Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1999
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

This hard-hitting and emotional series chronicles the life and crimes of the elite Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf. SVU celebrated its 300th episode in October 2012.

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18x21 Sanctuary Aired: May. 24, 2017

The unexpected release of a suspect in a hate crime case leaves Benson and Barba caught between two families seeking justice for their loved …

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'Law & Order: SVU' Renewed For Season 19

NBC announced today that Law & Order: SVU has been renewed for a 19th season to air in 2017-2018. The police procedural continues its near two-decade run, which dates back to 1999. Currently television's longest-running on-air drama, the series continues to be a consistent, solid performer for the network.

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  • Peter Hermann (who plays Attorney Trevor Langan in 30 episodes) is Mariska Hargitay's real-life husband.
  • Many actors from The Wire have also appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: -Kevin Jiggetts, who played Frommers in season 2 of "The Wire" had a recurring role on SVU (during seasons 5…
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    Many actors from The Wire have also appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: -Kevin Jiggetts, who played Frommers in season 2 of "The Wire" had a recurring role on SVU (during seasons 5 & 6) as Officer Green; -Callie Thorne, who played Elena McNulty on "The Wire" had a recurring role as defense attorney Nikki Staines on season 5 of SVU; -Peter Gerety had a recurring role as Judge Daniel Phelan in "The Wire" and also had a recurring role as Judge Harrison in season 5 of SVU; -Frankie Faison, who played Comissioner Ervin Burrell in "The Wire" had a recurring role as FBI Agent Tom Nickerson in seasons 8 & 9 of SVU; -Ernest Waddell, who played Dante in seasons 2 & 3 of "The Wire", played Terrell in the SVU episode " Risk" (season 4) as well as a recurring role as Ken Randall (Det. Tutuola's soon) during seasons 6-8 on SVU; -Isiah Whitlock Jr., who played corrupt senator Clay Davis on "The Wire", played Robbery Division Captain on the "Limitations" SVU episode (season 1); Toddy Smythe on the "Paranoia" SVU episode (season 2); & NTCC Rep. on the "Parts" SVU episode (season 6); -Michael Kenneth Williams, who played Omar Little on "The Wire", played Double-D Gamble on the "Escape" episode of SVU (season 5), as well as Victor Bodine on the "Underbelly" SVU episode (season 8); -Lance Reddick, who played ascendant police commissioner Cedric Daniels on "The Wire", had a recurring role as Dr. Taylor during seasons 1-3 of SVU; -Jamie Hector, who played Marlo Stanfield on "The Wire", played Doc on the SVU episode "Justice" (season 3); -Andre Royo, who played Bubbles on "The Wire", played Felix Santos on the SVU episode "Loss" (season 5); -Pablo Schreiber who played Nick Sobotka on "The Wire", played Dan Kozlowski on the SVU episode " Haystack" (season 8), as well as William Lewis (Det. Benson's "nightmare") during seasons 14 & 15; -Method Man, who played Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on "The Wire", played Dennis King on the SVU episode " Snitch" (season 9).
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  • Until Season 15, Olivia Benson's address was 203 West 89th Street Apartment 4E (or 4D, depending on the episode).
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