Pilot Scoop: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis Head West, Mad Men Alum Joins ABC Drama and More!

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis have finalized deals to headline a Western for CBS, Lily Tomlin is set to play Reba McEntire’s mother on ABC, and Mad Men‘s Matt Long is going even further back in time as one of the stars of Shonda Rhimes’ ambitious new period piece (also for ABC). READ MORE

Law & Order: SVU Debate: Who Should Replace Chris Meloni Next Season?

I’m not happy that Law & Order: SVU‘s Chris Meloni is retiring his badge after 12 years. Not happy at all. But rather than throw myself a pity party to which you would have all been invited, I’ve decided to channel my negative energy into something positive: finding my girl Mariska Hargitay a new partner before she steps away from the beat full-time at midseason. Here are, for my money, the folks Dick Wolf should be courting: READ MORE