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

BD Wong Law & Order SVU

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, TVGuide.com 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.