Two casting scoops from TVLine.
- Danny Pino ("Cold Case") and Kelli Giddish ("Chase") have both joined "Law & Order: SVU" as new series regulars. Both will play new lead detectives on the show - Pino as a replacement for Chris Meloni, who didn't re-up his contract, and Giddish is seen as a potential replacement for Mariska Hargitay, who will reduce her appearances on the show.
- Michelle Trachtenberg ("Gossip Girl", "Love Bites", "Mercy") has booked a two-episode guest stint on "Weeds". She plays a low-life hashish-dealing rival to Nancy (Mary Louise Parker) and a love interest for Silas (Hunter Parrish). "Weeds" launches its seventh season tonight at 10/9c.