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

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.

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  1. Ashley says:

    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.

  2. Paul says:

    I hope she does a better acting job on this show than she did on SVU!

  3. BJohnson says:

    She’s great on NCIS. I can’t wait for her to come back to show.

  4. Svenja says:

    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

  5. Kate says:

    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.

  6. Irene says:

    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