Kathryn Erbe Returning to LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT

Kathryn Erbe

The original LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT detective team is getting back together to finish the show’s run.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Kathryn Erbe, who portrayed Detective Alexandra Eames on L&O: CI for eight seasons, will rejoin Vincent D’Onofrio, who was already announced to be returning as Detective Robert Goren, for the show’s tenth and final season.

In a statement, executive producer Dick Wolf said, “I’m excited and grateful that Katie has decided to rejoin one of the best detective teams in the history of television.”

D’Onofrio and Erbe both left L&O: CI at the beginning of the ninth season and were replaced by Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows. Goldblum announced he was leaving the show last August, but there is no word on whether or not Burrows will be back.

L&O: CI will begin its eight-episode final season on USA sometime in 2011.

Could you have pictured Goren without Eames or is this the way L&O: CI had to go? Sound off in the comments.