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Published:April 20th, 2008 07:17 EST
Go Now: April 19-20, 2008

Go Now: April 19-20, 2008

By Garrett Godwin

In the Student Operated Press (SOP), Garrett Godwin brings the latest on the addictive world that we all know and love so much as the world of entertainment.  This is Go Now.  Doink-doink! Leaving Law ...

After nine years of keeping the streets of New York safe, Jesse L. Martin will be on the wrong side on his last L&O episode.  His character, Detective Ed Green, will be on trial as his past caught up with him.  Green's swan song will be on this Wednesday, April 23 at 10pm on NBC.

And we just got word from that Adam Beach will not be returning next season on Special Victims Unit.  Beach made his debut in a recurring role as Det. Chester Lake mid-last season, and became a regular this season.  Both he and the producers have agreed not to extend his contract for another season. 

"I very much enjoyed my year on Law & Order: SVU" he tells the Reporter.  "Now I'm looking forward to new adventures."

...& Order

Also resigning from SVU is Diane Neal, who has been portraying prosecutor Casey Novak since 2003, replacing Stephanie March's Alex Cabot.

According to, there was a statement from one of the show's spokesperson that Neal's decision to leave was mutual.  However, rumors are now spreading that she was fired, which the actress declined to make a statement about it. 

"I love the crew.  The crew loves me" Neal stated.  "We've really gotten along and bonded over these past five years.  And they're always looking out for me and watching my back."

Neal's last episode of SVU will be next month's season finale.

SVU Tackles Its 200th Case

In the past nine years, sexually based offenses are still especially heinous.  In New York City, they have been investigated by the elite Special Victims Unit.  Later this month, one of their cases will be another milestone.

"Authority", the 200th episode, features Oscar winner Robin Williams in a disturbing role you may have never seen him before.  The episode will air on April 29, and for more on this, get the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, in stores soon. 

This summer, Get Criminal Intent

In New York City's war on crime, the worst criminal offenders continue to be pursued by detectives in the Major Case Squad.  This summer, the stories will continue.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent probes into the mind of criminals, as NYPD cops uses brains, wits, and street smarts to solve crimes. 

The series has been on air since 2001 on NBC, and has moved to USA Network, where it has become one of the highest-rated shows on cable.  Post-strike episodes for the seventh season will start to air on Sunday, June 8 at 9pm on USA, where characters are always welcome.

Well, that is all the time we have here today, so thank you for joining me. If you like what you hear so far, then check out Del Marbrook’s “Hot Copy” segments and The American Perspective with the lovely, beautiful, and talented Judyth Piazza, here at

This is Garrett Godwin, and once again, I have to Go Now. I’ll see you later.

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