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 airs its 19th season finale this Wednesday night at 9/8c, and the historic 20th season will begin this fall on NBC.
Good news for Law & Order: SVU fans — the series has been renewed for a record-tying 20th season. That means even more “ripped from today’s headlines” stories for a show that, by the end of this season, will have told 434 of them. Mariska Hargitay, the only actor who’s been with the show for all 19 of its seasons so far, told us that there are several episodes that have had a huge impact on her life, both on and off the screen. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mariska Hargitay)
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.
It’s not unusual for Law & Order: SVU to feature stories that are inspired by today’s headlines. But this week’s episode — which centers around the trial of a doctor arrested for sexually abusing his patients — breaks from the usual SVU formula. The show’s Kelli Giddish gives us a preview of what we can expect from the emotional episode.(Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesday night at 9/8c on NBC.
With nearly 19 seasons under its belt, Law & Order: SVU is the third-longest running drama in television history, behind only Gunsmoke and the original Law & Order. While only Mariska Hargitay has been on the show from the beginning, Ice-T comes in a close second — he joined in the second season as Det. Fin Tutuola and has been there ever since. He’s extremely proud to be part of the show, not just because of its quality, but because of its importance to society. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ice-T)
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.