TVLine Items: Chuck Vet Adam Baldwin Joins SVU, Mindy Kaling Returns to The Office and More

John Casey is comin’ for ya, Captain Cragen.

Chuck alum Adam Baldwin has booked a three-episode arc during Law & Order: SVUs upcoming Season 14, TVGuide.com reports. He’ll take over sex crimes boss duties while Dan Florek’s longtime captain character is away after having been suspected of murdering a prostitute in last year’s finale.

The NBC cop drama’s new season kicks off with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c. Baldwin will appear in the first three episodes.

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• Dunder Mifflin hasn’t seen the last of Kelly Kapoor after all! Mindy Kaling — who is relocating to Fox this fall via The Mindy Project — will return for at least two episodes of The Office‘s ninth season. In fact, “I think I’m going to be in the premiere, which I’m really excited about,” she shared Monday during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills. (Vulture first reported the news.)

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• Fox will debut two of its new fall series, The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate, ahead of their respective Tuesday, Sept. 25 premieres. Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, the pilots of each comedy will preview for two weeks on various online outlets, including Facebook, AOL.com, Hulu, Yahoo.com, Xfinity.com and more.

• Fox has renewed the Gordon Ramsay-produced Masterchef for a fourth season.

• Desperate Housewives alum Richard Burgi will guest-star in the Blue Bloods Season 3 premiere, TVGuide.com reports. He’ll play a Councilman with a checkered past. The cop drama kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c

• USA Network has ordered 10 episodes of The Choir, a musical reality series based on the heartwarming program that ran on BBC America. Choir director Gareth Malone will return to make over 10 singing groups across the United States.

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