Longtime Law & Order: SVU castmember Dann Florek had one stipulation when discussing his exit from the series with showrunner Warren Leight.
"Dann said, 'I don't like parties. I don't want a party,'" Leight tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "But he does have a nice 'farewell to the troops' moment in this episode."
On Wednesday's episode (9/8c, NBC), Capt. Cragen will retire from the force after 15 seasons of SVU and three seasons on the original flagship series — all of which makes him the longest-running character in Law & Order history. "We set this thing in motion where, for the first time ever, he had a hint of a social life," Leight said in reference to...
The SVU squad is losing another longtime member.
Dann Florek, who plays Capt. Cragen, is leaving Law & Order: SVU this season after 15 years.
"Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he'll live on in syndication land 4 evah," Florek tweeted on Monday.
Law & Order: SVU boss on Capt. Cragen's impending retirement
Showrunner Warren Leight first told TVGuide.com about...
It looks like justice will finally be served to the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit serial rapist and killer known as The Beast. TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that William Lewis, the sadistic villain played by Pablo Schreiber, will return in the Jan. 8 episode of the NBC drama. In September's season premiere, Lewis humiliated and tortured Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who eventually fought back and nearly beat him to death.
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...
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