Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Happy 60th birthday, Ice-T!
"I’m 60 yrs old today! Win. Since I was not supposed to make it outta my 20s," tweeted the Law & Order: SVU star.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Why Raúl Esparza was the best-ever ADA on Law & Order: SVU
“The role of the ADA was important—it’d be kind of weird to have a show predicated on law and order without strong casting for the law half of the equation,” says Lindsey Adler. “But throughout most of their stints on the show, (Alexandra) Cabot and (Casey) Novak had a significant supporting cast. (Rafael) Barba, on the other hand, progressed to become the strongest, most interesting personality left on the show with Olivia Benson. Without Munch, Fin’s sting has been somewhat neutered; Nick Amaro was basically the show’s hate-able hot guy; Amanda Rollins has all sorts of problems but has never quite evolved to become Benson’s complement; and while Sonny Carisi is a fantastic police character, the show’s move away from a true procedural has really limited his effectiveness. For my money, SVU’s late-series core duo has been Barba and Benson. It’s a split that makes me genuinely concerned about the worth of the show going forward.” ALSO: Ranking the SVU ADAs.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
Raúl Esparza says it was his decision to leave Law & Order: SVU after six seasons
“I just felt it was time to move on,” says the actor, who played Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba. “I was also feeling like the role has changed over the years in a way that has been an interesting experience for me. Again, I’m a theater guy, so it’s like having a script in front of you that keeps changing every time you go to do it. The learning process of how roles grow over a period of time with a series has been kind of fascinating, and I just felt I had reached the end of what I wanted to explore where they were writing.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Law & Order: SVU alum Diane Neal announces she’s running for Congress
The actress, who has appeared on the NCIS franchise in recent years, says she plans to run as an independent for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Caterers working on Law & Order: SVU unwittingly created a bomb scare in New York City
Caterers accidentally left behind today an urn of apple cider wrapped in cellophane on a bench, prompting the NYPD to close off the area.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
Hulu surpasses 17 million subscribers, says South Park and Law & Order: SVU were its most-watched shows of 2017
This Is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers were also among Hulu’s top shows of 2017.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Law & Order: SVU boss: We’ve tackled sexual harassment many times, but we wanted to try something new post-Harvey Weinstein
"We're going to do an episode about an industry where there is some sexual abuse, and we want to show how an industry, a closed society, can become sort of a sanctuary city for predators and abusers,” says showrunner Michael Chernuchin. “Where everybody knows what's going on but nobody turns anybody in.” He adds: “What we like to do is explain the faults of the law and what the law should be and how we could get there to the audience. The laws need to change. We're going to approach it that way."
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
Brooke Shields enjoys being on Law & Order: SVU because it’s satisfying to see the “bad guys lose in the end”
“As a country, and as a people, that’s why it touches such a core, you want to see that,” she says in discussing this week’s heartbreaking cliffhanger.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
Lost and Law & Order: SVU are about to leave Netflix
Both beloved shows will exit the streaming service on Jan. 4 and Jan. 1, respectively.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
Mariska Hargitay calls this week’s SVU “utterly tragic and complex and human”
"I thought that was so powerful, the complexity of this human being and showing what this kind of trauma does and how it affects people,” she says of Tuesday’s emotional “bottle episode.” “It was a real departure from what we’ve done. ... Obviously the material was so painful and dark, and it was just a very different kind of SVU and a different kind of relationship that Benson never has with the victim."
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
Law & Order: SVU will tackle the Harvey Weinstein scandal
“We are hitting Harvey Weinstein head-on, but it’s not in the realm of the entertainment business,” executive producer Michael Chernuchin tells Entertainment Weekly. He explains that when the Weinstein news initially broke, "we were actually working on a story about airline pilots and what a boys club that is... We were beating the story out and said, ‘Wow, this is exactly what the actresses go through in Hollywood. It’s the same environment.’ So we got all of our Harvey stuff out with airline pilots.”
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 2:48PM EDT
CBS preempts tonight’s original SEAL Team and Criminal Minds episodes due to World Series Game 7
Tonight’s Survivor episode, however, will air originally as planned. ALSO: NBC pulls tonight's new episodes of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D., but will air a new The Blacklist episode.
Posted Monday 10/30/17 at 3:16PM EDT
Law & Order: SVU adds Melora Walters and Joanna Going for a special format-breaking episode
They’ll be part of an episode that plays as one long interview scene between Mariska Hargitay’s Benson and a woman, played by Walters, who believes she was raped.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Brooke Shields was also shocked by her SVU role
It was Mariska Hargitay who suggested Shields play the unusual part.
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 11:39PM EDT
Law & Order: SVU’s shocking season premiere twist, explained
New showrunner Michael Chernuchin says: “I like to look at this as a new show now. I think we're doing new and different things, like we started out big in the first episode…”