Connie Nielsen has been tapped to fill the vacancy left when Mariska Hargitay goes on maternity leave from NBC's Law & Order: SVU. The Gladiator babe will play a NYPD detective on temporary assignment to the sex crimes unit while Benson is... oh, you'll just have to click on over to Ask Ausiello for the deets on that, as well as scoop from Smallville, The Office, Everwood, Grey's Anatomy and so, so much more.