Law & Order: SVU's Diane Neal to Grill Gifted Man

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Law & Order: SVU‘s erstwhile ADA Casey Novak, Diane Neal, will get her lawyer on in a different capacity and for a different show, as a guest star on A Gifted Man.

Neal Baer, the former SVU boss who now executive-produces CBS’ freshman medical drama, de facto announced the casting via a tweet to the actress, saying, “Great to have you on A Gifted Man grilling Patrick Wilson on the stand.”

Neal responded by tweeting to her fans, “I’m playing a lawyer. A DEFENSE attorney, with better suits-ha!”

What exactly lands Wilson’s titular Dr. Holt in a witness stand, facing so formidable an attorney? “Michael must testify that a boy who set a deadly fire is no longer a danger after the removal of brain tumor which caused the boy to become a firebug,” says Baer. Neal’s character in turn “grills Michael on the stand to determine whether the boy is still an arsonist at heart.”

A Gifted Man, which aired its fall finale on Dec. 2, resumes its freshman run in January.

Comments (6)

  • I’m looking forward to this show’s return, especially Diane Neal’s episode. She does very good guest star turns on a lot of shows.

    Comment by Ashley – December 9, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope she does a better acting job on this show than she did on SVU!

    Comment by Paul – December 9, 2011 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s great on NCIS. I can’t wait for her to come back to show.

    Comment by BJohnson – December 9, 2011 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love, love, love Diane Neal!!
    Her recurring role on NCIS is one of my favs.
    Good to hear the she’ll be on “gifted man”.
    She’s a beautiful, confident and talented actress

    Comment by Svenja – December 10, 2011 04:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • While not an amazing show, I am enjoying it. I’m hoping that the ratings improve so that it has even a shot at a second season.

    Comment by Kate – December 10, 2011 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahh she plays the longest serving ADA in the L&O franchise ~ so yeah she’s done an awesome job on SVU..
    Still waiting for more appearances from her in the 13th season of SVU

    Comment by Irene – December 27, 2011 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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