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Alicia Witt joins ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’

Witt will play police detective Nola Falacci, who will be partnered with detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth). She’ll be a temporary replacement for Julianne Nicholson, who is on maternity leave.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Add Alicia Witt to the “Law & Order” lineup.

The 31-year-old actress, whose previous TV credits include “Cybill,” has joined the cast of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” it was announced Monday.

Witt will play police detective Nola Falacci, who will be partnered with detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth). She’ll be a temporary replacement for Julianne Nicholson, who is on maternity leave.

Witt costarred with Cybill Shepherd on the CBS sitcom “Cybill” for three years. The series ended in 1998. Her films include “The Upside of Anger” and “Two Weeks Notice.”

Original episodes of “Criminal Intent” this coming season will air first on cable’s USA network and then later, with no date yet specified, on NBC. “CI” reruns have ranked among USA’s most popular shows.

When it announced its fall schedule in the spring, NBC explained that it had room only for two of the three “Law & Order” series. It brought back the highest-rated, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and the original “Law & Order.” The “CI” episodes that will run first on USA would be a midseason replacement, the network said.