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B.D. Wong Confirms 'Law Order: SVU' Exit

Date July 17, 2011
B.D. Wong The 'Law & Order: SVU' changes keep on coming: B.D. Wong has confirmed he's departing the hit NBC drama.

Wong, who has played Dr. George Huang on 'SVU' since 2001, co-stars opposite Jason Isaacs and Cherry Jones in NBC's midseason drama 'Awake.' He confirmed his departure from 'SVU' on Twitter while live-tweeting an 'SVU' marathon. Thanks to TV...

B.D. Wong The 'Law & Order: SVU' changes keep on coming: B.D. Wong has confirmed he's departing the hit NBC drama.

Wong, who has played Dr. George Huang on 'SVU' since 2001, co-stars opposite Jason Isaacs and Cherry Jones in NBC's midseason drama 'Awake.' He confirmed his departure from 'SVU' on Twitter while live-tweeting an 'SVU' marathon. Thanks to TVLine for the tip.

"I actually do not return for season 13 of @nbcsvu #SVU!" he wrote. "I am jumping to @nbcAwake #Awake! it's awesome!"

Wong's departure is just one of the many changes on the long-running procedural. Series star Christopher Meloni didn't renew his contract and co-star Mariska Hargitay's character Olivia Benson will transition to a new role within the police force. Ice-T has signed a new two-year deal to remain on 'SVU.'

Danny Pino ('Cold Case') and Kelli Giddish ('Chase') are joining the cast
as the new lead detectives.

In addition to the new characters, some old friends are returning. Former stars Stephanie March and Diane Neal will reprise their ADA roles for an undetermined amount of episodes.

On 'Awake,' Wong will play one of two therapists to Isaac's police detective who is living in two different worlds.

Here's how NBC describes the series: "When Detective Michael Britten (Jason Issacs) regains consciousness following his family's car accident, he is told that his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) perished but that his teen son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), has survived. As he tries to put the pieces of his life back together, he awakens again in a parallel reality in which his wife is very much alive -- but his son Rex died in the accident. In order to keep both of his loved ones alive at one time, he begins living two dueling realities in parallel worlds, which churns up confusion."

Watch a preview of the new show below.

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