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Law & Order: Criminal Intent

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” which returns for its fifth season in September, and will mark 100 episodes in January, features the addition of Detectives Mike Logan (Chris Noth, reprising his former “Law & Order” role) and Carolyn Barek (Annabella Sciorra).

Partners Logan and Barek join the Major Case Squad alongside long-time partners Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe). The two Major Case Squad detective teams will split the caseloads, fronting 11 episodes each.

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the squad uses to solve the crimes. In true Sherlock Holmes-fashion, D’Onofrio (“Men in Black”) stars as Detective Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Detective Eames (Erbe, “Oz”), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well with Goren.

Detective Logan (Golden-Globe nominated Noth, “The Perfect Man,” “Sex and the City”), who was exiled to Staten Island after punching a city councilman 10 years ago on “Law & Order,” teams with partner Detective Barek (Emmy Award-nominated Sciorra, “The Sopranos”), a brilliant criminal profiler who rose from Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill streets to the highest ranks of the NYPD and spent two post-9/11 years with the FBI.

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” is a Wolf Films production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio and is Dick Wolf’s third installment of the “Law & Order” brand, the second-longest running drama series in the history of television. The “Law & Order” brand marks an unprecedented milestone this fall celebrating its 600th episode. Wolf, Rene Balcer, Fred Berner and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

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