Kelli Giddish Is Giddy About A 20th Season Of ‘SVU’

In a TV landscape where most shows are lucky to return for a second season, making it through two decades is an incredible accomplishment. But that’s exactly what Law & Order: SVU will be doing. It will air its record-tying 20th season on NBC this fall, and star Kelli Giddish told us that she and all of her co-workers are excited that they’ll be making history. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)

Law & Order: SVU returns for its historic 20th season Thursday, September 27 on NBC.

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Kelli Giddish & The Double-Edged Sword Of ‘SVU’

One of the big attractions of the Law & Order franchise is that the shows’ episodes are usually ripped from the headlines. Kelli Giddish, who plays Detective Amanda Rollins on Law & Order: SVU, thinks of the show’s reliance on real-life stories as both a blessing and a curse. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)

Law & Order: SVU, now in its 19th season, airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.

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KELLI GIDDISH AND COLE HAUSER DO THEIR OWN STUNTS – AND THERE’S A LOT

Killi Giddish stars in Chase Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC

Chase star Kelli Giddish Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC

Producers don’t usually allow their stars to do stunts.  It’s almost too easy to get injured and then the production’s shut down.  Also, you’re not impressing the stunt union by taking away their member’s jobs.

But Kelli Giddish and Cole Hauser do most of they’re action scenes, and with the blessing of producer and  stunt team (headed by Eric Norris, Chuck‘s son).

The two stars of Chase (Mondays, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, NBC) talked to HollywoodOutbreak.com about getting handsomely paid to play like kids again.

Click on video to see what Giddish and Hauser say about their dangerously fun work and why the stunt team allow the important stars to risk their limbs, life and everyone’s jobs.

THE “CHASE” IS GOOD FOR BRUCKHEIMER

CHASE -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, Jesse Metcalfe as Luke, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey -- Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC

CHASE -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, Jesse Metcalfe as Luke, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey -- Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC

Jerry Bruckheimer has the Midas touch when it comes to producing, whether it’s with his movies like Pirates of the Caribbean or television series like CSI.

His newest TV drama is Chase, which follows a group of U.S. Marshalls as they bring criminals to justice. And, given Bruckheimer’s track record, Chase should give NBC the much-needed primetime hit it needs.

And like all of Bruckheimer’s procedural series, Chase is designed to paint a realistic picture of the challenges that arm of law enforcement deals with daily.

Click onto the video for Jerry Bruckheimer’s description of the new series Chase, which is scheduled to air in the fall.

NBC GETS RIGHT WITH THE “CHASE”

CHASE -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey, Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, Jesse Metcalfe as Luke Watson -- Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

CHASE -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Amaury Nolasco as Marco Martinez, Cole Hauser as Jimmy Godfrey, Kelli Giddish as Annie Frost, Rose Rollins as Daisy Ogbaa, Jesse Metcalfe as Luke Watson -- Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

NBC is aggressively padding their primetime schedule with a group of new scripted dramas set for the fall.

The newest entry is Chase, from prolific producer, Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean/CSI/Amazing Race). The series follows a group of U.S. Marshalls as they hunt down America’s most dangerous criminals.

The cast boasts of Kelli Giddish, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins and Jesse Metcalfe.

The net had been behind the 8Ball this year by green-lighting last season’s ill-fated primetime experiment The Jay Leno Show.

Now that Leno is back where he belongs (11:35 p.m. ET/PT), NBC has filled the gap with a lot of repeats of the various Law & Order incarnations and reality TV.

Chase, which is one of five new scripted shows set for NBC’s 2010-2011 season, demonstrates the net’s desire to get back in the game vigorously. Undercover, The Event, Love Bites and Outsourced were all previously announced.

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