S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson Leaving ‘Law & Order’

While a long-running NBC series could break the record this fall with its 21st season, it seems they will be without one of their longtime actresses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, S. Epatha Merkerson is leaving Law & Order after this current season.

The site reports that the actress, who has starred in 19 seasons of the series 20-season run and appeared in nearly 400 episodes, asked producers to be released from her contract. Merkerson told the producers right before filming was scheduled to begin on the season finale, so her character could get a proper send-off.

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