Exclusive: Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lines Up First Guest Stars for Final Season

Law & Order: Criminal Intent is poised to go out with a bang as it lines up guest stars for its 10th and final season, which premieres May 1.

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Neal McDonough, for one, will be appearing on the USA Network series, TVLine has learned exclusively. In an episode titled “The Consoler,” the alum of such shows as Boomtown and Desperate Housewives will play a Monsignor who does very good things for the Church, starting soup kitchens, orphanages, cancer wards and what not. Alas, behind closed doors he does bad things with the women of his parish.

Also guesting on one of Law & Order: CI‘s final eight episodes is Jeri Ryan, as a former CIA official who has started a private security company worth hundreds of millions. This no-nonsense businesswoman also is harboring a secret.

Having previously taught school at Boston Public and traveled aboard Star Trek: Voyager, Ryan also can be seen going toe-to-toe with Dana Delany on the new ABC procedural Body of Proof, premiering March 29.

Of course, Criminal Intent‘s final run welcomes back series vets Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as Detectives Goren and Eames. Will you be tuning in?