Ice-T Signs Two-Year Deal to Stay on “Law & Order: SVU”

Ice-T has announced that he will remain on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU through 2013, reports TV Guide.

The news comes in the midst of a cast shakeup for the long-running procedural. Christopher Meloni left the show last month after contract negotiations fell through. His partner-in-crime-solving, Mariska Hargitay, will return for the 13th season with a lighter workload. At midseason, her character will be promoted to a supervisor position, during which a new female detective will take her place.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, who earned raves for her guest spot as a rape victim on SVU last season, is being eyed to replace her.

Addressing the casting rumors, Ice-T added,

Meanwhile, his new reality series Ice Loves Coco premieres Sunday, June 12, at 10:30 p.m. on E!


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