Per EW's Michael Ausiello:
- Sharon Stone has been tapped for a four-episode arc on "Law & Order: SVU", beginning in April. Playing a former cop-turned prosecutor, she said to butt heads with Stabler, Benson and the gang.
- James Van Der Beek is joining the cast of NBC freshman drama "Mercy". In a heavily recurring capacity, the "Dawson's Creek" alum will play new ICU chief Liam West, a man who has a dark secret.
- Kevin Alejandro ("Shark") has joined the cast of the third season of HBO's "True Blood". He plays Jesus Velasquez, a good-natured Latino orderly who’s caring for Lafayette’s (Nelsan Ellis) mother (Alfre Woodard). He will end up a love interest for Lafayette.