"We're thrilled to have 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' for another season," said Hammer. "We not only forged new ground with its launch on USA last October, but we also succeeded in delivering to our viewers some of the finest writing and acting on television."
"I am extremely pleased that we will be back on USA for our eighth season and I am grateful to Bonnie Hammer, Jeff Wachtel and their entire team for their support," said Wolf. " 'Criminal Intent' has thrived in its new home on USA and will for years to come."
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT was the top drama series in basic cable prime for 4Q07 and brought new viewers to USA, more than doubling the Thursday 10pm time period audience from the same weeks the prior year. The show boasts an enormously talented cast led by critically-acclaimed actor Vincent D'Onofrio (Detective Robert Goren); Kathryn Erbe (Detective Alex Eames); Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Julianne Nicholson (Detective Megan Wheeler,) Eric Bogosian (Captain Danny Ross).
The continuation of the seventh season of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT debuts on USA Sunday June 8th at 9/8c.