Two showrunners share 'Criminal Intent'

Robert Nathan, Walon Green splitting up season

Two new executive producers will divide showrunner duties on USA Network's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" next season.

Robert Nathan, who has worked on the "L&O" flagship and "SVU," will run eight episodes, which will star Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Nicholson.

Walon Green, who has been a producer with the franchise since 1992, will lead the other eight with Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe.

The duo replace outgoing showrunner Warren Leight, who left the venerable procedural franchise in June to produce the HBO series "In Treatment."

Also: Tim Lea will serve as co-exec producer under Nathan, and Michael Chernuchin will be co-exec producer under Green. Executive producer/director John Coles will oversee production in New York.

"They have written hundreds of episodes of the brands' various iterations," executive producer Dick Wolf said. "By joining 'CI,' they are providing the best of both worlds -- a new perspective and a wealth of experience with the brand. I could not ask for a better team as we embark on our eighth season."

"Criminal Intent" airs in originals on USA, with repeats running on NBC.