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"L & O: Los Angeles" Lands Skeet Ulrich

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    Hope 39 isn't "As Good As It Gets" for actor Skeet Ulrich.

    Even though fans of the original “Law & Order” are still reeling from its abrupt cancellation, the new California spin-off just booked one of its leading men.

    Skeet Ulrich, formerly of the CBS post-apocalyptic drama “Jericho,”  will play Rex Winters, a former Marine turned cop, as one of the central characters in “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

    According to the character's bio, Winters had his baptism by fire - literally - during the Rodney King riots in 1992, which greatly shaped his worldview. He operates from the assumption that people are good or bad and that the world is in a state of disarray. To further complicate matters, he’s married to his ex-partner.

    Casting continues for the other roles, which will closely follow the format of the original show, with another lead detective, a police lieutenant, and assistant and deputy district attorneys rounding out the ensemble.

    The new show will debut this fall on NBC.