Exclusive: SVU Books House Vet, Grey's Alumna and Season 1 Alum Dean Winters for Finale

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NBC’s Law & Order: SVU is throwing quite a party for its season finale airing May 23, and the guest list is chock-a-block with familiar faces.

In “Rhodium Nights,” where someone who appears to be a high-end call girl turns up dead at an A-list soiree, House vet Peter Jacobson will guest-star as Bart Ganzel, the owner of the escort service that supplied “entertainment” for the party, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Running security for Ganzel is former SVU detective Brian Cassidy, to be played by Dean Winters (who originated the role during Season 1 and more recently has guested on sitcoms such as 30 Rock).

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Also on hand for the season-ender are Grey’s Anatomy alumna Brooke Smith, playing Ganzel’s rival in the sex-for-hire biz, Aussie beauty Pippa Black (Neighbours) as a call girl, and Eric Ladin (The Killing) as the well-known news anchor who is hosting the party where the body turns up.



Comments (41)

  • Darn! I suppose I have to tune in for Dean Winters.

    Only.

    Comment by ninamags – May 1, 2012 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DEAN WINTERS!!! <3 <3 <3

    Comment by Leia947 – May 1, 2012 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t miss that Mayhem!

    Comment by Kay – May 1, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mayhem!!!!

    Comment by wrstlgirl – May 1, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved season 1 and how he couldn’t cut it as an SVU detective! When Cragen talks to him about going to narcotics? I loved that moment.

    Comment by Le Phuong Thanh – May 1, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mayhem!

    Comment by n – May 1, 2012 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pippa Black was on the Australian soap NEIGHBOURS. Every time I saw her on that I found her physical resemblance to Nicole Kidman was uncanny.

    Comment by Tim Wilson – May 1, 2012 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oops, just realized that was already pointed out. She was also in that NBC comedy series about an American guy working at a call center in India, forgot the name of it.

      Comment by Tim Wilson – May 1, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Outsourced.

        Comment by lady.lightning – May 1, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “She was an American Girl…..Raised on promises….”

    I will never see Brooke Smith and not think of that song.

    Comment by Magically Suspicious – May 1, 2012 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ryan O’Reilly finally returns, but there’s no Keller or Mukada to greet him…

    Comment by Axle – May 1, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really liked SVU this season, even if the last episode was a little ridiculous. I can’t wait for the season ender, especially since one of my Killing guys is on there.

    Comment by brett staffen (@brettstaffen) – May 1, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • pumped isn’t even the word! :)

    Comment by Alexandra – May 1, 2012 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For one more show bring stabler back..can’t have a party without him

    Comment by dominic – May 1, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is getting old, he’s not coming back. Chris was asked if he wanted to he declined. He’s not interested in coming back. Let it go already, he’s moved on..

      Comment by icy2 – May 1, 2012 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You move on. We love Chris

        Comment by Ben Kabak – May 2, 2012 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! I am so happy for the return of Brian Cassidy! Last year, I thought about how great it would be if he were partnered with Benson after Stabler left and still think that it’s be great if SVU comes back for another season (this on and off with Amaro and Rollins just isn’t working for me).

    Comment by Nate – May 1, 2012 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Det. Cassidy! He and Olivia also had a thing back in the day so I wonder how that will play out!

    Comment by Em – May 1, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was just a one night stand, and it happened 13 years ago. They both forgot about it, they weren’t in love.

      Comment by icy2 – May 1, 2012 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How do YOU know they forgot about it! Sorry just kidding! I’m just so happy Cassidy is coming back even for one episode but hope it leads to more episodes…Wasn’t Scott Winters on there this year too??? Maybe they could partner!

        Comment by Bernie – May 1, 2012 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • my mayhem guy, you bet
    I’ll be watching…love him!!!!

    Comment by Kathryn Wise-Goin – May 1, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s no such thing as an “alumna.” In Latin, gender belongs to the word; not the object it’s being applied to. So you’re an “alumnus” whether you’re a man or a woman, just like a male farmer would still be an “agricola” and wouldn’t be an “agricolus.” The gender rules changed with later languages like Spanish, but not in Latin.

    Comment by BR – May 1, 2012 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is actually completely incorrect. In Latin, as in other languages like Spanish, there are masculine and feminine nouns. “Alumnus” is the masculine form, referring to male graduates or former students. “Alumna” is the feminine form, referring to female graduates or former students. Therefore, since the gender is in the word, you must use the proper word if you are going to speak correctly.

      Okay, we can all now return to talking about SVU.

      Comment by MRR – June 1, 2012 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nice, but I never heard of any of them. I just watch L&O
    I will be very sad
    TNT and USA don’t even run tim much.
    (((((

    Comment by M Sheila Rabaut – May 1, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • USA network runs plenty of Law and order marathons and the CW network also plays reruns as well

      Comment by icy2 – May 1, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s Mayhem? OMG! I love him! I won’t switch my insurance carrier but he makes the best commercials. And Brooke Smith, finally! She is an amazing actor. I loved her as Erica Hahn on Greys. I will have to tune in to see her.

    Comment by Ana – May 1, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dean Winters was also good in the show OZ and in Rescue Me.
    It’s nice to see past characters come back on the show!

    Comment by Adam Hoffman – May 1, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Dean winters is back!!!!

    Comment by Gigi – May 1, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Brooke Smith. Her character Ericka Hahn was one of my favorites on Grey’s. I was sorry she “disappeared into the SGMW parking lot” several seasons ago. At least she’s continued to work since then. Recently saw her in the movie Fair Game, the Valerie Plame movie. I seem to recall her character was married to the actor who portrays Phil Dunphy on in Modern Family in the movie.

    Comment by JenniferK – May 1, 2012 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG This has made my day! If Meloni won’t come back (which I still wish he would one day) I was hoping that Dean would be Stabler’s replacement…Gee I watched the first episode to see how they wrote out El and haven’t watched it since but looks like I will be watching the season finale for Dean Winters for some “Mayhem”! Yay!

    Comment by Bernie – May 1, 2012 05:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy to see Dean Winters back. Love him! Wish he’d get a permanent gig. My dream would be he and Adam Baldwin costarring on the same show. I can dream…..

    Comment by Ali – May 1, 2012 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “I know it’s wrong, but I think Mayhem is kind of hot.” (my pre-teen daughter, with whom I totally agree)

    Comment by Annie – May 2, 2012 03:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mayhem!! Denis!!! Ryan O’Reilly!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by stacy030 – May 2, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad Peter Jacobson will be returning to the LO franchise. Loved in all of the LOs

    Comment by NotMyBabyWilson – May 4, 2012 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have been waiting for years for them to bring Cassidy back!!! Soo super pumped!!!!! Can’t wait!

    Comment by Alesha – May 9, 2012 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cassidy is back… Benson slept with him, won’t that cause tension?

    Comment by Ryan – May 16, 2012 11:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dean Winters is dreamy, if we can’t have Chris, bring on the MAYHEM!

    Comment by jessa – May 21, 2012 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • anyone know the brand of shirt peter jacobson’s character (Ganzel) is wearing in the show? dying to know thought they were pretty cool looking

    Comment by tori – October 24, 2012 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally ! BROOKE SMITH ! Will be watching anything if SHE is there .

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