Anthony Anderson Exits ‘Law & Order’ Reboot After Returning For One Season

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson Exits ‘Law & Order’ Reboot After Returning For One Season

Actor Anthony Anderson no longer has a foreseeable future on Law & Order. 

According to reports, the TV star has decided to part ways with the series following the expiration of his one year deal with NBC. Anthony Anderson, 51, returned to the crime drama for season 21, reprising his role as detective Kevin Bernard.

The Dick Wolf created show announced late last year, that upcoming seasons would feature some vet cast members in celebration of their 20 season run. Anthony Anderson was part of the franchise’s first installment which debuted in 1990 and spurred four spin-offs. The Grownish actor was joined by his original castmates Sam Waterston and Jeffrey Donovan for the shows season 21 reboot.

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Reportedly, Anthony only planned to reappear on the TNT program for a solo season in support of Dick Wolf. However, the Blackish star has not confirmed this nor made public comments about his departure from the show at this time.

Anthony’s decision to leave the series comes a couple of months after his wife, Alvina Anderson filed for divorce for a second time, ending 23 years of marriage to the actor. Reportedly, Alvina cited the two had “irreconcilable differences” and is seeking spousal support. Their divorce settlement is reportedly still ongoing.

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Authored by: Kay Johnson