Camryn Manheim to Exit ‘Law & Order’ After Season 23 (EXCLUSIVE)

Camryn Manheim will not be returning for Season 24 of “Law & Order.”

Manheim joined the flagship as Lieutenant Kate Dixon, a successor to Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) when the series was revived by NBC in 2021. The season finale, airing May 16, will mark Manheim’s 48th and final episode.

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“I thank Camryn for her three wonderful seasons helping us relaunch ‘Law & Order,'” creator Dick Wolf said in a statement to Variety. “She is a class act, and I wish her nothing but the best for her next chapter.”

Manheim has a long-running relationship with the procedural. Her first TV role was a guest spot in the first season of “Law & Order” in 1991, followed by additional guest spots (playing different characters) on the show in 1993 and 1994.

Her exit is one of two massive ones in Season 23. Sam Waterston, who appeared in more than 400 episodes as District Attorney Jack McCoy, departed the show earlier in the season, making his final appearance in the Feb. 22 episode. Tony Goldwyn was brought in as the new D.A., joining the current cast of Hugh Dancy, Odelya Halevi, Mehcad Brooks and Reid Scott.

“Law & Order” is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Rick Eid serves as showrunner on the show, with executive producers Wolf, Pamela Wechsler, Alex Hall, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

The series has been averaging 7.7 million viewers and is +122% in the demo.

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