Christopher Meloni's face is splattered with blood. He's just shot his first staking scene for HBO's megahit True Blood — and he's seriously amped up.
"When that blood...
Christopher Meloni may have gotten all the headlines, but he wasn't the only familiar face missing from the squad room when Law & Order: SVU returned for Season 13. Two weeks after B.D. Wong reprised his role as Special Agent George Huang, it's former series regular Tamara Tunie's turn.
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In Wednesday's episode (10/9c on NBC), M.E. Warner (Tunie) works with Benson (Mariska Hargitay) once again. However, Warner...
Now that Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been renewed for Season 14, star Mariska Hargitay wants her character Olivia Benson to find long-lasting love.
"ADA Haden (Harry Connick Jr.) made her realize that there is hope," Hargitay told TVGuide.com at her fifth annual Joyful Heart Gala. "She was so broken and in pain and devastated with the departure of Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni), that the truth is, now that he's gone I think there's room. With him there I think she had blinders on and now she's going, 'Wait a minute there's a whole other world out there.'"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been renewed for a 14th season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Cast member Ice-T shared the news on Twitter Wednesday. "SUPER EXCLUSIVE NEWS: SVU has officially been renewed for season #14. Tell a hater," he wrote.
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Warren Leight joined Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as its showrunner just before star Christopher Meloni jumped ship. It was a particularly dismal time for NBC. Nobody would blame Leight if he wanted out of the long-running procedural after just one season. But it seems the opposite is true.
"I don't want it to be a victory lap," Leight tells TVGuide.com of a possible Season 14. "I want it to be 14 years down, seven to go, as opposed to 14 years down and it's been a good run."
The current season of SVU hasn't been its strongest, but it has perhaps been its most interesting. After the exits of Meloni and longtime showrunner Neal Baer, ratings have dropped (6.9 million/1.9 average versus last season's 8.8 million/2.7) and with little help from its lead-in, the struggling Rock Center with Brian Williams. But ratings don't tell the whole story.
"I get so tired of people saying that the show is down from Meloni," Leight says...
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"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous."
That same introduction has played over every episode of Law & Order: SVU for the past 13 seasons, but the message will hit especially close to home this week for Det. Nick Amaro.
"Just like our voiceover says at the beginning of every episode, these are truly heinous crimes. I think there is only so much that certain people can take," Danny Pino tells TVGuide.com. "It starts to erode his...
Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has inked a new deal with Universal Television to continue on the long-running procedural, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Under the new contract, Hargitay will remain with the studio that produces the NBC series, but it doesn't guarantee that SVU will be renewed for a 14th season.
As sad as Mariska Hargitay is that Christopher Meloni has left Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she says that with Meloni's Detective Stabler out of the picture, it's now finally time for her character, Detective Olivia Benson, to open herself up to love. All that will-they-or-won't-they was holding Benson back, Hargitay says.
"Chris and I started together and...
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Will Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) ever get her happy ending?
On Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU, the veteran detective weathered not one but two storms when she learned she had elicited a false confession of rape and put away an innocent man for eight years — a fact which subsequently put a harsh spotlight on her romantic relationship with...