TV News — Wednesday, 6th July, 2011

  • Stephanie March & Diane Neal, Law & Order: SVULaw & Order: Special Victims Unit is experiencing quite the upheaval, but next season will come bundled with a few familiar faces to help ease the transition in the show’s tone: Diane Neal as Casey Novak, and Stephanie March as Alex Cabot — both former District Attorneys for the division.  Digital Spy has the scoop.
  • In more L & O news, Law & Order: UK is adding two more to its criminal investigation unit — noted actors Dominic Rowan and Peter Davison. In a press release from BBC America, there’s a lot of detail on their characters, so spoiler-phobes beware!
  • Have no fear, The Walking Dead fans. Jenner’s whisper will be revealed to us in time, Robert Kirkman promises!
  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell T. Davies — a name well known to Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Queer As Folk fans — is heading back to Showtime to work on a new gay-themed series called Cucumber.
  • Not so fast on the tears over Glee passing on renewing Chord Overstreet’s contract.  Apparently just because they will not be bumping him up to a series regular doesn’t mean that they are showing him the door.  Just as Harry Shum, Jr. stayed on in his role throughout season two with only a recurring character credit, Chord is welcome to do the same, and the Glee execs say the choice is up to him to stay or go. From TV Line.
  • NBC has released the premiere dates for its Fall line-up. From Digital Spy.
  • It’s official! James Spader has joined The Office, though not in the managerial role, that one is still up for grabs, it would seem! From EW.