A nine-year veteran of Law & Order is calling it quits. According to Variety, Jesse L. Martin, who has portrayed Det. Ed Green since 1999, will be leaving the hit show.

Martin, whose departure has been the topic of rumors for months, is expected to film one more episode of the Dick Wolf series. Martin will be replaced on the show by Anthony Anderson, whose involvement here almost certainly means that his Fox drama K-Ville won't see another season.

While details on Anderson's character weren't revealed, it is believed that he will join the hour-long drama later this season. Martin is set to star as Marvin Gaye in the biopic Sexual Healing along with James Gandolfini.