Kelli Giddish, Danny Pino

The new cops are ready for duty. Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino join NBC's SVU (back September 21) as Amanda Rollins, an ambitious former Atlanta cop,, and Nick Amaro, a New Jersey-raised, top-notch interrogator.

"Amanda has a masters in forensic psychology," says new executive producer Warren Leight. "I wanted a book-schooled detective to work with the more intuitive Nick."

Says Giddish, "Everybody on the set is really excited and energized. They've lost a family member with Chris Meloni leaving, but they've been very accepting of us. Amanda is thrilled to be here working with these people, and so am I."

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