Beating "CSI:NY" to the virtual punch, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" tonight features a sex crime linked to a remarkably Second Life-looking virtual world called "AOI". As described by a character in the preview: "People do everything in AOI: they build houses, gamble, dance, have sex." All, of course is not well in AOI, with a sexual predator stalking victims in the real world.
Probably not a great day for virtual worlds with a popular crime show featuring pale nerds obsessed with virtual sex. Sigh. Anyway, you can watch the trailer here.