Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Law & Order: SVU News Roundup

Lot's of news coming out of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit camp the last few days. First off, what most already know, the show's stars, Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay, will be returning for the 11th season. Apparently negotions were long, tough, and drawn out.

Word was out near a month ago that Stephanie March will returning as ADA Cabot but we've now learned she'll fill the spot only for 10 episodes. Preceeding her run will be a four episode arc by TV-vet Christine Lahti. No word yet on who will fill the remaining nine episodes but TV Guide seems to think they plan on casting a male for the part - a complete departure from the show's usual young hot female ADA's.

For awhile now, Law & Order: Special Victim Unit has been well known for it's guest stars. In the past Cynthia Nixon, Martha Plimpton and Leslie Caron have all won awards for their guest roles while Robin Williams and Marcia Gay Hardon were also nominated. Last season, SVU's tenth, saw guest stars ranging from Ellen Burstyn and Cicely Tyson to Hillary Duff, Luke Perry and Sarah Gilbert...Among many many others.

Word came today that Prison Break's Wentworth Miller will be the first guest star of the year, playing a cop that saves a rape victim. Buddy TV is guessing, and they're probably right, that the character won't be a one-sided good guy cop.

For lot's of guest star teasing, check out L&O:SVU executive producer Neal Baer's Twitter feed. He's promising an Emmy winner for episode two and an Oscar winner for episode three.

The 11th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit kicks off with Miller on Wednesday September 23rd at 9pm.

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