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SVU Scoop! Kyle MacLachlan, Paige Turco Cast in Schwarzenegger Scandal-Esque Episode

Kyle MacLachlan and Paige Turco have landed key roles in the Law & Order: SVU episode that will rip from the headlines and serve up a fictionalized riff on the Arnold Schwarzenegger/illegitimate child brouhaha.

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Specifically, Twin Peaks/Desperate Housewives alum MacLachlan will play Andrew Raines, a powerful politician whose family is embroiled in a headline-grabbing scandal. This marks MacLachlan’s second SVU visit, having previously guested in a 2004 episode in which he played a doctor who avenged his son’s death.

And while I had earlier pitched that Sherilyn Fenn play the politico’s Mrs., I am just as happy to report that Paige Turco (The Agency, NYPD Blue) instead has been cast as the “charming, charismatic and fiercely protective” Kathleen Raines.

SVU — which has been making headlines of its own, with numerous cast changes — will unleash its 13th season on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10/9c.

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  1. RTA says:

    And I wish Matt you would mention that Paige Turco is playing his wife in the episode. Yes it is true…

  2. Amber says:

    I freaking love Kyle MacLachlan.

  3. TheDude says:


  4. april-ann says:

    Great choice!

  5. Bruce from Missouri says:

    Paige Turco has been on the show before… she was on of the three female rapists on Season 3, Episode 10 “Ridicule”( along with Diane Neal). It was a fairly memorable role, I am a little surprised they are reusing her. Then again, they reused Diane Neal also, casting her as ADA Casey Novak.