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Henry Ian Cusick To Guest Star On 'Law & Order: SVU'

Jul 07, 2010 | 6:23am EDT

Henry Ian CusickIt looks like fans of ABC's Lost won't have to just wait to see Henry Ian Cusick in another life, they'll be able to catch him on NBC! TV Guide reports that the former time-traveling Islander will appear in at least two fall episodes on Law and Order: SVU in the coming season, playing a graphic artist named Erik Weber.

SVU executive producer Neal Baer, a fan of Lost, tells TV Guide's William Keck that he cast Ian because he is "a sharp, smart leader and very charismatic" - something that all us Losties already knew. What we don't know is why Cusick hasn't found more work since finishing up work on ABC's already classic serialized drama in a forthcoming TV season that is chock full of new product. Do networks want to avoid casting good actors in their pilots? The mind boggles...

Though details on the role are scarce, Baer did mention that Cusick's Weber might have a fling with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). There might be some flirtation," Baer says. "Erik meets Olivia when he comes to someone's aid. And then we'll see how it goes. Olivia is devoted to her job and knows that comes first." Sounds like Penny Widmore finally has some competition...

Source: TV Guide

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