You know, at the very beginning I was a fan of Law & Order: SVU. It probably goes without saying that I’m not inclined to be a fan of anything after 40 or 50 seasons (or whatever this show is on), but beyond the general boredom of a show that has outlived its usefulness, SVU started going downhill after two seasons, and simply wasn’t the same show anymore.

Well, whatever, such is my humble anyway.

As if to specifically mess with me, the show is now forcing me to watch it again, as Donal Logue has been given a recurring role. Fresh off of three of the coolest shows, and roles, you’re going to run into (Copper, Vikings, and Sons of Anarchy), Logue will continue the role as acting commander of the SVU.

The show returns on the 30th, and the Grey’s Anatomy-esque fun continues as Mariska Hargitay‘s character… is like doomed, or whatever. Jump on board.

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- "Beast's Obsession" Episode 1520 -- Pictured: (l-r) Donal Logue as Lt. Declan Murphy, Mariska Hargitay as Sgt. Olivia Benson
Photo by: Micahel Parmelee/NBC

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Actor Donal Logue (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Vikings,”) will star in a recurring role on NBC’s hit Wolf Films/Universal Television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Logue will continue his role as Lieutenant Declan Murphy, acting commander of the New York Special Victims Unit. He is slated to appear through the end of the season. “Law & Order: SVU” airs Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Logue guest starred as Murphy earlier this season when he crossed paths with Detective Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) while working undercover (“Gambler’s Fallacy). Murphy joined the SVU as acting commander during this evening’s episode (“Beast’s Obsession”).

Logue’s versatility and talent makes him one of the most well respected and loved actors in the business. He currently stars in the HISTORY series “Vikings” as King Horik and will star in the upcoming Fox series “Gotham” as Detective Harvey Bullock. He previously starred in series such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Copper,” “Terriers,” “Life,” “The Knights of Prosperity,” “Grounded for Life” and “ER.” Logue broke out in the feature film world starring in “The Tao of Steve” as the larger-than-life, philosophizing lothario. The film was praised by critics and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where he won a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance. Other film credits include “Blade,” “The Runaway Bride,” “Reindeer Games,” “The Patriot,” “Comic Book Villians,” “Just Like Heaven,” “The Groomsmen,” “Ghost Rider,” “Zodiac,” “Max Payne,” “Oliver Sherman,” “Charlie St. Cloud” and “CBGB,” opposite Alan Rickman and Malin Ackerman.

Logue made his directorial debut with the independent film “Tennis, Anyone?” which premiered at the US Comedy Arts Festival. He wrote, starred, and directed the film about two Hollywood has-beens who try and find meaning in their lives through a series of celebrity tennis tournaments.

“SVU” returns with new episodes beginning Wednesday, April 30 (9-10p.m. ET). In “Post-Mortem Blues,” the SVU must deal with the aftermath of William Lewis’ suicide when the IAB investigation into Sergeant Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) actions is inconclusive. Her nightmare continues as a lengthy trial and insufficient evidence puts her career in jeopardy.

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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.