Mariska Hargitay & Warren Leight: 15-Seasons In And Excited

Mariska Hargitay & Warren Leight: 15-Seasons In And Excited

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There's going to be a big change this season on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit."  And that change, says star Mariska Hargitay, will be in the character she plays, Detective Olivia Benson.  But she's been changed for the good despite, and in some ways because of, the horrible things that happen to her.

Season 14 ended with Olivia being held at gunpoint by rapist and murderer William Lewis.  And for months, viewers have been left in the dark about her fate the fate of America's favorite detective.  Will she be saved?  We'll find out soon, but not before Hargitay's character is put through the wringer.

"It was the hardest thing I've ever done, without a doubt," Hargitay told The Huffington Post at the "SVU" Season 15 premiere party. "Hardest thing I've ever done."

Mariska and "SVU" producer Warren Leight join Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About "Law and Order: SVU"

  • Is an American police procedural crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced.
  • In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention.
  • Created and produced by Dick Wolf, the series premiered on NBC on September 20, 1999 as the first spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama, Law & Order. The show started its 14th season on September 26, 2012 and has aired 319 original episodes as of May 22, 2013.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been nominated for and won numerous awards, including the 2006 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Hargitay, the first Emmy to be received by a regular on any Law & Order series.
  • On April 26, 2013, NBC renewed Law and Order: Special Victims Unit for a 15th season, which is scheduled to have 22 episodes.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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