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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC3 DStv 
Show Genre: Police Procedural
Season Premiere: Thursday, February 12, 2004
Season Finale: Thursday, July 08, 2004
Time: 20h31 - 21h30

Show Summary

Law & Order: Criminal Intent is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf and René Balcer which follows a division of the NYPD called the "Major Case Squad". It is the third spinoff of the long-running crime drama Law & Order.

The show aired in the USA on NBC (Seasons 1-6) and USA Network (Seasons 7-10) from 30 September, 2001 to 26 June, 2011. There are 195 hour-long episodes in 10 seasons.

The series premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Thursday 12 February 2004, at 20h31. It premiered on DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel on Monday 2 November 2009, at 22h15 and began airing on SABC2 from Season 7 and on SABC1 from Season 6.

See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.


The Major Case Squad investigates high-profile cases, usually homicides, such as those involving VIPs, local government officials and employees, the financial industry, and the art world.

Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Det. Robert Goren, an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favourably with his criminal quarry.

Likewise, his partner, Det. Alexandra Eames, brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well in tandem with Goren.

In the fifth season, they were joined by Mike Logan, who has finally worked his way back from a ten-year exile to Staten Island, and Carolyn Barek, a devoted Catholic detective whose religion plays a part in everything she does.

Their commanding officer, Capt. James Deakins, is a competent but ambitious political character who knows how to survive and thrive behind the scenes.

All of them often butt heads with the no-nonsense Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver, a stickler for the crucial legal details.

Unlike the other shows in the Law & Order franchise, as of Season 5 Criminal Intent episodes typically alternate between two teams of detectives: Team A episodes follow Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames, while Team B episodes follow of Mike Logan and Nola Falacci.

The series also gives significant attention to the actions and motives of the criminals, rather than focusing exclusively on the police and prosecution, and the information they have, as in the other Law & Order series.

A feature of each Criminal Intent episode is that the cold open always involves a series of cut-scenes that show events from the suspects' and victims' lives, leading up to the crime. Clues to the crime's eventual solution can often be found in this teaser sequence.


Season 1 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 12 Feb 2004 | Finale: 8 Jul 2004 | Thursdays, 20h31
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Nov 2009 | Finale: 1 Dec 2009 | Weekdays, 22h00

Season 2 (23 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 20 Jan 2005 | Finale: 23 Jun 2005 | Thursdays, 20h31
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 2 Dec 2009 | Finale: 1 Jan 2010 | Weekdays, 22h00

Season 3 (21 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 5 Aug 2008 | Finale: 30 Dec 2008 | Tuesdays, 20h31
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 5 Jan 2010 | Finale: 5 Feb 2010 | Weekdays, 22h15

Season 4 (23 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 1 Apr 2009 | Finale: 2 Sep 2009 | Wednesdays, 22h15
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 7 May 2010 | Finale: 8 Jun 2010 | Weekdays, 22h15

Season 5 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 31 May 2010 | Finale: 6 Jul 2010 | Mon-Thurs, 22h15
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 22 Feb 2011 | Finale: 23 Mar 2011 | Weekdays, 22h00

Season 6 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 10 Jan 2011 | Finale: 11 May 2011 | Wednesdays, 20h30
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 28 Nov 2012 | Finale: 24 Apr 2013 | Wednesdays, 22h00

Season 7 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 18 Jul 2012 | Finale: 26 Sep 2012 | Wednesdays, 20h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 29 Sep 2012 | Finale: 23 Feb 2013 | Saturdays, 23h10

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Detective Robert Goren Vincent D'Onofrio
Detective Alexandra Eames Kathryn Erbe
Captain James Deakins Jamey Sheridan
ADA Ron Carver Courtney B. Vance
Christine Wilkes Polly Draper
Dr. Charles Webb Michael Gross
Gerald 'Gerry' Rankin Michael Emerson
Stephanie Uffland Kate Burton
Detective Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
Lt. Anita Van Buren S. Epatha Merkerson
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers Leslie Hendrix
Opening Announcer Steven Zirnkilton
Morris Abernathy Stephen Henderson
Phil LeGrand Robert Clohessy
Becky Stark Susan Misner
Karl Atwood Jake Weber
Interim D.A. Nora Lewin Dianne Wiest
Fred Deluca John Scurti
Belgian Diplomat Ronald Guttman
Henry Talbott Griffin Dunne
Roy Markham John Doman
Leslie Roche Terry Serpico
Detective Lennie Briscoe Jerry Orbach
Detective Ed Green Jesse L. Martin
Larry Wiegert John Heard
Dr. Peter Kelmer Robert Knepper
Kit Sternman Laila Robins
Sheriff Earl Hindman
Dr. Emil Skoda J.K. Simmons
Serena Whitfield Elizabeth Reaser
Eddie Dutton Eric Millegan
Riley Andre Royo
Judge Peter Blakemore Michael Murphy
Court Officer #1 Chance Kelly
Tessa Rankin Brooke Smith
Charlotte Fielding Cara Buono
Jay Lippman Jim True-Frost
Martha Strick Veanne Cox
George Tate Damian Young
Angie Suarez Daniella Alonso
Lilly Carlyle Aleksa Palladino
Jason Richards William Hill
Father Capanna Peter McRobbie
Mrs. Jackson Linda Gehringer
Maryann Foster Pamela J. Gray
Vinny Russo Robert Funaro
Mr. Green Bill Raymond
Mrs. McLeish Phyllis Somerville
Mack McNeil Dan Frazer
Priscilla Van Acker Kathleen Chalfant
Jack Crawley Bruce Altman
Chesley Barnes Melanie Nicholls-King
Benito Sebastian Sozzi
Howard Michael Marisi Ornstein
Larry Falls James Hanlon
Agent Wallis Michael Mulheren
Dr. Roger Buckman James Naughton
Karyn Milner Amy Hargreaves
Bob Jason Butler Harner
Simon Matic Ritchie Coster
Trudy Pomeranski J. Smith-Cameron
Derek Freed Matt Servitto
Jake Nathan Lenny Venito
CSU Tech Rebecca Wisocky
Father Michael McShale Michael O'Keefe
Rand Bowers Matthew Rauch
Guest Star Dan Ziskie
A.D.A. Stillman Reed Birney
Karyn Barrett Katheryn Winnick

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