USA Network has renewed Dick Wolf's Law & Order: Criminal Intent for a 10th and evidently final season.
Vincent D'Onofrio, who played the volatile Det. Robert Goren for eight seasons, will return for the show's swan song season.
The final eight-episode season of Criminal Intent will bow in 2011.
Additionally, the studio has also made a pilot commitment to Wolf, whose original Law & Order, dubbed "the mother ship," was axed by NBC earlier this year. It's unclear if Wolf's new USA pilot will be another L&O spinoff.
In their statements, Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming at USA and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Productions, and Wolf seemed to hedge their bets about whether the 10th season would indeed be the series' last.