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We'll Be Seeing A Lot More of Jamie Gray Hyder's Det. Kat Azar-Tamin on Law & Order: SVU

Welcome the new detective!

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The cast of Law & Order: SVU just got a little bit bigger. Jamie Gray Hyder, who's had a recurring role as Det. Kat Azar-Tamin on the longstanding drama, has been promoted to series regular. Hyder, whose credits include True Blood andThe Last Ship, confirmed the news on Twitter Tuesday.

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The character made her debut in the current, and historic, 21st season, as a vice cop who helped Captain Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her team take down a media mogul suspected of rape in a sting operation. Azar-Tamin then transferred to SVU and helped on a few more cases. Now, she'll replace Det. Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino), who made the leap to the District Attorney's office earlier this season.

Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit airs Thursdays at 10/9c on NBC.