's mentally unstable brother in Six Feet Under, and danced with Brittany Murphy as Alicia Silverstone's one-time love interest Elton ("rollin' with the homies") in Clueless.

Sisto's addition comes just days after former real-life senator and potential 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson announced that he was leaving the show.

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THIS WAS THE BEST MOVE THAT LAW AND ORDER EVER DID. STORIES ARE GREAT AND SISTO ADDS WHAT IT WAS LACKING!!!!!
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At this point, I'm wondering how much difference any cast change will make. The show has become a dinosaur and will be extinct before long.
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18 years of the same storyline. A new actor won't make any difference.
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I might just check it out now that he'll be on it.
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I haven't watched the show since Jerry passed, but I will return to it now that Sisto is set to be on it. Sisto is one of my favourite actor's.
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I like him a lot. However, I think Law and Order is in the process of jumping the shark and should be ending soon, before it gets too bad. It's simply run it's course.
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he is so sexy
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OH! Jeremy Sisto! I remember him from 'Clueless' and his little stint on the second last episode of Dawson's Creek!



It'll be great to see him in L&O!
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Good riddance to Thompson! I've always loathed him.
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Iquiring minds want to find out who will replace Thompson as I for one will miss him.
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A bit of new blood to an excelent show
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wOO HOO D'ONOFRIO ON ONE SHOW AND SISTO ON THE OTHER. I LOVE IT !
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At least this will hopefully add some life to this series. Sisto's character will have to establish a chemistry with Green, so this leaves their relationship room to develop in many different ways. As for Fred Thompson leaving, I'm sort of concerned. I don't think McCoy's character is stable enough in both a legal and political sense to make a believable DA. If he is elected I'll be interested to see how they develop the character. Whatever they do with him, he has to play opposite a strong character or there will be no dramatic tension in the DA's office. Whatever if finally done, the show can only be better for the shakeup.
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I have a feeling L&O won't do so well with this current cast change. The thing I liked about Milena Govich was that she was the first female Detective on the show. As for Fred Thompson, I liked him better as the D.A. better then his two predacessors. I'll miss Fred.
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Jeremy Sisto's such an underrated actor, I was so disapointed they cancelled Kidnapped, but him joining L&O is welcomed news for me. I gave up on Law and Order after Jerry Orbach and Elisabeth Rohm left, tried to watch the other episodes and they were so bad. Love Denis Farina but I couldn't take it,plus Aniie Parisse was the WORST actor int he series history. I watched three episodes this season with Milena Govich thinkign the change up would be cool, and I just lost interest. Hopefully Sisto helps revive the show, because ne NEVER sucks in ANYTHING. Also, if Mark Steven Johnson's PREACHER series is still a go with HBO, Sisto would be absolutely perfect for the title character Jesse Custer.
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YES YES YES, this is a great opportunity for the show to re-vamp itself and make some cast changes. This perfectly opens the door for Sam Waterson to become the new DA! Like the poster pointed out above, its plausible now. He even looks much much older and fits the role perfectly...



The reason the show has been dipping the last couple seasons is because they never change it; they follow the same exact formula. And that definately worked for 13 or so years...but in the day of serials like Sopranos, Shield, Heroes, etc., shows need to change and revamp themselves regularly...



As much as I have always loved Waterston, its time that they take a small step back from him and for them to build the next STRONG assistant DA like Wasterston's always been. They need a new, young character for him to crop. And for us to follow...



And it was time that they removed the female investigator. I DEFINTALTY DONT mean this the way it sounds, but I never thought the female investigator worked. Green was never meant to be the lead investigator, pursae, but he's awsome as a sidekick. I feel like his scenes haven't been that strong and hardcore working with a female investigator, like he was with Brisco. I am anxious to see this guy in action.



And, I never liked Fred Thompson.
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Nice! He'll be a good partner for Green.

As for the Arthur being gone, I wonder who'll replace him... Hmm...
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Sisto is cool. He'll fit right in.
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Ooh, welcome to the club, Jeremy. He's a super actor. I'm glad to see him come aboard!
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So glad that Law and Order has been picked up for the 18th season! Sisto will be avery welcome addition and I really hate to hear Fred Thompson is leaving!
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I'm so happy Fred Thompson is leaving, I never really liked him. It seems like they can't keep anyone to be Jesse L. Martin's partner. Oh well.
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Wonder if Sam Waterston will become the new DA!
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will be interesting love l and o
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I don't really like Sisto...
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I think that Jeremy Sisto will be great addition to the Law and Order cast. I'm more interested in finding out who will replace Fred Thompson.
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