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    Law & Order: SVU Arrests Revenge's Roger Bart, Veep's Anna Chlumsky

    Aug 2, 2012
    by Kate Stanhope

    Law & Order: SVU has booked Revenge scene-stealer Roger Bart, Veep's Anna Chlumsky and Broadway vet Raúl Esparza for an upcoming episode, NBC announced Thursday.

    In the episode, titled "Twenty-Five Acts," Chlumsky plays the author of a best-selling erotic novel — maybe a nod to 50 Shades of Grey? — who accuses a high-profile talk show host (Bart) of a brutal rape. However, the SVU squad gets suspicious when they discover her account of the rape mimics the chapters in her book. The squad, along with the DA's office (Esparza), also struggles to keep the case from turning into a media frenzy.

    The episode is set to air sometime this fall. The trio join previously announced recurring guest star Adam Baldwin, who will play the new captain of the squad.

    Bart is best known for his roles on Desperate Housewives and Revenge, and can currently be seen in USA's Political Animals. Chlumsky, who rose to fame in My Girl, currently stars on HBO's political comedy Veep. Esparza has guest-starred on both Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent and most recently starred in the Broadway production Leap of Faith, co-written by SVU showrunner Warren Leight.

    The new season of Law & Order: SVU premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c.

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    I'm excited for Kathyrn Erbe to come to SVU. What can you tell me about her visit? — Jessica



    ADAM: Although Erbe's reprising her role as Detective Eames from Criminal Intent, she is now working with Homeland Security as part of a joint task force investigating terrorists. She'll meet up with Benson & Co. when the terrorists are connected to a sex-trafficking ring. Executive producer Warren Leight (who ran CI for several seasons) says he was struck by the characters' similarities. "These are two women who had long-term partnerships with difficult guys," Leight says. "These are two people who've been underestimated — who've worked just as hard, just as long —and people don't quite get how good they are." But those people will have ample opportunity to see what they've been missing: Leight promises Erbe will be back at least once later in the season.

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    "LOST REPUTATION/ABOVE SUSPICION"

    09/26/2012 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT TRIES TO STOP A GROWING SCANDAL WHEN CAPTAIN CRAGEN (DANN FLOREK) IS ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF AN ESCORT. ADAM BALDWIN, PAGET BREWSTER, PETER JACOBSON AND DEAN WINTERS GUEST STAR. In the season 14 premiere, the SVU squad is reeling from the fallout after Captain Cragen (Florek) wakes up with a dead escort - a potential witness in an SVU case - in his bed. Tensions run high at the precinct as the detectives contend with District Attorney Paula Foster's (guest star Paget Brewster) investigation of Cragen, as well as the arrival of a tough new captain, Steven Harris (guest star Adam Baldwin.) Brian Cassidy (guest star Dean Winters) treads an increasingly narrow line as an undercover cop in Bart Ganzel's (guest star Peter Jacobson) escort organization, as Detective Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) struggles with the case and his marriage. Also starring: Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins).

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    "Law & Order: SVU": Usually, the "Law and Order" franchise wraps up its cases within the span of an episode, but in the case of Captain Cragen and the dead hooker, it's going to take a little while longer. Dean Winters' Det. Brian Cassidy plays a major role in the first two episodes, and when he finds himself in major danger, Olivia remembers the connection they shared in earlier years and considers rekindling the failed romance.

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    "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" may be an oldie, but its last season finale proved it is still a goody. The NBC procedural drama, which usually deals with one case a week, instead ended its final episode of Season 13 with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger.

    In a scene reminiscent of the "The Godfather," Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) woke up in bed with blood on his hands. Instead of a thoroughbred horse's head in his bed, though, he discovered a dead hooker [Pippa Black as Carissa] whose throat had been slashed.

    "It could be a complete set-up, but I suspect if Cragen had it all to do over again, he would do a few things differently, and we'll learn what those are as the [Season 14] episodes unfold," showrunner and executive producer Warren Leight tells XfinityTV.com in an exclusive interview."

    When it returns to NBC on Sept. 26, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will air back-to-back episodes, so the story, which began last May, will actually wind up being a three-part investigation into the vicious power struggle between New York City's top two escort businesses. It is a case that is in jeopardy of bringing down the SVU squad — and sending Cragen to jail for murder.

    Leight wouldn't reveal if Cragen was set up or not, or even if he would be returning as Captain of the SVU squad if he is cleared of the murder, but here are some choice tidbits of what fans of the series can look forward to seeing:

    How is Season 14 going to start?

    We're going to do something different for "Law & Order." We're going to follow up. So the season ended with a an escort dead in Cragen's bed, and it seems like he has no idea how she got there. Where we got lucky was, quite by chance, NBC called and said they wanted two episodes for our first night back. They didn't necessarily mean a two-parter, they just meant two separate episodes. Now we more or less had permission do a three-episode story, which is unheard of in the "Law & Order" world. So basically by the end of the day, we've essentially made a movie, a three-act movie.

    So is Carissa going to be like the horse's head that showed up in "The Godfather," or did Cragen actually invite her over?

    One of the themes of this three-parter and of this new season is secrets. There's a line… we brought Padget Brewster into these two episodes as the District Attorney in charge of the public integrity unit, so she catches this case. And she says at some point in the episode to Olivia (Mariska Hargitay), "Everybody has secrets. You do, I do, your captain does. If a hooker ends up in your bed, whether or not he put her there, it probably means you did something wrong."

    Also, if you were paying attention to the finale, the last person to see Clarissa alive was Amaro (Danny Pino). So he's going to be in the hot-seat as well.

    Might Amaro have made some bad choices, too?

    If you think about it, he's got a lot of stressors going on right now. His marriage is not in great shape, his partnership with Olivia is definitely going through some tests at the moment, and he's a very sensitive character. I think he feels like he did everything he could and Olivia hasn't always had his back when he felt like she should have. We're going to see Cragen in an orange jumpsuit at Rikers, and we're going to see Amaro being interrogated by the D.A. There's a lot of things in motion in these episodes.

    Is Dean Winters back as Detective Brian Cassidy just for these episodes, or might he be back throughout the season?

    I think that the answer is he could possibly be back. Cassidy has a little history with Olivia. Obviously, Cassidy and Olivia had a little fling in Season 1. You can think that's a long time ago so it doesn't matter, but I think there's a little bit of unfinished business there. It's interesting to watch their relationship over the course of these two episodes.

    Olivia is kind of vulnerable anyway because she just had to break up with Harry Connick's character because he took the investigative job.

    Yes. Once you start investigating corruption, a lot of people get dragged through the mud. She's watching her captain and David Haden [Connick] get dragged through the mud, she's seeing her partnership with Amaro get tested — and then there's Brian Cassidy sitting there with that smile of his. And his character's not exactly above reproach in all of this either. He's undercover working for a pimp and sometimes it's hard to tow that line. The question is: Has he gotten too close to Bart Ganzel, the pimp character Peter Jacobson plays?

    So Mariska [Hargitay] is going to be on every episode this season, right?

    Absolutely.

    But might there be a partner switch? When Christopher Meloni was there, the two of them were almost always together, but last season the partners mixed it up a little bit more.

    It was fluid last year. We call it in the writers' room, "Okay, now we need to doe-see-doe the partners a little bit." Given the tension between Amaro and Benson, we may see a few other combinations early on in the season. We have a temporary captain coming in, Adam Baldwin, and he's replacing Cragen because Cragen is not fit for duty at the moment. And Adam's character is the guy who likes to come into a place… he's a fixer . He likes to come in and move the pieces around the board and he may try. On the other hand, moving Olivia and Amaro, these are not pieces that like to be moved so it's not an easy job stepping into that squad room and telling people what to do, but he's going to try. So, you'll see different combinations at work early on in the season.

    Adam is there for three episodes. Does that mean by the end of the third episode, we'll know the status of Cragen?

    Possibly. One of the things we're doing this year — I started this a bit last year — things will continue to reverberate. The mission statement of "Law & Order" is every episode is free standing and Dick Wolf has done very well by that. I think that means each main story should stand on its own, but what we've been trying to do is have a little more continuity, let things carry over, so if things have been going on in people's personal lives, or if something that happens on a case, maybe the next week we see how it affects the partnership a little bit more. You'll still be able to watch it and know what's going on, but we're arcing our main characters' stories a bit through this season and that's newish, I'd say, for the franchise. It used to be no matter what happened, the next week it was a full reset.

    So you mentioned Padget Brewster and you mentioned Dean Winters and Adam Baldwin. Are there any other guest stars that you can talk about?

    After the first two episodes, we're off the air for something or other, and then we're back on Oct. 10th for what I call our second premiere. And that episode has Anna Chlumsky playing the author of a bestselling book called Twenty-Five Acts, about a woman who gets caught up in the bondage and domination lifestyle. (laughs) I don't know where we got that idea from. Anyway, she goes on a TV talk show, goes out with the host after the show and then everything after that is grey, I suppose I'd say.

    We also have a new D.A. in that episode, Rael Esparza comes in, and he's terrific — both defending her and putting her through the paces. Roger Bart plays the TV talk show host.

    The fourth episode has Kathryn Erbe coming to us as Alexandra Eames from "Criminal Intent." Her character is now on a joint terrorism task force. Katie will be back later in the year at some point for sure and, I suspect, there's room for another Dean Winters episode later on. He was pretty dynamic.

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    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "TWENTY-FIVE ACTS"

    10/10/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : THE SVU DETECTIVES SPRING INTO ACTION WHEN THE AUTHOR OF A BEST-SELLING ROMANCE NOVEL (GUEST STAR ANNA CHLUMSKY) IS ATTACKED BY A POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW HOST (GUEST STAR ROGER BART.) The young author of a wildly successful S&M romance novel (Chlumsky) goes home with a famous television show host (Bart), who forces himself on her. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) work to convince the victim to file charges, with the assistance of a brash new Manhattan District Attorney (guest star Raul Esparza.) As the SVU squad digs into her background to uncover potential trial pitfalls, Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) uncovers a secret that threatens to destroy the young woman's career as well as her case. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola) and Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch.) Adam Baldwin (Captain Steven Harris) guest stars.

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    Law & Order SVU Boss on Season 14: "Everybody Has Secrets"

    by Adam Bryant
    9/23/12

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit kicks off its 14th season by asking what once may have been an unthinkable question: Is Capt. Cragen a murderer?

    "He should have not put that dead hooker in his bed," executive producer Warren Leight says of last season's cliff-hanger with a laugh. "Even if we know Capt. Cragen, it's just never good to wake up with a dead hooker in your bed. That means you did something wrong."

    But did he? While Cragen (Dann Florek) comes under investigation, Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) will work furiously to prove his innocence, even though she has a new temporary captain (guest star Adam Baldwin) breathing down her neck. As Benson gets closer to the truth, she'll learn what Leight says is a theme for the season: Everybody has secrets.

    Read on to find out how quickly Cragen's legal woes will be wrapped up, whether or not Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) can hold his marriage together, and why Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Kathryn Erbe will pay the SVU squad a visit this season. Plus: Will we finally meet Munch's mother?

    You're coming back from a very big cliff-hanger. How challenging was that?

    Warren Leight: I enjoyed ending the season that way. And then we got lucky because NBC said they wanted us to do two hours [on premiere night]. They didn't necessarily mean a two-parter. That's a big departure for Law & Order to have a three-part story spread out over three episodes. It required a little bit of persuasion, but essentially we have a movie that we shot over the course of 24 days. There are high stakes. Not only is there a dead hooker in Cragen's bed, but obviously there's a lot of tension between Amaro and Benson. We kept a lot of plates spinning and it was just a thrill to get to work in a longer form, For Dann Florek I don't think it was too much fun. I think he prefers a tailored suit to an orange jumpsuit.

    You could have presumably brought any of the SVU detectives under suspicion as last season's big twist. Why Cragen?

    Leight:
    He's the father figure. You think he's the last guy that would happen to, but he has his demons. We believe he has them under control. He was by far the most interesting character to involve, and if it's a frame-up, he would be a good guy to frame. There was that weird little episode, "Russian Brides," where he went on that date. We saw a side of him we haven't seen before. One of the things you could take away from that scene is underneath his character's stoicism is some loneliness. And loneliness can lead people to make bad decisions.

    Will Cragen's case be resolved in the premiere, or will it take some time?

    Leight:
    Some things are resolved, but there are long-lasting repercussions. It's not Homeland. I admire and I envy their schedule, but I can't drag it out for 23 episodes. What we're trying to do is maintain continuity from one episode to the next. Episodes can be freestanding, but if Amaro and Benson have a tough time in one episode, it's not like the next episode it didn't happen. So we have a lot more continuity, a lot of story lines spilling over.

    Paget Brewster is guest-starring on the premiere. What can you tell us about her character?

    Leight:
    She's playing Paula Foster, who's the head of the D.A.'s public integrity unit. All of this is falling into her lap. She has a renegade squad that is desperately trying to free the Captain. She has Amaro as the last person to see the dead hooker alive. She obviously has pressure from the mayor's office saying, "Clean this up and clean it up now." She's between a rock and a hard place, and her relationship with Olivia is very interesting. Olivia is doing everything she can to free Cragen, and Paget Brewster's character is trying to figure out what the hell happened.

    Is the relationship completely antagonistic, or does Benson realize that Foster could actually help her?

    Leight:
    They have to find a way to work together or neither of them is going to get what they need. But there's suspicion on both sides. The cop wants the arrest; the DA wants the conviction. And those are two very separate things. So Paget's character has some very tough choices to make, and Benson is more of a true believer. She doesn't understand that compromises need to be made from time to time.

    How will Benson & Co. respond to their new interim captain, played by Adam Baldwin?

    Leight:
    Adam's character is a fixer. He comes into situations that are all screwed up, and his job is to figure out who's straight, who's corrupt, who can he trust to restore order. If he does the job right, he moves on. He's politically connected at NYPD and he likes moving the pieces on the board. That's an interesting guy to throw into SVU, because Olivia and Amaro are pieces that don't like other people moving them.

    We'll also see Amaro's wife again in the premiere, right?

    Leight:
    Yes. We're trying to show the cumulative toll this sort of work takes on our heroes. We know his marriage is on very shaky ground. It was working while his wife was overseas and since she's come back it's just been a disaster. Their big question is: Can they work through it or is it over?

    What personal stories are you hoping to tell with the other characters?

    Leight:
    We're hoping to see Rollins' sister arrive at some point this season. We referenced her a bit last year, and we hope to see a little bit of what shaped Rollins [Kelli Giddish]. I'd love to get a bit more for Finn [Ice-T], who's been underserved in some ways. I'd like to find out a little bit more about him, like: Does he have a house? [Laughs] We saw a little bit of his son last year but there's clearly more to understand about him. We may even get a glimpse of Munch's [Richard Belzer] mother. We don't know anything about her. I think it's kind of interesting.

    Has crafting this season been different now that you've been on the job a year?

    Leight:
    It's great to have a season under my belt. There was something exciting about hitting the ground running. I feel liberated from the "Can this show survive without Elliott?" thing. That drove me crazy last year. We were on a network that was having problems and the headline writers kept blaming [Christopher] Meloni's departure for the show's low ratings. The thing I am most proud of is at the end of the year, our finale was NBC's highest-rated finale. We had seven episodes in a row, and each week the ratings stepped up. I felt like, "Now we know there is a show after Elliott," which I always knew that there was. I enjoyed being underestimated. It was like a little challenge, and this year the challenge is to keep it interesting and to get past the transition.

    You're bringing Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Kathryn Erbe to your squad room this season. How did that happen?

    Leight:
    I did Criminal Intent for seven years. One of the things that's strange is SVU fans watch Law & Order and Criminal Intent fans watch Law & Order, but Criminal Intent fans do not watch SVU. There's not as much crossover between those shows as you might guess. And now that there's only one show left, I'd like to bring those fans together. When we started to plot the fourth episode, we needed a Homeland Security agent. I didn't want to just keep throwing new people into this mix, and our casting director said "What about your old friend Katie?" We were all like, "That's it. We're done."

    So what is her role exactly?

    Leight:
    Once Katie said yes, we retooled the script a bit. The backstory is she worked the Major Case Unit for over a decade. Her partner left and she was looking for something new. She's on loan to Homeland Security on a joint terrorism task force, which is high stakes and her character can handle that. It was great to have scenes between Katie and Mariska. These are two women who had long-term partnerships with difficult guys. These are two people who've been underestimated — who've worked just as hard, just as long —and people don't quite get how good they are.

    Is this a one-time thing, or will we see more of her?

    Leight:
    She'll come back. I don't know exactly when, but she'll be coming back. Katie is so believable as an NYPD cop. The notion of bringing in someone new when she was just sitting there seems crazy to me. She's tough and she can be funny, but don't mess with her.

    Safe to assume you'll still be ripping from the headlines this season?

    Leight:
    I would say there's an element of headline-ripping. Our third episode of the season is very much a courtroom drama with Roger Bart and Raul Esparza and Anna Chlumsky. Raul comes in as a DA loaded for bear. Anna Chlumsky's character has written a book called Twenty Five Acts about a woman giving her life over to bondage and domination. The book is a runaway best seller and every woman in America is reading the book. She goes on a talk show, then goes out to dinner with the host, and then things turn ugly between her and the host.

    Do you have an overall theme for the season?

    Leight:
    We're doing a lot with secrets. The secrets people keep and the damage those secrets do is part of the first five episodes. It's an interesting way of looking at a lot of what happens in sex crimes. People stay in denial and hide things in themselves. People can seem to be decent, but people lead double lives and. How those secrets come out and what happens when the secrets come out is an interesting way of framing a lot of the episodes.

    And will we learn that our heroes have their own share of secrets?

    Leight:
    I think we have to. It's not fair for just the bad guys to have secrets. In the premiere, Paget's character says to Olivia, "Everybody has secrets. You do. I do. The captain does." So, of course we'll be seeing some of the ones our guys have. Obviously something's going on with Cragen, but no one is exactly what they seem to be.

    Any hints?

    Leight:
    [Laughs] If I give you that, then they're not secrets.

    Law & Order SVU's two-hour Season 14 premiere airs Wednesday at 9/8c on NBC.

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    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "ACCEPTABLE LOSS"

    10/17/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : WHEN THE SVU DETECTIVES TRY TO TAKE DOWN A SEX TRAFFICKING RING, THEY FIND EVIDENCE IN A TERRORISM INVESTIGATION LED BY LIEUTENANT ALEXANDRA EAMES (GUEST STAR KATHRYN ERBE) With Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) back in the precinct, the SVU squad is in full force and working to expose a sex trafficking operation that enslaves young women. The detectives are on the verge of cracking the case when their efforts are halted by Lieutenant Alexandra Eames (guest star Erbe), forcing Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to get creative with the investigation. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.)

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    Exclusive: SVU Books True Blood Alum to Play Rollins' Sister!

    For Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Amanda Rollins, True Blood is thicker than water.

    The NBC cop drama has cast former True Blood star Lindsay Pulsipher to play the recurring role of Kim Rollins, the younger sister of Kelli Giddish's detective, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Kim, who was first referenced last season, will arrive in New York unexpectedly and will create all kinds of trouble for her older sister.

    Before her role as werepanther Crystal Norris on True Blood, Pulsipher was a regular on A&E's short-lived cop drama The Beast. She has also appeared on NCIS, FlashForward and NBC's Chase, on which Giddish also starred. Most recently, Pulsipher appeared on History's Hatfields & McCoys miniseries.

    Pulsipher's first appearance will air on Nov. 14, and she is expected to appear at least once more this season. Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "MANHATTAN VIGIL"

    10/24/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : IN THE SERIES' 300TH EPISODE, A CHILD ABDUCTION INVESTIGATION RE-OPENS THE THIRTEEN YEAR-OLD COLD CASE OF ANOTHER MISSING BOY In the series' landmark 300th episode, a young boy from Morningside Heights is kidnapped while in the care of his father, and the investigation reminds Captain Cragen (Dann Florek,) Sergeant Munch (Richard Belzer) and Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) of an unsolved kidnapping that occurred in the same neighborhood thirteen years ago. While the entire squad races against the clock to find the missing boy, Benson vows to learn from past mistakes to set both cases right. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Guest starring Tom Sizemore, Hamish Linklater, Mili Avital, Alex Karpovsky, Chris Orbach and Jenna Wolfe.

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    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"


    (X) "FRIENDING EMILY"


    10/31/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : AS THE SVU DETECTIVES PURSUE A HIGH-TECH KIDNAPPER, ROLLINS (KELLI GIDDISH) RECONNECTS WITH HER TROUBLED SISTER (GUEST STAR LINDSAY PULSIPHER) An underage girl disappears after following her older sister to a college party in Manhattan. The SVU detectives mobilize to recover the missing girl but find themselves thwarted by a high-tech kidnapper using the internet to cover his tracks. As the case hits a dead end, DA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) returns with some unlikely help. Meanwhile, Rollins (Giddish) is distracted by the sudden appearance of her very troubled sister (guest star Pulsipher). Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro).




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    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    (X) "VANITY'S BONFIRE"

    11/14/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A BABY KIDNAPPED FROM A PLAYGROUND LEADS TO A TWISTED CASE OF LIES, BETRAYAL, AND INFIDELITY. The abduction of a baby from a city playground quickly turns into a custody dispute when the kidnapper (guest star Bijou Phillips) swears she is the child's biological mother. She also claims the father is a high-powered legal expert (guest star Scott Bakula), sending Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Amaro (Danny Pino) on an investigation that forever changes the lives of two unsuspecting families. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Also guest starring Tamara Tunie and Jessica Hecht.

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    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20121102nbc11


    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "LESSON'S LEARNED"

    11/21/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : WHEN REPORTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURFACE AT AN ELITE PRIVATE SCHOOL, DETECTIVE BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) AND ADA BARBA (GUEST STAR RAUL ESPARZA) FACE OFF AGAINST A POWERFUL ADMINISTRATOR (GUEST STAR CHARLES GRODIN) TO EXPOSE DECADES OF SECRETS. ELLIOT GOULD AND ANTHONY RAPP ALSO GUEST STAR. A professor's unusual encounter with Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) sends the SVU on an investigation into reports of sexual abuse at a prestigious private school. Stonewalled by the school board, Detective Benson (Hargitay) enlists ADA Barba (Esparza) and a retired teacher (guest star Elliot Gould) to help reveal a massive cover-up as more and more victims emerge. Also starring Ice -T (Detective Odafin Tutuola) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Also guest starring Buck Henry and Elizabeth Marvel.

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    http://tvline.com/2012/11/06/law-order-svu-season-14-patricia-arquette-hooker/#more-378461


    Scoop: SVU Casts Patricia Arquette as a Hooker, TV Vet Anne Meara as Her Mom

    Nov. 6th, 2012
    by Kimberly Roots

    A riddle: How can an upcoming Law & Order: SVU guest star be both a big name and also a Medium one?

    Here's how: Medium star Patricia Arquette will play a call girl on a November episode of the NBC procedural, TVLine has learned exclusively. Small-screen vet Anne Meara will play her mom.

    In the episode – which also features guest star Jason Gedrick (Dexter) – an armed and dangerous man goes on a killing spree in New York City. Arquette's character Jeannie is a prostitute with whom the murderer has a weekly appointment… and she's nowhere to be found. The SVU team then must convince jaded fellow NYPD officers that the working girl's life is worth saving.

    Meara appears as Jeannie's (understandably) worried mother Irene.

    Arquette played Medium's spiritually connected Allison Dubois for the drama's seven-season run. Meara's long list of TV credits include The King of Queens, Oz, Alf, Archie Bunker's Place and a 2004 SVU episode in which she also played a mom – of a serial killer.

    SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c.

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    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20121120nbc03


    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    (X) "DREAMS DEFERRED"

    12/05/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT JOINS THE FBI IN A MANHUNT WHEN A PROSTITUTE (GUEST STAR PATRICIA ARQUETTE) FROM ONE OF DETECTIVE BENSON'S (MARISKA HARGITAY) OLD CASES PROVES CRUCIAL TO APPREHENDING A KILLER. JASON GEDRICK AND ANNE MEARA ALSO GUEST STAR. When a man goes on a killing rampage through New York, the lead FBI agent (guest star Gedrick) calls upon the SVU to get information from the suspect's last known contact - a prostitute (guest star Arquette) who had been involved in one of Benson's (Hargitay) old cases. As the detectives work with her to track down the killer, they find themselves drawn into her world and must fight to save her life. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins.) Also guest starring Gbenga Akinnagbe and P.J. Brown.

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    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Law-Order-SVU-Denis-OHare-1057085.aspx

    Exclusive: Law & Order: SVU Recruits True Blood's Denis O'Hare -- But There's a Twist!

    Dec 3, 2012 05:20 PM ET
    by Kate Stanhope

    True Blood alum Denis O'Hare will guest-star on Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned, but this time he'll be answering to a different (read: higher) power than the Vampire Authority.

    The Tony winner will play Father Shea, a priest who is pulled from his car and brutally beaten. When the police arrive, they arrest Fin's ex-wife's brother, Sam Randall (Boardwalk Empire's Erik LaRay Harvey). Despite Sam's former criminal record and various stints behind bars, Fin (Ice-T) doesn't think Sam is their man and asks his SVU partners for help getting to the bottom of the case. The episode is tentatively set to air sometime in January.

    In a surprising twist, the episode marks O'Hare's second time playing Father Shea. He originated the character on a 2008 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent co-written by current SVU showrunner Warren Leight. This is also O'Hare's second stint on SVU, following an appearance in 2000. He guest-starred on the original Law & Order four times, most recently in 2003 playing — wait for it — a priest, Father Hogan.

    Aside from his scene-stealing role as Russell Edgington on True Blood, O'Hare earned an Emmy nomination last year for his work on American Horror Story. He most recently reprised his role as Judge Abernathy on The Good Wife.

    Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20121214nbc15


    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "PRESUMED GUILTY"

    01/02/2013 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE TUTUOLA (ICE-T) GETS ENTANGLED IN A CHURCH SCANDAL WHEN HIS EX-BROTHER-IN-LAW (GUEST STAR ERIK LARAY HARVEY) IS ARRESTED FOR THE BRUTAL ATTACK OF A PRIEST (GUEST STAR DENIS O'HARE), JUST DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS The SVU's holiday celebrations are disrupted when Detective Tutuola's (Ice-T) ex-brother-in-law (guest star Harvey) is arrested for assaulting a priest (guest star O'Hare.) Convinced of his innocence despite his criminal record, Fin asks the detectives to find evidence that exonerates him, and in the process, a buried church scandal begins to unravel. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner). Also guest starring Tony Plana and Lisa Gay Hamilton.

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    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20121221nbc12


    "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

    "BEAUTIFUL FRAME"

    01/09/2013 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : THE SVU SQUAD IS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE WHEN A MURDER CASE IS TRIED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN TWO COURTROOMS WITH DIFFERENT DEFENDANTS. JANE KACZMAREK GUEST STARS. When a rape victim in an SVU case is arrested for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Suffolk County DA Pam James (guest star Kaczmarek) lands the case and swiftly brings charges against the young woman. Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) questions the circumstances of the arrest and gathers enough evidence for DA Barba (Raul Esparza) to levy charges in Manhattan against another suspect. The two ambitious DA's square off in separate trials for the same murder, hoping to get a conviction before the other derails their case. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins).

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    http://www.tvguide.com/News/SVU-Nia-Vardalos-Harold-Perrineau-1058433.aspx


    Scoop: SVU Books Nia Vardalos and Lost's Harold Perrineau, Marcia Gay Harden to Return

    Jan. 2nd, 2012
    by Kate Stanhope

    Law & Order: SVU has snagged a big guest star — more specifically, My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos, TVGuide.com has learned.

    The Oscar nominee will appear in an upcoming episode as Counselor Minonna Efron, whose client is on trial for assault and murder. D.A. Barba (Raul Esparza) thinks the case is an easy win because he sees her disorganized manner as incompetence. However, his case begins to fall apart when she thwarts his efforts repeatedly. Vardalos'episode is set to air on Jan. 30 and will also feature The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell and a cameo by The Howard Stern Show's Fred Norris.

    The NBC procedural has also booked Lost alum Harold Perrineau to play a career criminal named Brian Traymor. In the episode, featuring the return of Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden as FBI Agent Dana Lewis, Traymor is the prime suspect in a rape-murder case tied to several more investigations in the country. Lewis thinks Traymor is guilty, but Det. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is more uncertain. The Shield's Jay Karnes also appears in the episode, airing Feb. 6, as a friend of Agent Lewis and the fiance of one of the victims.

    Vardalos most recently guest-starred on Grey's Anatomy last season. Perrineau recently recurred on Sons of Anarchy and currently stars on TBS' Wedding Band. Harden appeared on the short-lived comedy Bent.

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/mike-tyson-to-play-convicted-murderer-on-law-order-svu/


    Mike Tyson To Play Convicted Murderer On 'Law & Order: SVU'

    By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Thursday January 10, 2013

    EXCLUSIVE: In his TV acting debut, former boxer Mike Tyson is going for some dark, dramatic stuff with a guest starring role on NBC's Law & Order: SVU. He will play Reggie Rhodes, a murderer on death row whose violent actions may in part be the byproduct of a horrible childhood. His case attracts the attention of Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and defense attorney Bayard Ellis (recurring guest star Andre Braugher) during an SVU investigation. Also guest starring in the episode is Ed Asner as someone connected to the investigation.

    While he has played himself on a couple of TV comedies, including Who's The Boss, Entourage and Breaking In as well as on the big screen in The Hangover franchise, this marks the first major acting gig for ICM Partners-repped Tyson. Veteran crime drama Law & Order: SVU, which is coming off hitting a season high last night, is executive produced by creator Dick Wolf, Warren Leight, Julie Martin, Michael Smith and Peter Jankowski.

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