Law & Order Shake-Up: Camryn Manheim Not Returning for Season 24 — Read Her Statement

Law & Order is losing another one of its own.

Camryn Manheim is set to depart the esteemed Dick Wolf procedural at the end of Season 23, currently airing Thursday nights on NBC, Variety reports. Manheim, who joined the revival in Season 21, currently stars as Lt. Kate Dixon.

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“I had the most incredible experience being a part of the Law & Order Universe, and more importantly the Wolfpack,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “I’m so thankful for the three wonderful seasons that I spent with this wildly talented cast of merry pranksters. Mehcad Brooks, Reid Scott, Connie Shi, Anthony Anderson, Jeffrey Donovan, Hugh Dancy, Odelya Halevi, Tony Goldwyn and Sam Waterston. Not to mention the stellar guest stars that came in and out of the studio doors.”

“I loved showing up for work each and every day, loved keeping the boys in line at Precinct 27 and most importantly, loved spending time with the most hard working, professional and kindhearted crew. They are truly New York’s finest,” she added. “Something wonderful awaits me around the corner, and I can’t wait to see what it is. Until then… Go Knicks!”

In a statement to Variety, series creator Dick Wolf thanked Manheim for “helping us relaunch Law & Order,” adding, “she is a class act, and I wish her nothing but the best for her next chapter.”

This marks the second major cast exit this season, following Sam Waterston’s fan-favorite DA Jack McCoy stepping down from his post in the Feb. 22 episode “Last Dance.” (Read our recap of McCoy’s departure here.) Scandal veteran Tony Goldwyn debuted as McCoy’s replacement, the politically sensitive DA Nicholas Baxter, on March 14.

Additionally, Jeffrey Donovan exited as Det. Frank Cosgrove ahead of Season 23, with sources telling TVLine the actor was let go for creative reasons. Veep’s Reid Scott clocked in for his first case as Det. Vincent Riley, who was personally recruited by Lt. Dixon, in the season premiere.

Meanwhile, Anthony Anderson, who reprised his role as Det. Kevin Bernard, left the show after Season 21. Supergirl alum Mehcad Brooks joined the cast in Season 22 as Frank’s new partner Jalen Shaw.

The current ensemble also includes Hugh Dancy (HannibalThe Path) as senior prosecutorial assistant Nolan Price and Oldelya Halevi (Good Trouble) as ADA Samantha Maroun.

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