Ice-T posted this “exclusive” about himself on Twitter today: He’s closed a new deal to stay on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit! “So I’ll officially be back for the next 2 years at least. DONE,” he said via his account.
He also goes on to Tweet that “At this moment no one else is locked as new members of the show.” That means NBC has yet to figure out how to replace Christopher Meloni, who was offered a “generous” salary to stay with the NBC show for another year, but made the decision to bolt, instead.
Meloni has been on the show since the beginning, when it launched in 1999. His co-star, Mariska Hargitay, recently signed a new deal to stay on the cop drama, though she’ll work an abbreviated season. There was some talk of Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the show, but Deadline says it’s no longer an option.