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How is Liv handling motherhood on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? — Sarah
Well, it won’t be easy raising baby Noah since the cartel that murdered Noah’s birth mother sets their sights on killing anyone and everyone connected to the case, including Benson and her new bundle of joy. Liv will actually find help from detective-turned-beat cop Amaro, who puts himself in danger by going undercover in the hopes of making his way back to SVU.


Mariska Hargitay has been put through hell on Law & Order: SVU. As Olivia Benson, the heart of the series, she’s been shot at, stabbed, kidnapped, tortured, come thisclose to being sexually assaulted and lived to tell the tales.

As season 16 rolls up, Hargitay—who has been with the show since its start and is first to admit she never thought that 16 years later she’d still be on the beat as Benson—is even more in love with the character and her job.

“I love her more now than ever…I love her because I am challenged by her,” Hargitay told reporters on set of Law & Order: SVU. “I never know what’s going to happen. She surprises me. [Warren Leight, showrunner] surprises me. This character has evolved, which is the most exciting part of it. I feel in many ways she’s a new character because she’s gone through so much that has truly transformed her.”

Thank William Lewis, played by Pablo Schreiber, for that. “This dark thing that happened changed her, and now she’s been given this gift of light, love and possibility. It’s something that fills her so deeply and yet scares her beyond fear,” she said, referring to the character’s foster son, Noah. “They say when you’re a parent, your heart goes from inside to outside. She’s just trying to figure it out and I’ve got all these new notes to play. The show has a different tone in a way and it just feels new. After last year, which in many ways I felt like we kind of peaked and now I feel like we haven’t…”

After you kidnap, torture and then send the character through rounds of therapy, what is there to do? That’s the question Leight had to ask himself.

“You can’t kidnap her again,” he said.

“I mean, you could, but we’d get canceled!” Hargitay joked.

“You could probably get away with it for two years, but it’s too cheesy. Right? Someone’s gone through that, she did have a good therapist, portrayed by Bill Irwin, and in a way that changed her, but also brought her some closure, some understanding of why she spent her whole life rescuing girls—she was rescuing herself,” Leight said. “And she ends up putting herself back in danger and rescues another young girl and gets the Beast out of the way, but that Beast was a lifelong beast in some ways. Now she’s…”

“Evolved,” Hargitay, who will step behind the camera again to direct a midseason episode of SVU, said. And the evolution of Benson continues in season 16. Despite what some fans may feel, those who bring that character to life have welcomed it.

“Sometimes the rule in TV is people aren’t supposed to change. The Beverly Hillbillies are The Beverly Hillbillies…the sheriff is the sheriff,” Leight said. “When I came in they were like, ‘Don’t touch the formula.’ I don’t think that’s interesting for an actor. And since what you are at one age is different from what you are at the next age, if you don’t change you’re actually stuck. And stuck is not interesting.”

“On or off the screen,” Hargitay said.

Since Leight took over SVU beginning in season 13, Benson started to date, she had boyfriends, she lived with Cassidy (Dean Winters) and now she has a baby. “I think the audience wants to see her evolve. I think it’s more interesting than seeing her be the same person week in and week out,” he said.

For Hargitay, Benson’s evolution provides hope.

“Olivia’s journey in so many ways is true hope…It’s what we pursue, so if we grow, new doors open for us. Because she did, it’s the reward of the universe in many ways. She went through the fire and there was light at the end of the tunnel with new challenges, obviously, but it’s exciting to be on a new journey. And because of that, the show feels so new and the character feels so new to me,” she said. “There’s nothing old about it, it’s all new issues, it’s new challenges, it’s new relationships with each person because of what [Benson has] going on in the life, which I never had. Even with [Benson’s] boyfriend, work was first. Always first. With this life in front of [her], nothing [else] is first, yet [her] instinct is work is first, [her] instinct is ‘Justice. What do I need to do?’ [Benson’s] instinct is to get it done and yet now [she] has new instincts that are like new shoes. It’s kind of unwieldy…[it’s a] new line.”

Law & Order: SVU season 16 premieres Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on NBC.


I just found this video someone uploaded on YouTube of Mariska wishing a happy anniversary to Latin America Universal Channel. You can watch it below.

Peter Gallagher is joining the cast of Law & Order: SVU, E! News has confirmed. This is not a drill! Sandy Cohen and Olivia Benson, together for the first time!

OK, he’s not playing Sandy Cohen, but he’ll always be The O.C. patriarch to us. Gallagher is playing Deputy Chief William Dodds, described as the “charismatic” (duh, it’s Peter Gallagher) and “tough-as-nails” boss of all special vicitims units in New York City. He’s Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) boss and demands respect and hard work from the commanding officers that report to him.

“I’ve wanted to write for and work with Peter Gallagher since…forever. He’s an actor’s actor—deft with text and subtext; emotion and intellect,” executive producer Warren Leight said in a statement. “Like everyone else in our cast, he’s also a great singer. We’re all thrilled that this long into the show’s run, actors of his quality want to do an arc on SVU.”

And now with that great singer remark we’re dreaming of an SVU musical episode. Think about it. Gallagher currently stars in USA Network’s Covert Affairs. His casting was first reported by TVLine.

A change happening behind the scenes of SVU: Hargitay is now a producer on the show after 16 years of playing Olivia Benson.

Law & Order: SVU season 16 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on NBC.



In the season 16 premiere, Sergeant Benson (Hargitay) juggles work and her new role as foster mother to baby Noah Porter. Amaro (Pino), now working the traffic beat in Queens, arrests an underage prostitute with connections to Noah’s mother Ellie, who was “greenlit” by her pimp and brutally murdered. Amaro’s undercover work sets off a chain of events that puts everyone connected to the case – even baby Noah – in danger. Meanwhile, a new detective assigned to Manhattan SVU (guest star Peter Scanavino) starts off on the wrong foot. Also guest starring Lobo Sebastian (Joaquin Menendez), Manny Perez (Angel Perez), Alexa Mansour (Luna Garcia), Laura Gomez (Selena Cruz), Lenny Venito (John Gatto), Gavin-Keith Umeh (Little Tino) and Bronwyn Reed (Lucy).

Mariska, Debra Messing & Sophia Bush are hosting a #WomenCrushWednesdays SVU marathon on USA on September 7th. I uploaded the commercial below. It was recorded on my phone so the quality is not that great 🙂

SVU Season 16 Spoilers
September 2, 2014

SVU‘s new Season 16 recruit, Detective Carisi (Peter Scanavino), “fits into the group like a plaid jacket in a sea of tuxedos,” showrunner Warren Leight tells TVLine. The new Acting Commander, he will become a “project” for Olivia, as she will “strive to make the others accept him.” But Olivia will also be taking it easy a bit this season, and you have baby Noah to thank for that. “Last year, she took enormous risks in her pursuit of William Lewis; from now on, she’s aware there’s an infant at home entirely dependent on her.” Speaking of William Lewis, Leight says Olivia won’t have to stare down as many of her demons this season, though her new home situation will pose “a different kind of harrowing challenge.” Amaro will also face family problems, as he’ll have to deal with a “long-distance separation from his daughter. … It’s SVU. Nothing ever comes easily.”

BONUS SPOILER | Leight says “we hope to meet Rollins’ mother” in Season 16, adding that she’ll “prove to be a real piece of work.”

RETURN DATE | Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c (NBC)


It’s never easy being the new guy on the team — a fact Peter Scanavino‘s character will learn the hard way when Law & Order: SVU returns next month.

TVLine has an exclusive first look at the NBC procedural’s Season 16 squad, which includes guest star Scanavino (Person of Interest, The Blacklist) as Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., newly assigned to Manhattan SVU after a few months working in other boroughs’ special victims units. Olivia will reluctantly take him under her wing and help him learn the ropes.

Detective Carisi is introduced on the season premiere, which also finds Olivia juggling work with her new life as a foster mother to Noah. Things become especially harrowing when Detective Amaro’s undercover work involves people connected to Noah’s mother, putting Olivia’s new baby in danger.

Law & Order: SVU returns Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 9/8c on NBC.

SVU fans, check out our first look group shot here, then drop a comment with your hopes for Season 16.


Teri Polo is staying busy during her downtime from The Fosters.

The star of the ABC Family drama, which wraps its summer run on Monday at 9/8c, is set to guest-star opposite Mike Hammer‘s Stacy Keach on Law & Order: SVU this fall, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Polo will play Cordelia, the lawyer daughter of Orion Bauer (Keach), the esteemed owner of a family-run sportswear empire. The Bauers’ lives and livelihood are turned upside-down when the face of their best-selling clothing line is charged with serial rape. NYPD Blue alum Henry Simmons will also appear as Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins, the basketball star at the center of the controversy, and TV vet Sandy Duncan (The Hogan Family) will portray the judge presiding over the rape case.

The episode, titled “American Disgrace,” is set to air on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 9/8c on NBC.

Also known for her roles on The West Wing and Meet the Parents, Polo guest-starred on SVU back in 2008 as a different character. She also recurred on the short-lived Law & Order: LA. Keach, who previously worked with SVU showrunner Warren Leight on Lights Out, most recently appeared on Enlisted.

Law & Order: SVU‘s new season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9/8c on NBC.


SVU Season 16 Promo
August 16, 2014

The promo for the premiere aired during tonight’s SVU Rerun. Someone uploaded it on YouTube so you can watch it below. The wait is not too much longer now!

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