TVLine Items: New SVU Troublemaker, Tosh.0's Syndication Deal and More

Rob Morrow SVU

Rob Morrow (EntourageNumb3rs) is about to make serious trouble for the Law & Order: SVU gang.

Morrow will guest-star in the NBC procedural’s April 1 episode (9/8c) as newsmagazine host Skip Peterson, whose sensationalized reporting about a campus gang rape inhibits Benson and her team from completing their investigation.

“Rob gives a charismatic portrayal of a reporter whose biases and ambitions trump his need to get the story right,” says showrunner Warren Leight.

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

* Jaleel White (Family Matters), Pauly Shore (Entourage) and Kevin Farley (Joey) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, our sister publication Variety reports, playing married men who suffer from a bout of memory loss after a wild night out.

* Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 will soon be syndicated on Fox networks in nine major markets, following a deal between Fox Television Studios and production-distribution company Debmar-Mercury, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife) will star in CBS’ Civil Rights drama pilot For Justice, alongside supporting player Phylicia Rashad. Per Deadline, Rose plays Natalia “Nat” Chappel, an FBI agent in the criminal section of the Department of Civil Rights Division.

* Daniel von Bargen, best remembered for playing Kruger on Seinfeld and Commandant Edwin Spangler on Malcolm in the Middle, died this weekend at the age of 64. An official cause of death was not made public.

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  1. Zoe says:

    Don Eppes on SVU? Sold.

  2. Steve says:

    I use to like tosh for a minute but right now I just can’t stand him. He’s not funny. It’s always the same black joke gay joke blah blah blah

    • maggie says:

      Tosh is tedious. How his show has been on long enough to syndicate reruns is puzzling. Tosh makes Dane Cook look like a genius.

  3. HappyGoLucky says:

    Didn’t SVU do an episode last year about a reporter who messes up a rape investigation? I think it was the one with Alec Baldwin.

  4. DavidSask says:

    Tosh is played out, same ol’ sometimes deals with current topics, How will this hold up in syndication?, odd move, but good for his bank!

  5. Tori Coop says:

    Seriously Warren Leight? Can you not write an original story without ripping off a current headline and changing the people’s names? Come on, man. Oh that’s right, you can’t write an original story for SVU. You’re washed up, dude, and so is your show. The poor victims you revictimize for a poorly written drama. Shame on you and Mariska Hargitay. She should know better since she’s ~supposed to be an advocate. Too bad she only does her foundation for tax purposes.

    • Okay that’s a low blow on BOTH Mariska Hargitay and Warren Leight.

      Now I agree, I think Leight and the SVU writers are leaning too hard using current headlines (although SVU and the L&O brand uses the headlines to start conversations — wish they would stray from CURRENT headlines that are already being talked about among the general public), Leight has written SOME EXCELLENT IMO original episodes (not enough for my liking though): Her Negotiation, Surrender Benson, Rapist Anonymous, Forgiving Rollins, Chicago Crossover, Padre Sandungero to name a few. Instead of fans going to other sites venting in comments sections or other social media sites; hop on Twitter and tell him and the writers to ease up on using the headlines.

      As for Mariska, she’s simply trying to keep awareness raised on these issues. She’s not using SVU for her foundation, she started her foundation BECAUSE of SVU and it’s subject matter and how sexual assault affects both men and women in everyday life! Mariska truly is an advocate for victims, that has not changed the entire time she’s been on this show! The one time SVU strayed from this was season 14’s episode “Monster’s Legacy” and casting Mike Tyson as a guest star — which was on NBC for allowing that episode to be aired in the first place.

      Let’s get our ducks in a row, you feel me?

      • Tori Coop says:

        Dude, chill. As Judge Donnelly would say, “Take your meds.” Warren, go troll your little stans in your Twitter mentions and stay off public forums.