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Jun 22, 2015
NBC Announces Premiere Dates for Heroes Reborn, Blindspot, and Everything Else
Don't you want to know when the next season of Grimm starts? Of course you do!
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May 26, 2015
What's Next for Danny Pino?
At the end of last week's season finale of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit my favorite character left the show. Detective Nick Amaro, played by Danny Pino, is retiring from the NYPD and moving to California to be near his children.

The episode can be discussed elsewhere (HERE for example). I just want to talk about what is next for Danny Pino. Danny has spent the last 4 years on SVU, which pretty quickly followed a 7-year stint on Cold Case as Detective Scotty Valens. It's probably time for everyone to see this versatile actor in a different kind of role. Here are some suggestions:

Bad Guy Danny: I asked some fellow Danny fans on Twitter what kind of part they would like to see him play next. The overall consensus was that we'd like to see him as a bad guy. Scotty and Nick were ...Read more
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Feb 03, 2015
INTERVIEW: Actress Gayatri Bahl Dishes About Law & Order: SVU
INTERVIEW: Actress Gayatri Bahl Dishes About Law & Order: SVU
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Jan 23, 2015
Padre Sandunguero: My Recap & Review (edited)
When I heard that this episode was titled Padre Sandunguero, I was excited to know it would involve Amaro's father, but wondered what sandunguero meant. Google Translate didn't help.



Then I read an interview with Danny Pino (who plays Nick Amaro) that explained it: "Sandunguero is somebody who’s essentially very interesting {and} the life of the party. It’s someone who’s dynamic and captivating."

That was Nick's father, Nicolas Amaro, played captivatingly by Armand Assante. The man's man. The flirt. The charmer. But Nick knew that the smiles and winks hid a family secret ...Read more
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Dec 24, 2014
Terrific infographic: Order in the Court: The Evolution of TV Lawyers


TV Lawyers

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE COMICAL

“First thing we do, we kill all the lawyers” — in “Henry VI” by William Shakespeare
The Good
1951: The Amazing Mr. Malone (1951-52) lasted one season (13 episodes)
First TV show with a lawyer as lead character.

Led to:
1957-19656: Perry Mason
267-3: Number of cases lost in 270 episodes
75: Number of episodes adapted from Perry Mason books by Erle Stanley Gardner
Guest shot: Gardner appeared as a judge in the last TV episode
Trivia: During one period of illness, Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis substituted for star Raymond Burr as the featured defense attorney.

Perry Mason’s success led to:
1961-1965: The Defenders
1967-1969: Judd for the Defense
1971-1974: Owen Marshall, Attorney at Law
Trivia: Owen Marshall’s sidekick was a very young Lee Majors, the Six Million Dollar Man
1986-1995: Matlock
Trivia: It took until season three to reveal his full ...
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Nov 07, 2014
Chicago - SVU Crossover Interviews (videos)
Here are some cast interviews on the upcoming Dick Wolf crossover of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Law & Order SVU.







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Sep 05, 2014
Peter Gallagher Is Joining Law & Order: SVU in a Recurring Role
The O.C. alum and Covert Affairs star will play Benson's new boss.
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"In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories."

This hard-hitting and emotional companion series from NBC's Law & Order franchise 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 200th episode in April 2008. Although Law & Order: Special Victims Unit carries the brand name Law & Order, the newer program has established a strong and unique identity. It has proved itself as a hit in its own right. In the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons, the series broke into the Top 20. Mariska Hargitay has won a Golden Globe and Emmy each for her portrayal of Det. Olivia Benson. It also garnered Emmy wins for guest-stars Amanda Plummer, Leslie Caron, and Cynthia Nixon. The series' popularity was recognized with the People's Choice Awards, Image Awards, Satellite Awards, and the TV Guide Awards with nominations for Favorite New Series.

The drama follows Det. Elliot Stabler, a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, and his partner Olivia Benson whose difficult past is the reason she joined the unit. Overseeing the team is Capt. Donald Cragen. Cragen's tough-but-supportive approach to the team's complex cases guides the squad through the challenges they face every day. Also featured is Det. John Munch, a transfer from Baltimore's homicide unit, who brings his acerbic wit, conspiracy theories and street-honed investigative skills. Munch is partnered with Det. Odafin Tutuola, whose unique sense of humor and investigative experience make him a formidable match for Munch.

Season 13 brought major changes to the squad. Det. Stabler left and was replaced by two new detectives. Dr. Huang also departed. Det. Nick Amaro brings empathy to his cases while dealing with a stressful home life. Det. Amanda Rollins' dogged persistence and instincts help her close cases, but her secrets could derail her career. A varied DA roster introduced Bureau Chief Michael Cutter, and the returning ADA Casey Novak with continued support from ADA Alexandra Cabot to bring closure to the intense investigations.

NBC Broadcast History:
September 2012 to present – Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.
January 2011 to May 2012 – Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m.
September 2010 to December 2010 – Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.
March 2010 to May 2010 – Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m.
September 2009 to March 2010 – Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.
September 2003 to May 2009 – Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m.
January 2000 to May 2003 – Fridays at 10:00 p.m.
September 1999 to November 1999 – Mondays at 9:00 p.m.

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