Well for me that's great news, maybe now I can make an attempt to enjoy the Mothership again.
I have enjoyed him in many other roles, but I just could never stomach his character on L&O. That combined with the loss of Jerry Orbach pretty much made me stop watching the show entirely (though I did watch the finale).
Govich is said to be considered for two roles on "L&O" -- the new partner of Detective Green and a new cop joining the department -- with sources indicating that she likely would fill the void left by Farina and work alongside Martin.
Last Edit: May 31, 2006 13:19:22 GMT -5 by filmnoir5
It looks like there may be more regulars added to L&O than just replacements for Parisse or Farina.
"As of Wednesday morning, NBC hadn't announced a replacement for Farina, but The Hollywood Reporter says that Milena Govich -- who starred in Wolf's now-cancelled "Conviction" this season -- is joining the cast. She's reportedly being considered to play either the detective who replaces Fontana as Ed Green's (Jesse L. Martin) partner or as a new member of the force.
If the former turns out to be true, Govich would be the first woman to play one of the two primary detectives on the show -- though not its first female cop. S. Epatha Merkerson, the longest-serving current regular on "Law & Order," has played Lt. Anita Van Buren since the 1993-94 season.
Govich played Assistant District Attorney Jessica Rossi on "Conviction," which looked at the lives of young prosecutors in the Manhattan DA's office. The show ran for 13 episodes this spring but wasn't picked up for a second season.
"Law & Order," which will begin its 17th season in the fall on a new night, Friday, is also looking for a replacement for Annie Parisse. She played ADA Alexandra Borgia for the past season and a half, but her character was killed in the season finale. "
Last Edit: May 31, 2006 13:46:29 GMT -5 by filmnoir5
I wasn't a Anna Parisse fan either but I'll miss Dennis Farina. His casting added a rat-pack quintessetionally old world New York city feel to the show yet his character was completely contemporary. Oh well things change.
Exactly - he had an old school charm and a hidden depth to his character that gave him room to surprise. I'll miss the character.
So will some viewers who probably did not like his character as well. I may be wrong but whether people liked Dennis Farina or not, I just don't see the 2 million or so viewers who quit watching when Jerry Orbach left the show returning in droves to see Milena Govich of "Conviction" fame.