Well, that sure was quick!
The best part is that Alec will be playing a New York City newspaper journalist who questions the SVU department's intentions and brings a new light to a controversial case!
Oh the irony!
However, he's not the only guest star!
Katie Couric will ALSO appear in the episode (as herself) where she questions Alec's character about the case, a hate crime/rape situation, which is grabbing all sorts of headlines in the media!
The episode, which also marks Mariska Hargitay's directorial debut, is set to air on NBC on March 19th.
Guess this means Alec has no intentions of ACTUALLY retiring from the media's spotlight anytime soon!
We can't wait to see how Alec reacts when he's in the journalist in the hot seat!