Schroder Leaving NYPD Blue?

Rick Schroder may be looking for a new line of duty in the fall.

The former Silver Spoons child star has been reporting for service on the ABC drama NYPD Blue as Detective Danny Sorenson for the past two and a half seasons. But rumor has it he may be about to turn in his badge.

USA Today and TV Guide report that though Schroder will return briefly in the fall, he "appears to be leaving" the cast.

Representatives for Schroder and series producer Steven Bochco are denying the rumor.

But there's already a potential successor on hand. ABC is raiding another kids' show by tapping Saved by the Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar to appear as the latest Blue hunk.

Schroder's love interest, Kim Delaney, who ended her six-year run on Blue this year, has already moved to Philly, a new ABC series created by Bochco, in which she will play a defense attorney.

Another Blue alum, Andrea Thompson, has quit acting altogether and is now on board with CNN Headline News as a news anchor.

With the departure of James McDaniel (Capt. Arthur Fancy) last month, star Dennis Franz is now the last remaining original cast member of the police drama.

ABCNEWS.com contributed to this story.

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