In an interview with Richard Belzer, Helen Barlow drops this bombshell:
"Belzer, who has a residence in the south of France, is due to break his own record by going to Paris in October to act in an eighth show as Munch.
He guest stars in the new French-language production of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent', opposite Vincent Perez as the top cop."
These are the other shows:
1] 'Homicide: Life On The Street'
2] 'Law & Order'
3] 'The X-Files'
4] 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
5] 'The Beat'
6] 'Law & Order: Trial By Jury'
7] 'Arrested Development'
Technically, "Homicide: The Movie" should count as a separate entry, since it was not presented as part of the 'H:LOTS' TV series, but rather as a reunion movie.
That would bring Munch's show total to eight already. 'Paris Section Criminelle'* would then be the ninth show in which the character of 'Detective John Munch' has appeared.
The ironic thing is that Munch has yet to appear on the American version of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'.
I'm hoping that we'll eventually see the Munchkin cross over from 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' to 'Heroes'. All the factors are in place to make it happen: both series are broadcast on NBC; all of the main characters of 'Heroes' wil eventually converge on New York City, base for the SVU; and 'Heroes' has already pulled off one crossover with an NBC show when Ando and Hiro showed up to gamble at the Montecito in 'Las Vegas'.
So why not another? And why not have Munch get involved with Hiro, or with Nathan Petrelli. Even potential congressmen need help sometimes in coping with "opposing counsel". He could always have Munch on standby in his entourage.
Not that Munch would be of much use against that mind-wiper!
But at least it would bring Munch's tally up to ten.....
And then? It's off to '30 Rock', so that he can go mano a mano with Jack Donaghy!
* As far as I can tell from a French language blog out there, this will be the name of the French version.