Ice-T Staying Put on Law & Order: SVU, Inks New Two-Year Contract

Law & Order: SVU fans still reeling from the unexpected departure of leading man Chris Meloni, I’ve got some scoop that may — I repeat may — cushion the blow: Longtime sidekick Ice-T will be back.

The rapper-turned-actor announced the news on Twitter Friday morning. “I’ve just locked in my new SVU deal,” he wrote. “So I’ll officially be back for the next 2 years at least. DONE.”

Responding to questions from his followers regarding rumored cast addition Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ice-T added, “At this moment no one else is locked as new members of the show.”

So, was the Meloni blow cushioned somewhat by this news? Yes? Hardly? Weigh in below!