This is good news!! I a tired of him anyway!!

Cast changes in store for ‘Law & Order’
LOS ANGELES – Jesse L. Martin is putting down his “Law & Order” detective’s shield, and Anthony Anderson is in negotiations to pick it up.
Martin, who has been with the NBC drama since fall 1999, will film an episode to air this spring explaining the departure of his character, New York police Detective Ed Green, a person familiar with the show said Wednesday.
Anderson is concluding negotiations to join the cast as a new partner for Detective Cyrus Lupo, played by Jeremy Sisto, said the person, who wasn’t authorized to announce the change and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Martin is set to play Marvin Gaye in “Sexual Healing,” a movie biography of the ill-fated singer, with James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”) costarring. Filming on the project from Gandolfini’s production company is to begin this spring, according to trade paper reports.
Anderson recently starred in the Fox TV series “K-Ville.” His other credits include FX’s “The Shield” and the films “The Departed” and “Transformers.”
Martin once took a break from “Law & Order” to star in the 2005 film version of “Rent,” the Broadway version of which he appeared in.