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It's official: Detective Olivia Benson will be back. Mariska Hargitay has closed a new deal with studio Universal Television to return to NBC's long-running procedural Law & Order: SVU, the actress announced Saturday. "Happy weekend. It's official. Season 15--i'LL Be Back!" she announced via Twitter page.   NBC renewed Law & Order: Svu in late April in anticipation that Hargitay would return. Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2013-14 Wednesday's season 14 finale left the door open for Hargitay's Benson, with the character last seen at home -- not expected to return to work for two days and being

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