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Report: Chris Meloni in talks for vampy TV return on 'True Blood'

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The man behind "Law & Order: SVU's" Det. Elliot Stabler could soon return to TV in HBO's "True Blood."

Fans of actor Christopher Meloni who still miss their weekly TV time with the former “Law & Order: SVU” leading man might soon have a chance to see him on the boob tube again in “True Blood.”

According to TV Line’s Michael Ausiello, the actor is currently being considered for a major role in the drama. That begs one obvious question: would that be a major human role or something from the “other” category? After all, Bon Temps is crawling with vampires, werewolves, werepanthers, shapeshifters and more.

Ausiello suggests Meloni will take on the part of an “incredibly powerful vampire.” Then again, given the past casting rumor that the show was seeking a “hard-bodied fiftysomething” for a werewolf role in the upcoming season, the actor may have more than one option.

If the “True Blood” casting plan pans out, it would mark Meloni’s first return to TV since he left “Law & Order: SVU” behind — that is if you don’t count his one-skit return to the small screen as a pepper-spray-happy lawman Tony Bologna on “The Daily Show.” Frankly, it’s worth counting.

The fifth season of “True Blood” premieres in June 2012 on HBO.

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