Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

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Season 16 Returns


Wed, Apr 29 at 10:00 PM on NBC

Benson and Voight lead their teams in the investigation of a rape/murder case that is frighteningly similar to a case from New York a decade ago. When forced to release their main ...


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SVU's investigation of an underage "Rainbow Party" involving prep school students is interrupted when Benson's son Noah and several of the students involved in the party contract ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Olivia Benson (365 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola (343 episodes, 2000-2015)
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 Captain Donald Cragen (331 episodes, 1999-2015)
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 John Munch (325 episodes, 1999-2014)
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 Elliot Stabler (272 episodes, 1999-2011)
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 Dr. George Huang (229 episodes, 2001-2014)
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 Dr. Melinda Warner (218 episodes, 2000-2015)
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Storyline

This show delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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Trivia

Law and Order SVU's Olivia and Elliot are named for producer Dick Wolf's children. The name Olivia shows up in Benjamin Bratt's TV family (as one of Rey's daughters) then there's Dr. Olivet. See more »

Quotes

M.E. Melinda Warner: [performing an autopsy with the detectives present] No fluids present. Tests show spermicide common in condoms.
[removes an organ from the body and weighs it]
Elliot Stabler: This is fun.
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Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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Follows Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

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I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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User Reviews

Best cop show on TV
7 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is absolutely the best cop show on TV. There's less time in the court room and more with the detectives, which I enjoy. I think there needs to be more time with the detectives off the job. My favorite detective is Olivia Benson, the child of a rape who is played by Mariska Hargitay.Olivia is one of those detectives who would be really awesome if you knew her well, but you wouldn't want to get on her bad side. She is also very stubborn. She and Elliot Stabler (a family man played by Christopher Meloni) make a great team. Christopher and Mariska are great actors. I often forget that these are actors, not real people. I think Olivia should have a boyfriend. It might help her stop being so stubborn. This is just the best cop show ever to be on TV and I hope it stays on for a long time.


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