As you may have heard, the latest news is that Vincent D'Onofrio will only be back to Criminal Intent for the Season 9 opener. Kathryn Erbe (Eames) will only be back for a few episodes as will Eric Bogosian (Captain Ross).
From what I can gather, it's a numbers game. USA/NBC is only willing to spend so many dollars on Criminal Intent. It's how they plan to spend those dollars that drives me crazy. They are effectively dumping the actors who built this clever show.
As far as I'm concerned there is no Criminal Intent without Goren and Eames. They started the show, they have evolved the characters and they are its cornerstone.
This afternoon I sent emails to the following people and I would love to see many many others do the same.
Tell them we don't want to lose Goren and Eames from Criminal Intent and have no reason to watch their network if they do.
Send your emails to all of these people:
Senior VP of Network Publicity Jean Guerin.
Send your postcards (more than 1!) to
NBCU Cable Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions
3000 West Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91523-0002
Do it today!!! Print this Postcard!
in addition, send emails to the entertainment business such as:
Ausiello at EW.com; Nikki Finke at DeadlineHollywood.com; any and all of the entertainment sites
Tell them you want Goren and Eames on Criminal Intent!
Thanks to annabelleleigh on the CI-US forum for these suggestions!
Here is what I wrote;
Dear (wrote to all of the above!)
I am completely dismayed with the recent news about Law & Order Criminal Intent.
Over the years I have been taken for a great ride - the fabulous evolution of Robert Goren. He began as a precocious puppy and matured through adversity to a dignified mature man, all incarnations brilliantly and subtly portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio. Kathryn Erbe’s Eames is his perfect fit. Yin to his Yang.
I don’t believe their stories are finished and know there is a huge need for intelligent scripting, acting and production. To my delight, Criminal Intent has always filled that role.
I will mourn the loss of the Goren and Eames characters and celebrate the pleasure they have given me.
When they are gone from Criminal Intent, so am I.
Respectfully (and I signed my name)