4 minutes ago Spoilers ahead for the Season 20 premiere of Law & Order: SVU. Olivia Benson has been facing the worst of the worst criminals for a couple of decades, and the Season 20 premiere may have indicated that she's going to find herself on the bench in the not-too-distant future. The premiere was a gigantic two-hour event that started off as a horrifying rape case and then transformed into a school shooting case, perpetrated by the victim who was denied justice after a court failure by the still-mourning A.D.A. Peter Stone. Olivia was struggling with an issue she hasn't really had to face before, and it didn't have anything to do with the heinous sexually-based offense she investigates. She found herself getting winded and falling short when trying to chase down suspects. Normally, one of the SVU detectives getting winded in a chase sequence wouldn't really be that big of a deal. They do a lot of running and jumping and tackling when trying to apprehend the bad … [Read more...] about Is Law And Order: SVU Preparing To Bench Olivia Benson?
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Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Hate Crimes series greenlit at NBC NBC has given a 13-episode order to Law & Order: Hate Crimes, the seventh installment in Dick Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, Deadline has confirmed. Law & Order: Hate Crimes is based on New York’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force, the second oldest bias-based task force in the U.S. The unit, which pledges to uphold a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination of any kind, words under the NYPD’s real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU’s detectives to assist in their investigations. RELATED: NBC Fall 2018 – 2019 Schedule Announced The new series is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice. Wolf commented: … [Read more...] about Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Hate Crimes Series Greenlit at NBC
NBC is expanding the Law & Order universe again. The network has given a series commitment to Law & Order: Hate Crimes, a new series from L&O creator Dick Wolf and former Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight. The initial order is for 13 episodes. More to come... … [Read more...] about New ‘Law & Order’ Series ‘Hate Crimes’ Lands 13-Episode Commitment at NBC
11 minutes ago The Law & Order franchise may consist of procedurals, but there's always room for some character development, and Special Victims Unit just cast a Scandal alum as a love interest that should give one character some extra depth in the upcoming twentieth season. George Newbern of Scandal fame is joining Law & Order: SVU in the fall, and he'll be a love interest for none other than Detective Amanda Rollins. Here's what you need to know. George Newbern will play a character by the name of Dr. Al Pollack, who is a former flame of Amanda Rollins' that turns up in her life. As a wealthy doctor with good looks and no shortage of charm, Pollack comes across as an very eligible romantic partner, but Amanda knows that he has a wandering eye that has gotten him into trouble in the past. While their relationship was "tumultuous" in earlier attempts, perhaps things will go differently if they give it one more chance. Or maybe it will be as much of a trainwreck as before. … [Read more...] about Law And Order: SVU Casts Scandal Alum As New Love Interest
6 minutes ago It's that time of year again when networks make the difficult decisions about which shows will be renewed and which will be cancelled. Some shows have already gotten bad news, but NBC just delivered some very good news for fans of four big series. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit will carry on into Season 20, and all three Chicago shows scored renewals as well. It's a good time to be a fan of Dick Wolf shows on NBC! Law and Order: SVU has reinvented itself somewhat in the second half of Season 19 following the departure of Raul Esparza as A.D.A. Rafael Barba and the arrival of Philip Winchester as replacement A.D.A. Peter Stone. The sexually based offenses are as heinous as ever and the dedicated detectives work as hard as ever, so there was no sign that SVU has been running out of steam. NBC is clearly satisfied with how SVU has performed, and SVU executive producer Michael Chernuchin should be happy. Chernuchin suggested earlier this year that the show last at … [Read more...] about Law And Order: SVU, Chicago P.D., And More Renewed By NBC