Articles for Law and Order: SVU Season 10

Fans are already excited for tonight‘s tenth season premiere of NBC‘s Law & Order SVU, which brings us Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen, Richard Belzer as Detective John Munich, Ice-T as Detective Odafin, Diane Neal as A.D.A. Casey Novak and B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang.  Moreover, several guest stars such as John from Cincinnati‘s Luke Perry, and Sports Night‘s Teri Polo and Josh Charles.Recently, SVU guest stars spoke with Monsters and Critics to reveal some juicy tidbits on tonight‘s season premiere, entitled “Trials,” which airs at 10pm. Read more »
Late last month, we reported that the tenth season of Law & Order: SVU will feature Sara Gilbert and Luke Perry as guest stars in the season premiere of the returning series.  We saw them open the new season with a darker, more intense flair to it.  We saw Gilbert play a rape victim, while Perry played an abusive father.  Recently, the two guest stars spoke of their experience on Law & Order: SVU and gave us a peek into how it is working on some heavy material.Sara Gilbert admits that prior to her stint, she spoke to “a couple of rape victims and one in particular who had had post-traumatic stress disorder to kind of figure out what that‘s like.” Read more »
NBC‘s Law & Order: SVU recently returned to airwaves with its tenth season, which brought about brilliant performances by guest stars Sara Gilbert and Luke Perry.  Moreover, the show brings back stars Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen, Richard Belzer as Detective John Munich, Ice-T as Detective Odafin, Diane Neal as A.D.A. Casey Novak and B.D. Wong as Dr. George Huang.Tonight on Episode 10.2 titled “Swing,” fans will get to see Stabler take a call from someone asking for help to catch a trespasser.  Things get complicated when he discovers the clues that lead him to a shocking discovery—his daughter Kathleen (Allison Siko) might just be part of it.  Moreover, he reaches out to his estranged mother (Ellen Burstyn) to help him save his troubled daughter. Read more »
With Law & Order: SVU’s tenth season well underway, its actors have kept themselves busy with other endeavors.  In fact, we recently reported that Richard Belzer, who plays Detective John Munch on the series, recently released a novel titled “I Am Not A Cop!”  He recently spoke to the New York Magazine to talk about the novel and his encounter with Hulk Hogan over 20 years ago."The inspiration partly comes from when I was filming Homicide years ago and we were doing a scene in an alleyway and a shoplifter ran around the corner into the middle of the set," Belzer says of his inspiration to write the novel.  "He dropped the bag and raised his hands and then he recognized me and said, ‘Oh s---! It‘s Munch!‘  It was the convergence of reality and celebrity.  I‘ve always been fascinated by that." Read more »
Controversy flares up on tonight’s episode of Law & Order: SVU when the team tries to handle an investigation whose rules they’re not familiar with.  This could cause problems for both the victims and the suspects, not to mention the detectives.  Apparently, the evidence the team recovers only manages to bring up further questions regarding the case.  On “Retro,” Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) seek the help of another colleague to help them deal with a new investigation.  A young girl with AIDS pushes the two to bring in Doctor Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie), whose expertise will help with bringing the perpetrator to the surface.  Read more »
The original Law & Order series has been running for almost two decades now, with Law & Order: SVU turning ten years old soon. With the whole franchise being so popular and enduring through the years, one must ask: what is with these series that makes it stick?Series creator Dick Wolf recently spoke to Reuters to reveal the real deal when it comes to creating stories that reflect reality.  He said, "It is a question of coming up with a story that starts with a murder that is interesting and that does not appear to just be exploiting a specific situation but utilizing it as a lens as to what‘s abroad in the land.” Read more »
Four years ago, a certain Jesse McCartney introduced himself to audiences as he set out looking for a beautiful soul.  And the audiences followed him: his first album, Beautiful Soul, sold over 1.5 million copies after its release.  Two years later, his second album, Right Where You Want Me, continued his signature feel-good pop, but was less successful.Perhaps it was a wake-up call from him, as he has decided to take on a more mature image.  He released his R&B-tinged album, Departure, six months ago, which he claims shows his maturity as a singer.  He‘s intent on taking that maturity beyond the pop charts, however: tonight he‘ll be a guest on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and his role will be everything far from feel-good. Read more »
Last week, Jesse McCartney took a more serious turn by appearing as an ultra-conservative murder suspect in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  It seems that the show has a love affair with musicians: this week, another one of them takes on a guest role on the long-running crime drama.  Antwan Andre Patton—better known as Big Boi, better known as one-half of Grammy-winning hip hop duo OutKast—will star as, well, a hip hop artist with some underworld connections.Tonight‘s episode, entitled “Wildlife”, centers on the team investigating an animal smuggling ring which gets tangled up in the murder of a young woman.  The trail leads them to hip hop star Gots Money (Patton), who admits to working for the smugglers, and agrees to go undercover with Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) to sniff out the perpetrators.  Things get complicated, however, when Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) poses as a prostitute to aid Elliot in the operation.  Suffice it to say that his marriage will turn for the worse—and him, too.  A preview promo aired last week hinted that Elliot will be shot; will he be saved? Read more »
This week, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit lays off the musicians-as-guest-stars trend, if only for a while.  Two weeks ago we saw Jesse McCartney take on the role of a murder suspect, which is a surprise considering the image we’ve had of him, both as a singer and actor, for the longest time.  Last week, we saw OutKast’s Big Boi take on the role of a, well, hip hop artist who aids the team with uncovering an animal smuggling ring, and it was an easier thing to believe, if you look at it one way.Tonight, things are going to be back to how it was ought to be.  Not that I’m saying musicians can’t be actors, and vice versa; it’s just a little unusual, really.  Tonight’s SVU is entitled “Persona”, and it is a return to roots, of sorts, for the long-running crime series.  Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) handles a cast of spousal abuse: Mia Lorimer (guest star Clea Duvall, Carnivàle) claims that she was raped in an attempt to hide from her husband Brett (guest star Nathaniel Marston, One Life to Live). Read more »
BuddyTV reader jayddw couldn’t have said it any better last week: “I guess when it hits closer to home, anyone would tend to get overly involved.”  And who wouldn’t?  It’s one of those times when you feel you can do so much more because you’ve been through it, without realizing that you’re stepping the line, favorably or otherwise.  In the case of Law & Order: SVU, not everybody is immune to it.  Of course, you can only refer to Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), whose dedication to her work gets in the way more often than not.After all, she’s got a past.  You know it all too well: she was the result of her mother’s rape, an issue which never got closure upon her mother’s death.  Later she would experience sexual abuse of her own—remember when she went undercover for a case, only to come very close to be the case herself?  That, of course, comes into play whenever she handles cases, especially when it also involves sexual abuse.  I know police officers and investigators should keep their distance as much as possible whenever they’re on duty to prevent their judgment from being muddled, but when you’ve come from a background like Olivia’s, it must be a real struggle. Read more »
After all the stress her job—and her past—has brought her, should Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) take a break from her duties at the Special Victims Unit?Last week‘s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit saw her almost go to the brink.  And you can‘t blame her, really.  It‘s the nature of the cases that she and her colleagues investigate, and more so if you‘ve been a victim yourself.  It almost felt that she was stepping the line when she decided to break up a fight between her contact and, when she was inadvertently pushed to the wall—and everything has to return there—she points the gun at him. Read more »
Mariska Hargitay, best known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU, has suffered a collapsed lung, according to a rep for the actress.  As of this moment, it is unknown how she endured the collapsed lung, but it may have been a result of a buildup of air in the space between the lung and chest wall.  It can also be caused by a chest injury like a puncture wound or a broken rib, but can occur without injury.“Mariska Hargitay has been sidelined with a pneumothorax [a partially collapsed lung],” her representative Gary Mantoosh told Access Hollywood exclusively. Read more »
When a child prodigy with a double life is found murdered, detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) poses as a madame to uncover the truth.A teenager‘s body is found in the Hudson, triggering a search for her identity, and an undercover assignment for Benson as a madam.  But once the girl‘s name is known, even more mysteries unfold leaving Fin to find the missing piece. Read more »
After its initial announcement last month about the shows it would pick up, today NBC revealed its official 2009-2010 schedule and also made several official cancellations.My Name is Earl and Medium are both gone, though there are possibilities that both shows could be picked up by rival networks.  For My Name is Earl, it‘s especially difficult since the season ended with a cliffhanger.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
After 16 years of filming Late Night with Conan O‘Brien, tonight the redheaded funnyman begins his new gig as the host of The Tonight Show. He‘ll be joined by Will Ferrell, musical guest Pearl Jam, and will have former Late Night co-host Andy Richter by his side once more.In anticipation of his Tonight debut, many of Conan‘s celebrity friends--including 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, Apprentice host Donald Trump, and others--offered words of encouragement and advice to O‘Brien, who will have all of America watching to see how he makes the gig his own.As O‘Brien recently told the New York Times, "There‘s an opportunity toput my stamp on this show. I‘ve got an ego, and I want to do my Tonight Show." Read more »