August 23, 2011 1:01pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Law & Order: SVU' Enlists 'Men of a Certain Age' Star
A month after TNT canceled Men of a Certain Age, co-star Andre Braugher has found his next gig.
Braugher is in talks for a recurring role on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He’ll play an attorney for the underprivileged who could get close to Mariska Hargitay’s Detective Olivia Benson.
Braugher picked up two supporting actor in a drama Emmy nominees for his role as Owen Thoreau on Men of a Certain Age. His credits also include Homicide: Life on the Street, Gideon’s Crossing and a 1996 episode of Law & Order.
Law & Order: SVU is heading into its 13th season, and its first without co-star Christopher Meloni’s Detective Elliot Stabler.
Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish have joined the cast as detectives, with ADAs Stephanie March and Diane Neal returning to the roles they originated on the series.
Lights Out’s Warren Leight also joins the procedural as showrunner, replacing Neal Baer.
Law & Order: SVU returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 on NBC.