Law & Order: Criminal Intent boasts special guest appearances by Peter Bogdanovich, David Cross, Tate Donovan, Amy Ryan, and Kristy Swanson in two "ripped from the headlines" episodes of the series set to air in May.

In "Rocket Man," (Tuesday, May 1, 9:00 PM ET/PT), Tate Donovan stars as Commander Luke Nelson, a married astronaut whose affair with a colleague turns sour when she winds up murdered in their hotel. Amy Ryan stars as Edie Nelson, the wife of Commander Nelson.

In "Bombshell," (Tuesday, May 8, 9:00 PM ET/PT), Swanson stars as Lorelei Mailer, a former stripper-turned-model and widow of a 90-year-old billionaire whose son mysteriously winds up dead and she meets the same fate days later.