TVLine Items: SVU to Bring Back B.D. Wong, CSI Alum Books Glee, Dick Wolf's New Gig and More

Law & Order: SVU B.D. Wong ReturnsLaw & Order: SVU is bringing a familiar face back to the force.

B.D. Wong will reprise his role as Dr. George Huang in Season 15’s penultimate episode, TVGuide.com reports.

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In the hour, which airs May 14, Dr. Huang discovers something shocking about a suspect during a psychiatric consult.

Wong (Awake, Oz) left SVU at the end of Season 12, but since has made occasional appearances on the series. He returns as the veteran NBC drama is going through something of a transition, having said goodbye to original cast members Dann Florek and Richard Belzer earlier this season.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Gary Dourdan (CSI) will guest-star on Glee as Mercedes’ record producer, our sister site Deadline reports. Additionally, the actor has booked a recurring role on BET’s Being Mary Jane as Sheldon Armstrong, a retired civil trial attorney who has never given an interview — but when Mary Jane sets out to grill him, he is quite taken with her.

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* A&E has ordered eight episodes of D.O.A., a nonfiction series about a team of detectives who re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger. Law & Order head honcho Dick Wolf will executive-produce.

* In ratings news, Awkward‘s Season 4 premiere on Tuesday night drew 1.6 million total viewers, up 33 percent from Season 3b’s average.

* Showtime will air Kobe Bryant’s Muse, a documentary about the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, this fall.

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11 Comments
  1. I’m guessing SVU will book Wong once per season. Munch (Richard Belzer) is supposed to guest star either next Wed (April 30) or the episode after, not quite sure. SVU is awesome this season, the only people moaning and groaning are Meloni fans and fans of Neal Baer’s SVU (mostly the season 8-12 fans of the Benson-Stabler drama); they all blame Warren Leight for something or nothing. Guess if their cars don’t start or they run out of gas, they’d blame Warren Leight for that too.

    As for Dick Wolf, not that I’m not glad he’s running a show on A&E; but he needs to run his shows on NBC; namely rebulding the L&O franchise from SVU (as much as it pains me to type this, SVU won’t be around forever, although it’s rise in ratings this season might suggest otherwise) The L&O brand is still salvagable, Wolf just needs to bunker down with NBC and seriously be in talks versus; NBC wanting Wolf to take a pay cut and Wolf wants to be a greedy Mr. Grinch (20+ years of numerous L&O reruns, the Chicago franchise, Cold Justice on TNT and now this A&E show = the man has millions-billions likely, it wouldn’t kill him or the shows he owns to take a pay cut).

    • Kvivik says:

      Um, Dick Wolf had very little to do with the mothership L&O near the end. I also read a few articles about how he felt betrayed by NBC with them cancelling it when it was so close to breaking Gunsmoke’s record for longest tv show run.
      If he doesn’t want to put anymore shows on NBC, then he shouldn’t.

  2. EJ says:

    Uhh, I hate to be a schoolmarm but the correct term is “hunker down,” not “bunker down.”

  3. Dani says:

    Am I the only one excited to see Gary Dourdan on TV again? Lol…probably. But I do miss him on CSI…negative press be damned. I hope he is getting his life straightened out.

  4. Excited to see Wong back. Always loved his character.

  5. Tammy says:

    Awkward’s Season 4 premiere was really good. :)

  6. Zoe says:

    Wait so- is Wong /back/ back? Like back as a regular cast member back? Because that would be awesome.

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