Michael S. Chernuchin told The Hollywood Reporter that this season of SVU would involve more ripped-from-the-headlines plots focusing on current events such as the Charlottesville riots.
It's just the state of the world today with everybody," he said. THR 's Kate Stanhope also asked Chernuchin about the pulled episode "Unstoppable" from the previous seasonasking him if he was hesitant about diving into politics. Chernuchin replied, "I'm not going to choose a side. I won't choose a side. I'm going to present both political views and let the audience decide which one is right.
My goal, and I told the writers on this on the first day of our writers' room, is at the end of every episode, I want half the audience to throw their shoes at the television and the other half to stand up and cheer.
Chernuchin told THR that another episode would be based on the Charlie Gard case, an infant in England who was born with a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive brain damage and muscle failure. Other episodes were alluded to as "[ SVU's ] answer to 13 Reasons Why — and an airplane episode covering "all the turmoil on airplanes these days. Some of them are big, famous headlines and some of them are smaller headlines.
He also mentioned there's a possibility of romance for Benson: "There might be, she's not looking for it, but it might happen. NewsKelli Giddish Det. Amanda Rollins says a change in Benson and Rollins' relationship dynamic is coming. An episode based on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations aired on January 17, The entire main cast from the previous season returned.
In Augustit was announced that Philip Winchester would reprise his role as Assistant State's Attorney Peter Stone from Chicago Justiceappearing around the midpoint of the season. What he's going to be doing, too, is basically bringing all of the franchises into one. I had explored a lot of what I thought Barba was about. I just felt it was time to move on. A, guest starring in Esparza's final episode before joining the main cast in the fourteenth episode. On August 11,it was announced by The Hollywood Reporter that actress Brooke Shields would play a 'major' recurring role throughout the course of the season.
What's so amazing about the show is that the characters are so rich and layered, and they're just filtering me through it. Her story arc finished in January when Sheila abducted Noah in a cliffhanger episode, before being caught by Benson and the squad and arrested. On August 18, Entertainment Weekly released a sneak peek of the script of SVU's season 19 premiere episode and announced that Will Chase would be guest starring as Byron Marks, an accused rapist who turned fugitive when he fled to Cuba six years prior, he had establish a new life there with his wife Elana Marks played by Mariela Garriga and their littler daughter.
He is caught by Fin Ice T in the premiere's opening scenes.A Chicago crime resembles a decade-old New York City case, so police from Chicago arrive and team up with the squad to track down a suspect they had to release earlier. Next Episode Previous Episode. Who was the Episode MVP? Watch Online Hulu Subs Episode Discussion. Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions. See All Videos. Season 16 Episodes See All. Contributors Become a contributor.
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Danny Pino. Kelli Giddish. Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola. Peter Scanavino. Dominick 'Sonny' Carisi, Jr. Raul Esparza. Mary Bacon. Jacqueline Hendy.TV Schedule. Sign In. S16, Ep1. Error: please try again. Sergeant Benson juggles work and her new role as foster mother to baby Noah Porter. Amaro, 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 starts off on the wrong foot. S16, Ep2. A basketball legend is accused of raping multiple women, but exactly what role did the powerful CEO of the sports apparel company who had a contract with him play in the situation?
S16, Ep3. While investigating the erratic behavior of a former teen actress, SVU discovers that she may have been the victim of sexual abuse by her former producer. S16, Ep4. A lovelorn, socially awkward young man begins to exact revenge on the the women he believes has wronged him in his life, and his actions soon escalate to murder.
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Two college students are accused of raping a classmate who had appeared in a series of violent online pornographic videos. S16, Ep6. One young girl is attacked and two older girls are missing after they go out into Central Park in search a strange creature known as "Glasgowman. S16, Ep7. S16, Ep8. A retired professional football star is captured on surveillance video knocking out his longtime girlfriend, but the victim is reluctant to leave his side.
S16, Ep9. SVU is dealing with a serial rapist whose specific pattern connects him to several other rapes across the country, but connecting the dots becomes a jurisdictional and logistical nightmare. S16, Ep Rollins must confront the ghosts of her past when the police chief who raped her when she worked in Atlanta is now accused of attacking another female employee.
An actor is suspected of raping a year-old girl, but are he and his agent trying to spin it into a publicity stunt for his new movie? And why is a tabloid journalist keeping the NYPD from discovering the truth? Detective Amaro is put in a uncomfortable situation when his estranged, abusive father is accused of striking his bride the night before their wedding.
A confused and drugged rape victim accuses the wrong man, which leads to his death at the hands of her father. However, the search for the real culprit leads to a shocking result.
A female video game developer is harassed and threatened by a group of misogynistic cyber terrorists. SVU helps a desperate mother who went undercover as a madam to find her daughter, who was kidnapped by sex slave traffickers. The two daughters of an elderly writer suffering from dementia accuse his current wife of abusing him by giving erectile dysfunction pills to produce a new heir, and the case only becomes more complicated after he dies.
SVU investigates after a news story reveals that an unidentified Hudson University coed was gang raped by a four fraternity brothers.
But once the accuser finally steps forward and tells her story, everything begins to unravel. 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 Measles.
A woman who accused her father of raping her when she was six now says the accusations were false.The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N. For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. Get the IMDb app. Pop star Taylor Swift is such a fan of this show that she named her pet cat "Olivia Benson" in tribute to the lead character.
John Munch : Not to mention the fact that I lost a wife after less than one night of connubial bliss to someone who was not only a detective but a member of my own squad.
In multiple episodes, Elliot pronounces his own last name as 'Stah-bler' instead of 'Stay-bler'. In others, he pronounces it as 'Stay-bler'. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. Odaat's Best Costume? And More Qs. We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure.
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Sign In. Added to Watchlist. Critic Reviews. Dann Florek. Richard Belzer. Christopher Meloni. Detective Elliot Stabler. BD Wong. Tamara Tunie. Kelli Giddish. Facebook Twitter E-mail. Awards Won 1 Golden Globe. Such was the continued popularity of the series that creator Dick Wolf saw a market for a spin-off, and was obviously glad to oblige.
Of course, the show had a little problem finding its feet at first. This is only natural, even for a series spun off from a successful formula. The segment dealing with the trials of suspects was dispensed with, emphasising for the most part the efforts of the detectives to bring victims a sense of justice. As the series progressed, work with a District Attorney began to find its way into the plots, but in a manner more complementary to the work of the detectives.
As in any series, the key ingredient is finding sympathetic leads that the audience can relate to. Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni play so well off one another that it is certainly going to make life difficult for the unlucky actors who get to replace them.
Another side benefit of the reduction in emphasis on the legal dealings is that we get to see more of the personal lives of the detectives, without them necessarily having to be worked into the plot. Every now and again, insight into the impact the job has on Stabler's family life in particular is offered, and it works wonderfully.
The fundamental weakness in Special Victims Unit to date has been the supporting cast. Richard Belzer's schtick can get tiring, but adds the ironic comic touch delivered so brilliantly by Orbach in the original serieswhich Meloni seems incapable of delivering. One has to wonder, however, whose bright idea it was to cast Ice-T as a replacement for one of the early detectives, as no matter how hard he tries to sound the part, one cannot believe him as a detective.
Especially not one in this particular squad.The team is called in to investigate when an up-and-coming singer is beaten by her hip-hop star boyfriend, but find it increasingly difficult to protect her when she forgives him and allows him back into her life.
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Richard Belzer. Danny Pino. Kelli Giddish. Jeffrey Tambor. Dave Navarro. Perez Hilton. Raul Esparza. Karen Tsen Lee.Executive producer Warren Leight revealed that the sixteenth season will follow the events of the previous season finale, with Detective Nick Amaro Danny Pino "sent to the bowels of Queens to do traffic stops".
Detective Carisi is "going to come in [to SVU] and shake things up Scanavino previously appeared in the season fourteen episode "Monster's Legacy" as another character.
Polo previously appeared in the season ten episode "Confession" as another character. Exley represents Tensley portrayed by Stevie Lynn Jonesa young Hollywood celebrity in conflict with the law.
Brian d'Arcy James stars as the top-level producer who gave Tensley a score. Dana Wheeler-Nicholson also guest stars as Tensley's mother. Buchanan represents a student accused of raping a pornstar. Buchanan may have a difficult case but there are certain elements that play in his and his clients favor.
He makes a further appearance in "Forgiving Rollins" and "Devastating Story". Chicago P. Jay Halsteadand Jason Beghe Sgt. Specifically, they are involved in a joint case involving child sex internet ring. BurgessBrian Geraghty Ofc. Roman and Stella Maeve Nadia Decotisalso took part in the second crossover event between the three shows "Daydream Believer".
Peter Hermann also guest starred in this episode as defense attorney Trevor Langan. Walker portrays Reese Taymor, a detective from Atlanta who attends a law enforcement conference in New York, with Patton and accuses the latter of rape. The episode also featured the second appearance of Tony winner Nikki M. James as a detective. James previously appeared as a Operator in the episode "Father Dearest". Tamara Tunie returned after a long absence as Dr. Melinda Warner in the February 18 episode "Undercover Mother", alongside Donal Logue as lieutenant Declan Murphy after his five episode arc last season.
Tunie later appeared in "Daydream Believer".
In "December Solstice", Marcia Cross portrays Charmaine Briggs, the sixth wife of celebrity author Walter Briggs played by Robert Vaughnwho is accused of sexually abusing her husband, by their step-daughters. This episode marks Cross' first television appearance since the finale of Desperate Housewivesof which she was part of the cast from to Ellis tried and set a jailed-father accused of raping his daughter, free, after she recants her testimony against him.
Cragen, previously a main character, who served as Captain of SVU from until the fifteenth season, assists Benson in re-opening the case and gathering evidence. Amaro reports to the scene of a car crash where Hollywood starlet Tensley Evans Stevie Lynn Jones tries to flirt her way out of trouble. Amaro's by-the-book handling allows for him to be transferred back to the SVU team, just in time to investigate Evans for the statutory rape of a year-old boy.
As Barba pushes forward with her trial for rape, Benson begins to suspect underlying issues that led to Evans' actions, which leads the squad to a producer Brian d'Arcy James who has a troubling history. Holden March John Karnaa lovelorn, socially awkward young man, begins to exact revenge on the women he believes have wronged him, which soon escalates to murder. When Detectives Amaro and Rollins find Holden with hostages at a local school, they soon find out how dangerous a desperate man can be.
Evie Barnes Hannah Marks answers a modeling ad hoping to make money for college tuition, but it quickly turns into pornography. When college students discover her double life, they force themselves on Evie at a party, resulting in their arrest for rape. Although she is not the one on trial, Benson and Barba fight to prove her innocence in the courtroom. When a babysitter's ghost stories lead to two girls going missing and another severely injured, Benson and the SVU detectives work to locate a suspect and decipher fact from fiction.
Detective Tutuola discovers security camera footage of a domestic dispute between a famous sportscaster Chad Coleman and his girlfriend Meagan Good. While Fin and Benson dive into the couple's life, Barba tries to convince the woman to press charges.
Video game developer Raina Punjabi Mouzam Makkar ignores warnings from online predators as the release date of her game arrives.
When a female employee is soon assaulted at a game convention, the detectives ask Punjabi to halt the game's release.Rollins' sister stirs up trouble and a possible SVU investigation when she reports a doctor who trades prescription painkillers for sex.
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