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Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Christopher Meloni, Steven Zirnkilton, B.D. Wong, Tamara Tunie, Diane Neal

NBC Renews 'Law and Order: SVU' for Season 16 After Lengthy Negotiations

May 08, 2014 01:05:50

"" has been renewed for a 16th season. Showrunner Warren Leight spread the good news through Twitter as writing, "It's official. Thank you #SVUDiehards, cast and crew, Dick Wolf, @Mariska, Bob Greenblatt and @nbc. #SVUSweetSixteen!!"

The crime drama series scores the renewal after lengthy and intense negotiations with series creator and executive producer Dick Wolf. He was reportedly asked to take a pay cut in order for the show to return. It's unclear how they solved the issue.

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Alec Baldwin to Play 'Controversial' Character, Katie Couric to Appear on 'Law and Order: SVU'

February 26, 2014 10:02:59

's role on "" has been revealed after his casting was confirmed earlier this month. In the episode directed by , the "" alum will play Jimmy MacArthur, "a controversial New York newspaper columnist who questions the SVU squad's motives during the investigation of a potential hate crime/rape case."

In the same outing, real-life journalist is set to make a cameo appearance. She will appear as a talk show host questioning MacArthur about the case.

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Questlove to Play Victim on 'Law and Order: SVU'

February 22, 2014 10:02:45

Questlove has had his dream come true. ' drummer has landed a role on "" in the 18th episode of season 15 which is directed by series regular .

On Friday, February 21, the show's star shared a sneak peek at Questlove's guest appearance. In the photo, the leader of "" house band lies on autopsy coroner's table with what appears to be a gunshot wound in his head. "SVU Behind The Scenes: This corpse looks strangely familiar...," Ice-T captioned the picture.

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Alec Baldwin to Guest Star on 'Law and Order: SVU'

February 14, 2014 02:02:12

will return to NBC after "" wrapped up in January 2013. The actor is set to guest star on "", a representative for the show has confirmed the sccop first reported by E! News.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor's role is still kept under wraps, but it's said that he will appear in an episode which marks series regular 's directorial debut. The said episode is expected to air in March.

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Dann Florek Also Quits 'Law and Order: SVU', Has Filmed His Last Episode

December 11, 2013 10:12:57

Another "" veteran is departing the show. After left by earlier this season, the crime drama series will soon bid adieu to who has portrayed Captain Donald Cragen since the first episode in 1999.

The actor announced his exit via Twitter. "Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he'll live on in syndication land 4 evah!" so he wrote on Monday, December 9.

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'Law and Order: SVU' Original Star Richard Belzer Leaves This Season

October 11, 2013 02:10:46

After 14 years and more than 300 episodes, is leaving "". A spokesperson for the long-running police procedural series confirms that the 69-year-old actor is stepping down from regular status this season.

In next week's episode, Belzer's Sergeant John Munch will retire from the SVU team after putting in his retirement papers in the most recent outing. He is going to be appointed as a special investigator for the District Attorney's office, so "the door is open" for him to appear in the future.

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'Law and Order: SVU' Season 15 Promo: Det. Benson Begs for Her Life

August 24, 2013 11:08:02

When "" returns with its 15th season, 's character is pushed to the point where she has never been seen before. Picking things up right where the last season left off, a promo for the upcoming installment of the police procedural series sees Detective Olivia Benson's life at stake.

"I want to live," Olivia, who is apparently tied up, tells serial rapist William "Burnt Fingertips" Lewis who has kept her hostage. With the clock ticking, the team must find the safe house where Lewis takes Olivia to before it's too late.

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'Law and Order: SVU' Takes on Trayvon Martin Shooting and Paula Deen Scandal in One Episode

August 22, 2013 04:08:34

After new photos from the set of "" sparked rumors that the show had a Trayvon Martin-inspired episode, executive producer Warren Leight confirms the speculation. In fact, the long-running crime drama series combines the much-talked about shooting case and another headline-grabbing issue, the scandal, in one episode.

"[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him," Leight tells Entertainment Weekly of the plotline. "There's a lot of stop and frisk elements to that as well."

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Mariska Hargitay Signs New Deal to Return to 'Law and Order: SVU'

May 27, 2013 03:05:36

It's official, detective Olivia Benson will be back on "" when the long-running procedural series show returns for the 15th season later. broke the news to her Twitter followers, "Happy weekend. It's official. Season 15--I'LL BE BACK! xx m."

In the finale of the previous season titled "Her Negotiation", Benson was held at gunpoint by serial rapist the "Special Victims Unit" had been attempting to take down. After confirmation that she will be back, fans are now looking forward to see how the heroine survives the ordeal.

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'Law and Order' Colorist Sues NBC Over Sex Discrimination

March 16, 2013 12:03:06

NBC Universal's owner and several executives have been hit with a lawsuit, filed by a former post-production employee on "". Expert colorist Charlotte Grau filed the suit against the TV network in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, March 15, claiming that she received physical and mental abuse from her male colleagues.

In the lawsuit filed by L.A. attorney Lisa Maki, Grau was said to have been routinely mistreated by NBCU employees, paid less in overtime than male colleagues, told that her work was inferior and physically assaulted by a male superior. She demanded at least $5 million in damages on claims of sex discrimination, battery, assault, defamation and gender violence.

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'Law and Order: SVU' to Air Rihanna and Chris Brown-Inspired Episode

February 22, 2013 03:02:20

While their reunion story grabs the headlines in recent weeks, and will get the spotlight in a new episode of "". Known for its episodes that often take on real-life events, the show will air an episode which focuses on a popular music couple, in which the man abuses his singer girlfriend.

This storyline quickly draws comparison to the relationship of RiRi and Chris, who were involved in an altercation back in 2009. However, in an "SVU" twist, the male singer winds up getting murdered. Despite the similarity, a rep for the police procedural series insists, "As always, SVU is fiction."

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Mike Tyson to Guest Star as Murderer on 'Law and Order: SVU'

January 11, 2013 01:01:20

has scored his first major acting gig by signing up to guest star on "". This time, the former boxer won't play himself like he did on several comedy series in the past.

Tyson will portray Reggie Rhodes, which Deadline describes as "a murderer on death row whose violent actions may in part be the byproduct of a horrible childhood." Benson () and defense attorney Bayard Ellis () will encounter him during an SVU investigation.

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'Law and Order: SVU' 14.10 Preview: Unraveling Church Scandal

December 27, 2012 03:12:37

While many are still enjoying their holidays, the beloved detectives of "" are facing yet another case in early 2013. A preview for the upcoming episode sees a priest becoming a victim of assault by Detective Fin Tutuola's ex-brother-in-law, but the SVU soon becomes suspicious that the priest hides something bigger that led to the attack.

Maintaining his innocence despite his criminal record, Fin's former brother-in-law asks the detectives to find evidence that exonerates him. As the SVU is pressing the priest to make a confession, a buried church scandal begins to unravel.

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Paget Brewster Takes a Stand in 'Law and Order: SVU' Photo

August 23, 2012 10:08:45

The first official look at on "" has been unveiled. In the image, her alter ego stands on a podium in court while 's Captain Cragen stands at the defense table.

The Emily Prentiss of CBS' "" will guest star in a two-episode premiere of "SVU" season 14 as Paula Foster, a D.A. who investigates Captain Cragen for the murder of a hooker found dead in his bed. The 43-year-old actress tells TV Guide about her character, "The detectives in the precinct all hate Foster because [she's prosecuting Cragen] and tells the team not to work on the case" because they're potential witnesses.

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'Law and Order: SVU' Lands Paget Brewster for Season 14 Premiere

July 19, 2012 01:07:55

's first choice to return to television is "". The former "" star has signed up for a guest appearance on the two-hour season 14 premiere which is scheduled to air on September 26.

THR, which reported the casting, said that Brewster is playing the head of the Public Integrity Unit at the District Attorney's office. She'll be tasked with handling the case against Captain Cragen (). Cragen was under suspicion of murder after waking up beside a dead woman in the 13th season finale.

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NBC Renews 'Law and Order: SVU' for 14th Season, Picks Up 'Chicago Fire'

May 10, 2012 01:05:04

NBC is another network which orders a new season of its show today. While FOX gives a vote of confidence to newbie "", the Peacock extends the run of veteran show "".

The renewal will bring back the police procedural crime drama series for a 14th season next fall. Lead actress had earlier signed a deal that would make sure she reprises her role as Det. Olivia Benson once the network picks up the show for another season.

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Mariska Hargitay Inks New Deal to Stay on 'Law and Order: SVU'

April 21, 2012 11:04:20

has signed a new contract with Universal Television which produces her long-running show "". Under the new deal, she will return as Detective Olivia Benson if the show returns for a 14th season, and makes a reported $500,000 per episode.

Though so, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it does not necessarily mean the procedural series has secured a new season order. NBC is yet to announce the status of the drama series, which hit a series low (4.4 million viewers and a 1.5 rating in 18-49 demo) with its latest episode.

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2012 NAACP Image Awards Winners in TV: 'Law and Order: SVU', 'Up All Night' and More

February 18, 2012 10:02:39

The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards has handed out its kudos on Friday, February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Taking the coveted prizes in TV field were "" and "" which were named Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series respectively.

Also having a victorious night was who scored Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series through his stint on "". won an accolade for best drama actor through his role on "", while was chosen as Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

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'Law and Order: SVU' 13.14 Preview: Rollins' Secrets Could Cost Her Badge

February 09, 2012 02:02:04

Detective Rollins' career is in danger in next week's episode of "". The newbie in the team apparently has a past relationship with a dangerous man, and he won't let her go away when they meet again.

It all starts as Detective Benson and her team are investigating a home invasion which left the parents dead and their teenage daughter in critical condition. When a hate crime investigation turns into a dead end, Benson and the SVU detectives struggle to find a motive for such violence.

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Miranda Lambert Signed for a Role on 'Law and Order: SVU'

January 10, 2012 12:01:28

is crossing the bridge to acting world. The Grammy-winning country singer is going to appear in an episode of NBC's "". "Y'all I'm so freaking excited to be on my favorite show ever!!!" Lambert tweeted on Saturday, January 7.

The casting news was first shared by TV Guide which also said that Lambert's role would be an actress who has been sexually assaulted by a reality TV producer. Playing her alleged assailant is Oscar nominee Michael McKean.

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Preview of 'Law & Order: SVU' 10.06: Babes

October 30, 2008 11:10:32

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