Aug 20,2014

Ron Rifkin, Hoda Kotb, Brian D’Arcy James, others head to ‘SVU’

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is loading up on guest stars.

Today’s Hoda Kotb is set to appear as herself in an episode that includes Ron Rifkin (Alias), Brian D’Arcy James (Smash), Stevie Lynn Jones (Crisis), and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Friday Night Lights), EW has learned exclusively.

In the episode, titled “Producer’s Backend,” Rifkin reprises his role as Counselor Marvin Exley, who’s representing Tensley (Jones), a young Hollywood starlet in trouble with the law… again. Tensley’s downward spiral causes Benson and the SVU to think there’s a dark, underlying reason for her erratic behavior. James guest stars as a top-level producer, known for giving Tensley and a score of other famous teens their big break. Nicholson will play Tensley’s mom.

Law & Order: SVU returns Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET. The episode is slated to air in October.


Aug 19,2014

Exclusive: Law & Order: SVU Books The Fosters’ Teri Polo

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Teri Polo is staying busy during her downtime from The Fosters.

The star of the ABC Family drama, which wraps its summer run on Monday at 9/8c, is set to guest-star opposite Mike Hammer’s Stacy Keach on Law & Order: SVU this fall, has learned exclusively.

Polo will play Cordelia, the lawyer daughter of Orion Bauer (Keach), the esteemed owner of a family-run sportswear empire. The Bauers’ lives and livelihood are turned upside-down when the face of their best-selling clothing line is charged with serial rape. NYPD Blue alum Henry Simmons will also appear as Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins, the basketball star at the center of the controversy, and TV vet Sandy Duncan (The Hogan Family) will portray the judge presiding over the rape case.

The episode, titled “American Disgrace,” is set to air on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9/8c on NBC.

Also known for her roles on The West Wing and Meet the Parents, Polo guest-starred on SVU back in 2008 as a different character. She also recurred on the short-lived Law & Order: LA. Keach, who previously worked with SVU showrunner Warren Leight on Lights Out, most recently appeared on Enlisted.

Law & Order: SVU’s new season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.


Aug 19,2014

Law & Order: SVU Season 16 First Look: Meet Olivia Benson’s New Protégé

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It’s never easy being the new guy on the team — a fact Peter Scanavino‘s character will learn the hard way when Law & Order: SVU returns next month.

TVLine has an exclusive first look at the NBC procedural’s Season 16 squad, which includes guest star Scanavino (Person of Interest, The Blacklist) as Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., newly assigned to Manhattan SVU after a few months working in other boroughs’ special victims units. Olivia will reluctantly take him under her wing and help him learn the ropes.

Detective Carisi is introduced on the season premiere, which also finds Olivia juggling work with her new life as a foster mother to Noah. Things become especially harrowing when Detective Amaro’s undercover work involves people connected to Noah’s mother, putting Olivia’s new baby in danger.

Law & Order: SVU returns Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 9/8c on NBC.

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Jul 09,2014

Law and Order: SVU The Fifteen Season on DVD

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – The 15th Year will be available September 23rd. You can Pre-order it here


Jun 20,2014

SVU and Danny Pino Nominated for Image Awards

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Law and Order: SVU and Danny Pino were nominated for Image Awards. Congrats to the show and to Danny.

Best Primetime Television Program: Drama or Comedy

The Bridge (FX Networks/Shine America and FX Productions)
Chicago P.D. (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television)
The Fosters (ABC Family in association with Prodco, Inc.)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television)
Switched at Birth (Prodco, Inc. in association with ABC Family)

Best Actor/Television

Demian Bichir, The Bridge (FX Networks/Shine America and FX Productions)
Raul Castillo, Looking (HBO Entertainment in association with Fair Harbor Productions)
Ian Gomez, Cougar Town (TBS)
Danny Pino, Law & Order: SVU (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television)

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Jun 20,2014

Exclusive: USA to Air SVU Marathon Featuring New Video From Chris Meloni

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USA will air a second Law & Order: SVU “No More Excuses” marathon this month, this time with the help of former star Christopher Meloni, has learned exclusively.

Meloni, who played Det. Elliot Stabler for 12 seasons, will appear in a brand-new call to action spot set to air during the marathon, which kicks off Sunday, June 22 at 3/2c. The video is specifically targeted to encourage more men help stop domestic violence and sexual assault.

Mariska Hargitay and more of this season’s MVPs

“Engaging men is a crucial part of the movement to address and, one day, end sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse,” SVU star Mariska Hargitay said in a statement. “I am so grateful to USA for their courage, vision and generosity in joining us to involve men in saying NO MORE. Being part of NO MORE from the beginning has been a great privilege. We must confront the myths and excuses that perpetuate violence and abuse. Society continues to misplace shame and blame on survivors — both women and men. That has to end.”

USA teamed with Hargitay’s Joyful Heart charitable foundation and the No More campaign for the first “No More Excuses” marathon two months ago. Similar to the first event, this 8-hour marathon will be hosted by Hargitay and her SVU co-stars Ice-T, Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish, in addition to Meloni.

Throughout the marathon, viewers will be encouraged to seek out additional information online, or to call national help hotlines to speak with counselors and advocates. More information on the No More campaign, which aims to end the social stigma surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault, can be found here.

Law & Order: SVU’s “No More Excuses” marathon starts Sunday at 3/2c on USA.