Law and Order Criminal Intent Season 10
Return star Vincent D`Onofrio felt; “The fact that we had so many viewers, more than other cable shows, is strange to see the show end.” Although the show suffered a sharp drop in ratings in the ninth season; coinciding with D`Onofrio and Erbe written from the series.  Kathryn Erbe told TV Guide whether Law & Order: CI could be renewed; “I know I`d be there right away. I`m pretty sure Vincent [D`Onofrio] feels the same way. Everyone really hoped that we would have something to say at the 11th hour. Whether the fans can push us away or not, who knows. They have incredible power.  This final eight-part story arc focuses on Goren`s troubled past and sets the stage for a prosperous future. Among the intrigues of this season was a handsome banker whose only client was the Catholic Church; an adventurous villain who is perhaps the best cyber warrior in the country; and a woman who blackmailed a rich “bad boy.”  The episode “Icarus” explores a storyline inspired by numerous cast incidents in the Broadway play Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; In this case, they become tragic. This version features characters ranging from a director to a rock star composer secretly bisexual.  The 10th and final season of the crime drama sends it with class: original stars Vincent D`Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe return as detectives Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames from Major Case Squad while reporting to a new captain, Joseph Hannah (Jay O. Sanders), the cases they handle include the murder of an escort; the death of a banker who collaborated with the Catholic Church; the death of a hacker; the murder of a Wall Street CEO; and in the end, the death of two employees of an Internet company.
Chris Brancato replaced Walon Green as Show Runner/Executive Producer. Green served as showrunner/EP during seasons 8 and 9. Former showrunner and executive producer Warren Leight wrote the episode “Trophy Wine,” as well as all the scenes with D`Onofrio and Julia Ormond and the final scenes of the finale, “To the Boy In the Blue Knit Cap.” Co-creator, developer and former showrunner/EP René Balcer also rewrote the finale, but was not named. Brancato suggested that the series could be recorded for an 11th season if the planned final episodes reached sufficient ratings. The tenth and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent premiered on USA Network on Sunday, May 1, 2011. The time slot has been moved from Tuesday evening to 22:00 AND from Tuesday evening at 22:00 from the East / 21:00 from the Centre to Sunday evening. Julie White played the first matchmaker in New York City in the episode “The Last Street in Manhattan”, earning $700,000 for her services. Andrea Roth also had a guest role during the season in the episode “Trophy Wine”, in a case in which a wine importer is found dead of a heart attack after being locked in his wine cellar. Steven Weber had a guest role in episode six titled “Cadaver”. Camille Chen and Rosalind Chao also starred alongside Weber. A few weeks later, it was announced that Kathryn Erbe would return as her detective character Alex Eames, which also confirms that Saffron Burrows (Detective Serena Stevens) is gone in season nine. This meant a return to the only original pair of detectives Eames and Goren seen in the first four seasons of the series. In August 2010, Jeff Goldblum (Detective Zack Nichols) announced his departure from the series after changing agencies and unsure of the show`s future. The renewal options for Goldblum, Saffron Burrows and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio officially expired on July 31, 2010, after being extended by one month on June 30. The series was in limbo at the time. More than a month later, it was confirmed that Criminal Intent would return for a tenth and final season of eight episodes, starring Vincent D`Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren. The news that Law & Order: CI had been properly shut down stood in stark contrast to NBC`s abrupt cancellation of the original mothership series in May 2010.
In February 2011, Jay O. Sanders joined the cast as Captain Joseph Hannah, replacing Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Captain Zoe Callas). Sanders has appeared in episodes of Law & Order and L&O: Criminal Intent (in the second season of Episode Dead).   This is the first and only season since the show`s debut that has not aired, as the original Law & Order law was still on the air, the latter having been cancelled by NBC in May 2010.  This season`s episodes aired from 30. It was repeated on Mondays on NBC at 9 p.m. ET in May 2011, resulting in new episodes of Law & Order: LA pausing from January to early April 2011, resulting in their own new episodes airing through July 2011.  Law & Order: Criminal Intent ended its ten seasons on June 26, 2011. It was confirmed by USA Network co-chair Jeff Wachtel on July 15, 2011; Asked about a possible 11th season, Wachtel replied: “No — and that`s said with respect for the show, respect for Dick [Wolf], and most importantly, in terms of the audience.” Wachtel also gave reasons for not extending currency issuance.  Episodes of the tenth season averaged 4.43 million total viewers and 1.67 million people between the ages of 18 and 49; higher than the numbers the series pulled in the ninth season.  Robert Goren: You`ll say you won`t let that happen because.