BD Wong Law & Order SVU

TVLine Items: B.D. Wong's SVU Return, SNL Head Writer Steps Down and More

In the criminal justice system, episodes of Law & Order: SVU without B.D. Wong are considered especially heinous.

Fortunately, Wong will appear in a November sweeps installment of the NBC drama’s 17th season, reprising his role as Dr. George Huang, reports.

Wong’s episode will revisit the case from SVU‘s 300th hour, in which Benson solved a child abduction that had haunted her for more than 10 years. Dr. Huang will be called to testify in Lewis Hodda’s (Tom Sizemore) long-awaited trial — but he’ll be a witness for the defense.

Since ending his nine-season run as a series regular, Wong has made several guest appearances on SVU, most recently in Season 15. He has also appeared on such series as Mr. Robot, Madam Secretary and NCIS: New Orleans.

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

* Saturday Night Live scribe Colin Jost has stepped down as one of the sketch series’ three head writers, though he will remain a Weekend Update co-anchor and a regular writer.

* Donald Trump has abruptly cancelled his Tuesday-night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live “due to a political obligation,” according to CNN. He plans to reschedule in the coming weeks.

* NBC Universo has acquired the exclusive rights to air The Walking Dead in Spanish in the United States. Dubbed episodes from Seasons 1 through 3 will begin airing in early 2016.

* Phil McGraw has signed a multi-year agreement with CBS that will keep him on as Dr. Phil host through 2020.

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  1. Urgh, dubbed Walking Dead. I feel sorry for those people who can’t see it in the original language.

  2. Cheyenne says:

    Wong’s only back for ONE episode? Damn. I want him back as a regular. He was one of the best things about the show.

    • NBC hasn’t raised the payroll on SVU for the last 5-6 years. They’ve only written people out. Mariska is looking for $500,000 an episode next season. To do this without raising the payroll, ICE-T or Kelli Giddish may need to be written out. Unless Wong would be willing to come back for $25,000(or less) an episode, there’s no way for him to be a regular.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    I’m not surprised at all that Colin Jost is stepping down as a “head writer” on SNL so hopefully he will remain as a cast member on the show doing his Weekend Update duties alongside Michael Che.

  4. Joyce Smith says:

    I quit watching L & O SVU when Chris Meloni left. They need to cancel it. Mariska is still a pretty lady, but she looks old now. Sad.