NBC (ended 2010)
I guess Jesse wants to do more movies and being on L&O as a main star doesn't give him much time do just that.
Here's an article from TV Guide. http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Order-Jesse-L/800033785
|I really like Jesse's character. Anthony Anderson will sure change the group if he plays the type of character he played on L&O:SVU (he played Detective Lucius Blaine Episode "Fat" 2006).|
|... Anthony Anderson (temporarily, like Michael Imperiolli two seasons ago), recently from K-Ville. So says The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i4c30b133022e19a31b7ead1cb33c775a.|
I've just read a news article on Zap2it about Jesse L. Martin leaving L & O. Now I thought he was leaving temporarily with Anthony Anderson taking his place while he's away. That's what I was thinking after reading all of the posts up till earlier today. Then tonight I've read the Zap2it news article and realised that Jesse L. Martin is leaving Law and Order for good.
I hope he gets a good send-off, being as he's played the second longest running detective on L & O after Jerry Orbach. So the 13 episodes he signed up for are up to the last one filmed before the start of the Writer's Strike, and when filming resumes soon he is filming his 14th episode this season?
|NOOOOO!!!!! I LOVED this cast! Why oh why do they have to change it when it's working out so well?!|
You should know (it's one of the best/worst kept secrets in Hollywood), Dick Wolf does not negotiate new contracts with stars. You take what he gives you and if you ask for more, he replaces you.
He believes that he is giving you your big break (or second chance, as in a few cases) and if you think you can do better (or make more money somewhere else), then go.
Jesse might not do better somewhere else, but he'll probably make more money.