Saffron Burrows is in negotiations to join USA Network's drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

The network and production company Dick Wolf Films declined comment on the casting, but sources indicated Burrows (Boston Legal) would play a new partner for Detective Zach Nichols (Jeff Goldblum).

Julianne Nicholson, who plays Logan's partner Detective Wheeler, recently had her second child.

L&O: CI, which revolves around the four detectives from the Major Case Squad, also stars Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren and Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames.