'Law and Order: SVU' Season 13 Promo Features the New Detectives

'Law and Order: SVU' Season 13 Promo Features the New Detectives

Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish have been cast as Det. Nick Amaro and Det. Amanda Rollins whose skills will complete the missing things from the squad.

Christopher Meloni will not reprise his role as Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" season 13, but Det. Olivia Benson will get some backups with the arrival of new detectives. Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish have been added to the cast ensemble to portray Det. Nick Amaro and Det. Amanda Rollins, who appear briefly in a promo for the new season.

Offering details about the new faces, newly-hired executive producer Warren Leight said Rollins is "coming out of college with degrees in forensic psychology." He added, "She's self-made, and she's had a lot of book training. She has the kind of training you get now at Quantico. That was missing from the squad room: Somebody who approaches things with actual technical knowledge ... an almost intellectual, academic, very structured approach."

Amaro has his own skill that will complete the missing thing from the team as Leight said, "[Danny's character] reads people very well. He gets on their side and takes the onus of the crime they committed away from them. He appears to not be judging them."

Asked if Meloni will return to give a proper ending for Stabler, he said, "There's talk. I don't know that it's viable talk. He's not in the first six episodes, for sure."

"Law & Order: SVU" season 13 will premiere Wednesday, September 21 at 10/9c on NBC. While Meloni chose to sign out of the show, Stephanie March, Diane Neal and Linus Roache are back to reprise their roles as Alexandra Cabot, Casey Novak and Michael Cutter respectively.

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    Apr 12, 2012

    It is nice that Diane Neal is back, but no Stabler means no SVU.

    Mar 17, 2012

    Does anyone know who is the new forensic psychologist who took Dr. George Huang's place in season 13?

    Vera Masson
    Oct 25, 2011

    SV will never be the same, my favorite programme has been ruined. the new guy I like maybe get used to him, the new girl no way cannot understand a word she says,ok, I am from Scotland but I have no problem with all thye others just this one

    Oct 24, 2011

    I am obviously late on catching this but I am devastated by this change. I started watching SVU only few years ago and Benson and Stabler were made to work with each other in those roles. Their work chemistry was excellent, even when they fought. I don't understand the reasons for this change, why bother. I won't be watching after series 13, it's too much of a change for me. For me the best team was Stabler, Benson, Finn, Munch, Casey and Captain Craggen. The show producers are stupid.

    Oct 12, 2011

    If it aint broke then dont fix it!! Stabler gone - wont ever be the same.

    love svu #1
    Sep 18, 2011

    I do not think SVU will survive without Stabler...why does he have to pull out?? This show is my favorite and will not be the same anymore...

    Law&Order JUNKIE
    Sep 16, 2011

    I hope with this new executive producer, SVU doesnt turn into some watered down stuff like LA, I'm willing to give it a chance without Stabler but if I get a hint that these new detectives are too smart like this article almost said about Rollins, I will just watch the old episodes

    Sep 13, 2011

    WIthout Meloni I too will not watch again. I did not watch when Goren and Eames left Law and Order Criminal Intent and was really happy when they Returned. I like Jeff Goldblum but his role on that season of Law and Order was the stupist acting job I ever saw him perform. Especially his turning to the left of the camera for the shows intro.

    Sep 09, 2011

    I wish Chris Melloni the best,but you can't always get what you want when you ask for it. I will continue to watch the show and I am looking forward to it

    Sep 09, 2011

    Wow! I can't believe Stabler is not going to be on the show. WTF! Urrrgh! Big mistake for sure

    Sep 07, 2011

    I don't know that the show is going to be a hit without Stabler. Olivia and Stabler are a perfect match team! It's very sadd to know this.

    Sep 06, 2011

    Sorry Dick and NBC,but I will not be watching without Chris Meloni.

    Sep 05, 2011

    SVU without Stabler will not work. Very disappointed about this. Oh well, good thing I got hooked on Criminal Minds this summer, because I won't be watching SVU anymore.

    Sep 02, 2011

    Give melloni what he wants! The show is going to take a dive without his presence.

    Ana Luiza
    Sep 01, 2011

    OMG! I can't wait to watch the new season!

    Sep 01, 2011


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