The former 'Ghost Whisperer' star was reportedly in talks to join 'Law & Order: SVU' as a new detective when Mariska Hargitay starts her part-time duty, but that's looking unlikely now. According to Deadline, Hewitt is out of the race.
Last week, rapper/actor Ice-T signed a new deal with the show and confirmed no new actors have been tapped to replace Hargitay's Detective Benson or Christopher Meloni's Detective Stabler.
Hargitay signed a new deal to be with the show part-time, Meloni did not sign a new contract.
Deadline reports a possible 'SVU' scenario has Meloni being replaced with another female lead.
Hewitt guest-starred on an episode of the hit NBC crime drama at the start of season 12 that focused on the problem of rape kit backlogs in police precincts across the country.
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