Danny Pino and Raul Esparza
This week, both Law & Order: SVU and Scandal will rip from the headlines of the Anthony Weiner firestorm. So is SVU showrunner Warren Leight worried about any possible — ahem — overexposure?
"No because we go first," Leight tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "They're very different shows. This actually gave us a way to explore Barba and where he comes from and his relationship to his youth that he left far behind. So it was a springboard to a deeper story while allowing us to...
Richard Belzer, Ice -T, Dann Florek
[Warning: The following story reveals plot points from Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk.]
Think the victims on Law & Order have it rough? In the franchise's 24 years on the air, so many of the fans' favorite crime solvers exited under dark circumstances....
Law & Order: SVU veteran Richard Belzer is leaving the show after 15 seasons, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
ABC's innocuous new sitcom about likable underdogs, Back in the Game, could just as easily be called "Luck of the Draw." This Bad News Bears-lite gets a major assist right out of the gate with an enviable time period (Wednesday, 8:30/7:30c) sandwiched between TV's best family comedies, The Middle and Modern Family. Which could always backfire, of course, if the show doesn't live up to ratings expectations, and while this Little League comedy doesn't quite measure up to the big leagues, we shouldn't be surprised if family audiences rally around the team, turning a solid base hit into something potentially worthy of extra innings.
Mariska Hargitay, Dean Winters
[WARNING: The following story reveals major details about Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU. Read at your own risk.]
After weeks of teases and debate, Wednesday's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit finally revealed Detective Olivia Benson's mystery man.
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And he is...
Hitting the 300-episode benchmark is an impressive achievement for any series, but by the standards of the Law & Order franchise, SVU still has a ways to go before it approaches, let alone overtakes, the longevity of the still-missed mothership, which clocked more than 450 hours before NBC's abrupt pulling of the plug two years ago.
Mariska Hargitay and Dann Florek
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit kicks off its 14th season by asking what once may have been an unthinkable question: Is Capt. Cragen a murderer?
"He should have not put that dead hooker in his bed," executive producer Warren Leight tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "Even if we know Capt. Cragen, it's just never good to wake up with a dead hooker in your bed. That means you did something wrong."
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But did he? While Cragen (Dann Florek) comes under investigation, Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) will work furiously to prove his innocence, even though she has a new temporary captain (guest star Adam Baldwin) breathing down her neck. As Benson gets closer to the truth, she'll learn what Leight says is a theme for the season: Everybody has secrets...
Natasha Lyonne is the first to admit she hasn't always been a saint.
The actress, best known for films such as American Pie, But I'm a Cheerleader and Slums of Beverly Hills, is also well-known for her personal struggles behind the camera, including her DUI in 2001 and a 2006 stint at a drug and alcohol treatment center. Lyonne says she's been able to use those latter experiences while playing a...
Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio
They say "Everything's Bigger in Texas," which happens to be the episode title for the premiere of Bravo's Texas-set ninth season of Top Chef (10/9c). And it also may explain why a ginormous platoon of 29 chef-testants descends on the historic Alamo for the first round of competition, and why the process of narrowing the field to a Top 16 can't even be contained within the first pulse-pounding episode.
It's a different character, a different city, and a different department, but when Andre Braugher returns to NBC for his first appearance on Law & Order: SVU Wednesday (airing at 10/9c on NBC), there will be one very familiar face in his midst.
"It's kind of funny because Munch has been in both of these worlds, and here I am basically in Munch's world appearing as someone else, so there's a cute little meet and greet," Braugher tells TVGuide.com of his reunion with Homicide: Life on the Street co-star Richard Belzer. "I say, 'Have we met?' There's a glimmer before we get down to brass tax in the show basically to acknowledge we know each other and that we spent a significant amount of time together."
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It's been almost 12 years since Braugher retired his badge in the 2000 Homicide TV movie, and although his co-star is still portraying the same wise-cracking cop, Braugher's Det. Frank Pembleton is nowhere...