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EXCLUSIVE: Diane Neal Previews Her 'Law & Order: SVU' Reunion

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2011 9:30AM
Diane Neal Law and Order SVUDid you know Diane Neal appeared on 'Law & Order: SVU' as a different character before taking on the role of ADA Casey Novak?

Back in 2001 she infamously played a lady rapist on the series. One of the fellow perps was played by Paige Turco, her real-life friend. Their characters weren't very nice to a male stripper and things didn't turn out that well for Turco's character.

The 'Blood Brothers' episode of 'SVU' (Wed., Oct. 5, 10PM on NBC) is a reunion for Neal and Turco. However, in 'Blood Brothers' it's a whole new kind of trouble for Turco. She plays the wife of a man involved in an Arnold Schwarzenegger-esque scandal.

Find out what Neal had to say about the reunion in AOL TV's exclusive behind the scenes video!

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'Bones' Star Crosses Over to Spinoff, 'Nikita' Adds a Series Regular & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 29th 2011 6:15PM
John Francis Daley'Bones' star John Francis Daley will guest star on the show's spinoff, 'The Finder.'

According to TVLine, the 'Freaks and Geeks' veteran will play his 'Bones' character, Sweets, when the show debuts midseason.

"Who is more qualified to examine [Geoff Stults'] brain damaged paranoid finder than Sweets?" Stephen Nathan, 'Bones' executive producer, told TVLine.

Daley is expected to be one of many 'Bones' actors to guest star on the new series. David Boreanaz has signed on to direct an episode of the new show.

In other casting news ...

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'Law & Order: SVU' Boss Talks Stabler's Departure, Benson's Reaction & New Blood

by Warren Leight, posted Sep 21st 2011 1:15PM
Warren Leight is the new showrunner on 'Law & Order: SVU.' He wrote this blog post for us, in advance of tonight's Season 13 premiere, to help prepare fans for what's to come: the loss of Stabler, the introduction of two new SVU recruits and the change in Benson's attitude from confident to somewhat unsure.

After a 12-year run, Chris Meloni has chosen to leave the 'SVU' stages, which means Det. Elliot Stabler will be leaving the squad room.

All of his co-workers will feel the loss, but none more than Olivia Benson, his partner for that whole time. The SVU team will be adjusting to the end of that partnership for the first several episodes of the season.

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'Law & Order: SVU' Cast Promises 'Fresh' and 'Exciting' Season 13

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 20th 2011 12:00PM
It's no secret 'Law & Order: SVU' went through some changes between Season 12 and 13 (premieres Wed., Sept. 21, 10PM ET on NBC).

Longtime 'SVU' staple Christopher Meloni left the series and showrunner Neal Baer also said goodbye. However, the cast and crew are taking the departures in stride, welcoming new and returning faces to the fold.

Law and Order: SVU Season 13
"This year, Season 13 of 'SVU,' is a bit of a rebirth," new showrunner Warren Leight told a group of reporters on the 'SVU' set recently.

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Mariska Hargitay: I'm Open-Minded About More 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 15th 2011 4:15PM
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay said she's open-minded about sticking around for more seasons of 'Law & Order: SVU.'

When asked if Season 13 (premieres Wed., Sept. 21, 10PM ET on NBC) would be her last, Hargitay said, "I'm going into this with a completely open mind."

"What I've learned is you don't know what the future brings and everything is new," she said. "Everything is fresh."

Hargitay's longtime co-star Christopher Meloni left the show after Season 12.

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Mariska Hargitay Opens Up About Christopher Meloni Leaving 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 27th 2011 11:20AM
Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVUMariska Hargitay is just as upset as we are about Christopher Meloni's decision not to return as Det. Elliot Stabler on 'Law & Order: SVU' next season.

The actress also known as Olivia Benson told TV Line, "For the past 12 years Chris has been my partner and friend, both on screen and off. He inspired me every day with his integrity, his extraordinary talent and his commitment to the truth. I love him deeply and will miss him terribly -- I'm so excited to see what he'll do next."

We are too, Mariska. We are too.

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A Murder Victim's Daughter Starts Shooting Inside the Precinct on 'SVU' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 19th 2011 4:09AM
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'Somebody was asleep at the front desk of the police station this week on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (Wed., 10PM ET on NBC). Otherwise, how would the daughter of their murder victim have made it all the way up to the holding cells and the desks of the offices with a loaded gun?

Under the pretense of wanting to see the man who had killed her mother, Jenna was allowed up to see the detectives, and in so doing got to see him. Something seemed a little bit off, but even Det. Benson couldn't have anticipated that this sweet-looking teenage girl would erupt into anguished violence.

Then, to seal her own fate, when Det. Stabler had her so close to putting her own gun down, her mother's killer -- already shot -- had to egg her on. "You b****," he said. "I should have killed you with your mother."

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Rita Wilson Plays Mother to Young Serial Rapist on 'Law & Order: SVU' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 12th 2011 2:27AM
Rita Wilson, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'Sterling Beaumon captivated fans and earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of a young Benjamin Linus on 'Lost.' Now, he returned to television, and this time he was facing off against the detectives of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (Wed., 10PM ET on NBC).

He also got to work opposite Mrs. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, who portrayed his mother. Unlike most episodes of 'SVU,' though, the child actor wasn't playing a victim or the child of the perpetrator.

Beaumon, as Hunter, is the twisted villain of the episode. In a scene where his mother tries to convince him to come in, Hunter sees through her ruse and comes across as so cold and calculating, it's uncomfortable to watch, but at the same time impressive how well Wilson captures the overwhelmed mother, stunned to hear her child talking like this.

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John Stamos Loves Each of His 47 Children on 'Law & Order: SVU' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 5th 2011 5:31AM
John Stamos, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'John Stamos even makes being bad look good. As Ken Turner on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (Wed., 10PM ET on NBC), Stamos got to put those good looks of his to use over and over again.

While there are many women who would love to imagine having children with Stamos, they might not have liked as much what happened with Ken. The detectives even tried to embarrass him into breaking down by bringing in 20 of his children together from the New York area.

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A Child Rape Suspect Comes In to Report He Was the Victim on 'SVU' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 3rd 2011 1:35AM
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'Rape is a tricky subject in any situation, but when the alleged victim is a male it gets even trickier. 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (Wed., 9PM ET on NBC) took this one wrinkle further by having the alleged victim be the original suspected rapist. Turning the tables completely, his alleged rapist is the under-age girl he allegedly raped.

Confused? You ... well, you probably still will be after this episode of 'SVU' as the stories kept twisting and turning all the way until the final moment.

Stabler suspected something was up from the moment the man walked in. After the man said the girl raped him, he was taken to a private room to get his statement. The detectives tried to keep it professional, but male suspects are unusual enough.

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Shoreh Aghdashloo Thinks Det. Benson Will Understand Her Crimes Some Day on 'SVU' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 20th 2011 1:52AM
Shoreh Aghdashloo, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'Guest star Shoreh Aghdashloo was probably barking up the wrong tree if she thought Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson was going to be able to relate to the decisions she made. Her character, Saliyah 'Sunny' Qadri, was also a detective, but as the 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (Wed., 10PM on NBC) episode title indicated, she was 'Dirty.'

She tried to play it cool, cocky and confident until a drug-sniffing dog sniffed out the money she'd stashed in the walls of her apartment. At that point, she started confessing to everything including the killing of a friend ... and tearing open the walls to reveal drug money she'd stolen years ago.

Then, because this is TV, Benson asked her, "Was it worth it?"

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Stabler Gets Rough With a Suspected Wife Beater on 'Law & Order: SVU' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 6th 2011 1:27AM
'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'Detective Eliot Stabler is well known among fans of 'Law & Order: SVU' (Wed., 9PM on NBC) as a man who can get very passionate about his work. It's also widely understood that he could pretty easily give most of us a healthy beat-down before we even knew what was going on.

Too bad the suspect this week wasn't a fan of the show, or he'd have known better than to be smug and cocky. Suspected of beating his wife, he turned from defiant and cocky, to angry, when Stabler kept laying into him with accusations of being a wife beater.

"You got a big mouth," he finally said.

Finally, the suspect couldn't take it anymore and got angry, standing up and getting into Stabler's face. By the way, if you're trying to convince the police that you aren't a violent person and your wife isn't afraid of you, going off the deep end into a near-rage isn't helping your case.

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Going Undercover on 'Law & Order: SVU' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 22nd 2010 3:35AM
Going Undercover on 'Law & Order:  SVU'On 'Law & Order: SVU' (Wed., 10PM ET on NBC), the team goes undercover to solve a murder that took place in a slaughterhouse. But things start to go badly almost right away. First of all, the slaughterhouse is disgusting -- filled with cockroaches and rat droppings. Still, that isn't the worst part.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Five Cop Shows That Should Never Be Remade

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 2nd 2010 6:24PM
Sgt. Esterhaus on 'Hill Street Blues'It's pilot time again and this season the networks have decided to turn back the clock, specifically on old cop and crime shows, to save their sinking ratings.

For instance, NBC is bringing back the mystery series 'The Rockford Files' with Dermot Mulroney in the role that James Garner turned into a classic TV crime fighter. CBS has also ordered a remake of the procedural cop classic 'Hawaii Five-O' with Scott Caan and Jean Smart.

Normally, my gut reacts to a TV remake the same way a person who just washed his car reacts to a line of dark clouds (a lot of cursing and shaking of fists at God or some other celestial being). However, if done right, anything has the chance to be good... unless it's one of the following cop serials, which should never be touched by a TV producer ever again.

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Is Christopher Meloni Leaving 'SVU'? In a Tweet, "No"

by Gary Susman, posted Feb 8th 2010 1:15PM
Rest easy, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' fans. Despite a story published on Friday (and later yanked offline) in Australia's Courier-Mail newspaper, Christopher Meloni is not quitting his day job as Det. Elliot Stabler on 'SVU.' At least, that's what his boss says.

'SVU' executive producer Neal Baer debunked the rumor in a tweet. Asked by a fan if the story about Meloni's departure was true, Baer simply replied, "No." To another fan's similar question, he replied, "Don't believe everything you read in the papers!"

The original article purportedly quoted Meloni as saying that he'd be leaving the show at the end of the 2010-11 season to focus on theater and film, and that he felt 12 years on the show would be enough. It also purportedly quoted his TV partner Mariska Hargitay as saying she hoped Stabler doesn't get written off the show by being killed because that would devastate her character, Det. Olivia Benson.

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