Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series 1999– ) Poster


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St. Elsewhere (1982) (TV Series)
Law & Order (1990) (TV Series)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) (TV Series)
New York Undercover (1994) (TV Series)
Exiled (1998) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV Movie)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) (TV Series)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) (TV Series)
Conviction (2006) (TV Series)
Law & Order: LA (2010) (TV Series)
Chicago Fire (2012) (TV Series)

Version of 

Spun-off from 

Law & Order (1990) (TV Series)


Conviction (2006) (TV Series)
"Conviction" is about Alex Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" leading a group of district attorneys.
Zakon & poryadok: Otdel operativnykh rassledovaniy (2007) (TV Series)
International version of series.

Referenced in 

Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV Movie)
The character of Det. Munch was a regular on this show at the time. Munch also explains how he ended up on L&O.
Law & Order: Entitled: Part 2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Elliot Stabler, Olivia Benson, John Munch and Donald Cragen are guest characters in a two-part crossover with "Law & Order" that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Entitled: Part 1 (2000).
Law & Order: Fools for Love (2000) (TV Episode)
Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson are guest characters.
The Beat: They Say It's Your Birthday (2000) (TV Episode)
Det. John Munch appears
Saturday Night Live: Seann William Scott/Sum41 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Law & Order: Parking Violations Unit
SVU: The Beginning (2003) (Video)
Discusses creation and 1st year of series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Police Sketch: Dann Florek (2004) (Video)
Florek discusses his work on the series.
Neighbours: Keeping Mum (2004) (TV Episode)
Stingray mentions he got an idea from this show to search for clues
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Green Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced Extreme makeover home edition
Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Skeleton (2005) (TV Episode)
SVU's Munch appears in this episode, and his own unit is mentioned.
Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Elliot Stabler, Olivia Benson, Casey Novak and Melinda Warner are guest characters in a two-part crossover with "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Night (2005).
Law & Order: Flaw (2005) (TV Episode)
Benson and Tutuola help the 27th deal with mother-daughter con artists who slipped through the system in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Design (2005).
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005) (TV Special)
title mentioned in passing
Arrested Development: Exit Strategy (2006) (TV Episode)
Det. Munch appears.
The TV Set (2006)
seen on TV schedule
Stephanie March: 'Conviction' (2006) (Video)
March mentions her departure from that series.
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Series is mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Jake Gyllenhaal/The Shins (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced in "Law & Order" Master Class
30 Rock: SeinfeldVision (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown of this show in "Seinfeld-Vision"
Nip/Tuck: Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) (TV Episode)
comment that Mariska Hargitay won a TV award
Nip/Tuck: Candy Richards (2008) (TV Episode)
Candy Richards says she had a role on both Law & Order SVU and Law & Order Trial by Jury
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Carrie Underwood (2008) (TV Episode)
Promo shown for 'The Apprentice Special Victims Unit'
The Love Guru (2008)
After Pitka makes the 'Mariska Hargitay' greeting, she herself actually receives it. He then presents Mariska with a "Law and Order" themed ashram miniature.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Flight of the Conchords: Tough Brets (2009) (TV Episode)
Dave says Mos Def is on "Law & Order: SUV."
Psych: He Dead (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn and Gus discuss a series of "Law & Order" D.A.s, including Angie Harmon and Mariska Hargitay.
Robot Chicken: President Hu Forbids It (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by one of the NBC executives
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says that "Law & Order" was on preceding his show tonight ("Special Victims Unit" was the specific edition shown)
Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Christopher Meloni's introduction
Scrubs: Our New Girl-Bro (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) (TV Episode)
Category entitled "Law & Order SUV"
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Law & Order: Boy on Fire (2010) (TV Episode)
Anita refers to the Special Victims Unit and, obliquely, to Olivia Benson.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.61 (2010) (TV Episode)
Kathy Griffin mentions that she did a guest role on the show
Luther: Episode #1.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
DCI Luther asks for a suspects details to be sent to Detective Munch at New York Police's Special Victim's Unit.
Entourage: Dramedy (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Drama as "SVU"
The Client List (2010) (TV Movie)
On Samantha's first day on her new job, the women talk about the show, how much they like Mariska Hargetay and how they can tell, that her breasts are "real".
Gossip Girl: The Undergraduates (2010) (TV Episode)
Blair mentions "Law & Order: SVU"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.13 (2010) (TV Episode)
the show's logo is seen before people flip the channel from NBC to Fox
Conan: Zeus Was Framed (2010) (TV Episode)
Sarah Silverman mentions this show
Tosh.0: Bed Intruder (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
30 Rock: Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says his telethon got NBC's best ratings since an episode of the show where the detectives watched "American Idol"
30 Rock: ¡Qué Sorpresa! (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack tunes to an episode of the show on his voice-activated remote control television
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/Linkin Park (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ice-T (Fred Armisen) in the "Celebrity Teen Crisis Center" segment
CSI: NY: Do or Die (2011) (TV Episode)
Mac mentions the NYPD sex crimes unit
Conan: Quoth the Raven, 'No Comment' (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions it while introduing Ice-T, mispronounces it as Law & Order SUV
Modern Family: Phil on Wire (2011) (TV Episode)
"Law and Order: Special Parking Unit"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says that "Texas Killing Fields" is not that different from an arty episode of the show
After Lately: Heather's Hickey (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions the show Law & Order and actors Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Richard Belzer.
Conan: Mr. Gorbachev, Put Up Some Drapes! (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by John Mulaney during stand up
Saturday Night Live: Zooey Deschanel/Karmin (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
30 Rock: Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky (2012) (TV Episode)
Kenneth is assigned to review a script for the show for offensive content
Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Gotye (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Piers Morgan Tonight" segment
Atop the Fourth Wall: Daredevil vs. Vapora #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Why bother having an episode of Law & Order: Daredevil Unit..."
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
"...as soon as it turned into Law & Order: Avengers Unit..."
Happily Divorced: Cesar's Wife (2012) (TV Episode)
Cesar says that Teresa "dozes off after 'Law & Order: SUV'."
The Mindy Project: Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Mindy while in jail
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Rivers.
DVD-R Hell: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentions that Lincoln is played by the same actor who plays Capt. Krager.
Teenape Vs. The Monster Nazi Apocalypse (2012) (Video)
The opening sequence is like the one in law and order
30 Rock: Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013) (TV Episode)
Jenna is hired to play a role on the show
Saturday Night Live: Lady Gaga (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Cecily on Weekend Update
Awkward.: Karmic Relief (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Celebrity Family Feud" sketch
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth MacFarlane/Thandie Newton/Rascal Flatts (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Ice-T
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.117 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions the show by name.
Chicago Fire: Nobody Touches Anything (2014) (TV Episode)
Lindsay calls SVU about her brother being in one of the child pornography pictures in a crossover with Chicago Fire (2012) and Chicago P.D. (2014) that continues on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Chicago Crossover (2014).
Tosh.0: Gay Restaurant (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Drew Barrymore/Peter and Bobby Farrelly/Johnny Marr (2014) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy mentions the crossover episode between this series and "Chicago Fire"
Chicago P.D.: They'll Have to Go Through Me (2014) (TV Episode)
Benson, Amaro and Rollins come to Chicago to help the Intelligence Unit take down a pedophile ring in a crossover with Chicago Fire (2012) and Chicago P.D. (2014) that begins on Chicago Fire: Nobody Touches Anything (2014) and continues on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Chicago Crossover (2014).
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Andrew Rannells/Lupe Fiasco (2015) (TV Episode)
Ice-T talks about his series, and Andrew Rannells notes his many failed auditions for roles including a kiddie porn director
Superfast! (2015)
Referenced by Curtis
DVD-R Hell: Tequila and Bonetti: Street Dogs (2015) (TV Episode)
"...is the cross between Look Who's Talking Now, Turner & Hooch, and Law and Order: SVU that was desperately needed."
Chicago Fire: We Called Her Jellybean (2015) (TV Episode)
Sgt. Benson comes to Chicago to help the police investigate a case of rape and attempted murder in a crossover with Chicago Fire (2012) and Chicago P.D. (2014) that continues on Chicago P.D.: The Number of Rats (2015) and concludes on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Daydream Believer (2015).
Chicago P.D.: The Number of Rats (2015) (TV Episode)
Special Victims Unit helps Intelligence investigate an unsolved rape/murder case in a crossover with Chicago Fire (2012) and Chicago P.D. (2014) that begins on Chicago Fire: We Called Her Jellybean (2015) and concludes on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Daydream Believer (2015).
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Deceased Documentarian (2015) (TV Episode)
Laura talks about wannabe PIs watching a couple of SVU's and then think they're experts
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amy Schumer/Pablo Schreiber/Anderson East (2015) (TV Episode)
Pablo Schreiber mentions his role as a serial rapist on the series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Bella Thorne/Ms. Lauryn Hill (2015) (TV Episode)
Ice-T mentions being on the series for 17 years
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Viola Davis/Allison Tolman/The Scottos/Emily Armstrong (2015) (TV Episode)
Fake clip in the Hidden Credits segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell/Alicia Vikander/Twenty One Pilots (2015) (TV Episode)
Will Ferrell gives Jimmy the season eight box set as a gift for his one-year-old daughter
Chicago P.D.: The Song of Gregory William Yates (2016) (TV Episode)
Olivia Benson and Odafin Tutuola come to Chicago in a crossover that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Nationwide Manhunt (2016).

Featured in 

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
TV Land Confidential: Locations (2007) (TV Episode)
30 Rock: SeinfeldVision (2007) (TV Episode)
one of the shows Jerry Seinfeld is digitally inserted into
The Hour: Episode #7.104 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Adam Beach's bio segment.
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Movie)
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is the #1 Best Cop or Legal Show.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips of the show when discussing what was voted #1 Best Cop/Legal TV Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.30 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip from the show starring Mariska Hargitay is shown
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.20 (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip of the show featuring guest Mariska Hargitay is shown.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) (TV Episode)
Kimmy watches it on TV.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bruce Willis/Sienna Miller/Børns (2015) (TV Episode)
Altered clip depicting graffiti in jail cell
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Sex (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip shown

Spoofed in 

Sesame Street: Episode #37.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
"Special Letters Unit" segment shows detectives searching for the missing letter M.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Law & Order: Tonight" depicts NBC turning the cop show into a talk show format
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Criminal Justice (2010) (TV Episode)
Besides having intermid scenes played out like in your typical L&O series, Penn holds a sign reading "Penn & Teller: Bullshit Unit" (same style and font as the 'Law & Order: SVU' logo) at the camera while Teller plays its theme song.
Community: Basic Lupine Urology (2012) (TV Episode)
The first lines by the narrator spoofs SVU's opening.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Matthew McConaughey/Charles Barkley/Lyle Lovett (2014) (TV Episode)
the show's opening credits are altered to show Justin Bieber under the title "Law and Order: Special Douchebag Unit"

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