Exclusive: Jeff Goldblum says he’s departing ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’

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Jeff Goldblum has decided to exit USA’s “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.”

Goldblum’s reps told Variety on Tuesday that the thesp has made up his mind to depart, and say it’s not a negotiating tactic.

There’s always the possibility that Goldblum can reverse course, but the actor said that his decision is final.

Goldblum’s decision to leave comes after two years on the USA drama. Goldblum’s option with the show and Wolf Films had expired, and his reps said the actor chose to exit “due to the uncertainty” surrounding the show’s future.

Parting is said to be amicable – Goldblum enjoyed his time with USA and Dick Wolf’s Wolf Films, but ultimately decided to move on.

The ninth season of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” aired its finale July 6 on USA; the cabler has not yet determined whether it will give a tenth season to the show – which suffered audience erosion this last cycle.

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