This will allow the new season to run uninterrupted for 16 episodes. No other reason for the postponement was given.
Oscar nominee Goldblum joins the established cast as Det. Zach Nichols, stepping into the vacancy left by the departure of Chris Noth, who played Det. Mike Logan. "L&O: CI" also boasts the talents of Vincent D'Onofrio as Det. Robert Goren, Kathryn Erbe as Det. Alexandra Eames, Julianne Nicholson as Det. Megan Wheeler and Eric Bogosian as Cpt. Danny Ross.
The eighth season was previously set to return on Friday, Nov. 7.