2:51pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Whoopi Goldberg to Guest-Star on 'Law & Order: SVU'
The special victims unit is getting a very special guest star this season.
EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star on Law & Order: SVU, NBC announced Wednesday.
The View co-host will play Janette Grayson, a Department of Child Services supervisor put on trial when the agency comes under fire for their internal policies.
Goldberg's episode, which is slated to air Oct. 7, will also welcome back Peter Gallagher as Chief Dodds. She joins previously announced guest star Virginia Madsen. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Madsen will play Rollins' mom in the sixth episode of the season.
Goldberg also appeared on a 2006 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, co-written by SVU showrunner Warren Leight.
In addition to The View, Goldberg's credits include Ghost, The Color Purple and Glee. She is repped by CAA and Principato-Young Entertainment.
Law & Order: SVU's new season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on NBC.