Diane Neal Heads Back to LAW & ORDER: SVU

Diane Neal

LAW & ORDER: SVU is briefly bringing back a popular character. TVLine reports that Diane Neal will reprise her role of former ADA Casey Novak in NBC’s crime drama for one episode this spring.

Neal hasn’t appeared on SVU since May of 2008 when Novak was disbarred for violating due process while prosecuting a police officer who raped two 14-year-old illegal immigrants. Neal played Novak for five seasons, making her the longest-tenured ADA in SVU history.

Neal’s most recent role is a recurring gig on NCIS as Special Agent Abigal Borin and she also guest starred in the “Front Man” episode of White Collar last year.

Law & Order: SVU airs on NBC Wednesdays at 10pm eastern/9pm central.

  • Me

    I am so Glad they are bringing Casey back on SVU . I hope they decide to keep her

  • Mike

    They must really be desperate if they are bringing back Diane Neal. This is one of their worst decisions so far. Luckily, it’s only for one episode. If they want to bring back someone to raise their ratings they should be begging Stephanie March to come back.

    • Kachemba73

      Yeah Alex was real good n we miss her!!!

  • Lovelove 339 gogirl

    Yeah hooray finally goog great yayyyyyyyy

    • Fun fun choper

      Yesssss

  • Hannah

    Ahhh!!! I loveeeeee Casey. XD

  • http://twitter.com/uluvme706 Qiana Nicole

    I LOVE CASEY!!!!!!!!!

  • Anon

    I didn’t like Novak. I was so hoping they’d keep Cabot, but alas…

  • Lisa

    I love her as the ADA!

  • Kingm32

    SVU has really dropped off. Criminal Minds is kicking its ass!

  • Dstmassie

    Loved Diana Neal, aka “Novak”. The show is not the same without he’d. I hope she stays! Yeah!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHFJLOURUEVT6D33MGUYT5IN5I David

    Why can’t this show get and keep an actress in the ADA role? I’m with Mike–bring back Alex Cabot. That Melissa Sagemiller is wooden and kinda passive.

  • guest

    Alex is still the BEST ADA in SVU history. Wish they would bring her back to that role PERMANENTLY…Novak was good also but none of them can beat Alex Cabot…BRING HER BACK!!!!

  • Verna

    I have liked SVU for along time and as far as I am concerned there were times that I liked Alex, and there were times I didn’t . Same goes for Stacey. Let them bring her back. We need some normalcy.

  • scottie

    Finally! I’ve been waiting for her to come back since she left! I mean it’s been longer than a year since her disbarrment. It sucks that they there only bringing her to boost ratings, because they should’ve brought a long time ago. But I guess it’s whatever, as long as she’s baaaackkk :D!

  • Tiffimarie

    SVU is my fav. I’m glad that NBC is bringing back Diane Neal. Hopefully they will keep her.

  • Elainebrown124

    SVU !!!!! So excited that Casey is coming back.Great move. We need to get this SVU back with some consistancey. This is one way of doing that. I love SVU but we need to get some NEW stories that can be used to relate to our great cast. I know it’s been 12 seasons, but I also know you have the BEST Producers,directors, writers, and above all actors. Get them to blend in with the story and work together as a team again. You can do it. I want another 12 seasons. A genuine fan.

  • Mylove2000346

    I really like Neal as ADA but she not have been doing a great job to take her off I just hope they put someone on their to stay I really love this show

  • Lkhornplace

    i love her …..yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Bubba Sparxx

    Great! Alex Cabot is my fave ADA but Casey is good enough for me.

  • Ind. Screen/ Scriptwriter

    Personally, I like them all except for this new actress. I loved Sharon Stone and Christine Lahti
    (too bad she’s been killed off) Lahti played Sonya Paxton with inmmense depth. Don’t get me wrong all the other actresses are great too but Lathi adds attitude and style to the character- a kick @ss attitude that is. SVU needs to ramp up the heat between Elliot and Olivia it’s high time. Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner, Ex – Jessica Griffin As the World Turns) Needs to be propelled into more intense moments on the show. There are strong actors and Acresses on the show- USE THEM!

  • Ind. Screen/ Scriptwriter

    Personally, I like them all except for this new actress. I loved Sharon Stone and Christine Lahti
    (too bad she’s been killed off) Lahti played Sonya Paxton with inmmense depth. Don’t get me wrong all the other actresses are great too but Lathi adds attitude and style to the character- a kick @ss attitude that is. SVU needs to ramp up the heat between Elliot and Olivia it’s high time. Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner, Ex – Jessica Griffin As the World Turns) Needs to be propelled into more intense moments on the show. There are strong actors and Acresses on the show- USE THEM!

  • Shopperchick33

    best news ever<3