‘L&O’ woos Whoopi

Thesp will guest on episode slated to air May 7

Whoopi Goldberg has signed on to guest star in an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” in what could turn into a recurring role on the show.

Goldberg will play Chelsey Watkins, an evil foster mother who faces off with Det. Mike Logan (played by Chris Noth). The episode, which begins shooting in mid-April, is slated to air May 7.

Goldberg got involved with the show after running into Noth at his New York bar.

Goldberg will next be heard in the animated features “Everyone’s Hero” and “Farce of the Penguins.”

The episode with Goldberg will also feature a crossover appearance by “Law & Order” star S. Epatha Merkerson, whose character Lt. Van Buren will show up in the seg.

Wolf, Balcer, Fred Berner and Peter Jankowski exec produce “Law & Order: CI,” which comes from NBC Universal TV Studio.

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