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"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
01/14/2012 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Saturday) : WHEN AN EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED MAN CLAIMS HE WITNESSED A RAPE, THE SVU MUST DISCOVER WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS IMAGINARY WHEN THE ALLEGED VICTIM (GUEST STAR NATASHA LYONNE) TURNS OUT TO BE A PATIENT IN A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL. CARRIE PRESTON ALSO GUEST STARS.
A man in custody at a mental hospital claims to have witnessed a rape in a break room. Despite the witness' shaky credibility the SVU begins an investigation, but the alleged victim, Gia Eskas (guest star Lyonne), denies being assaulted. Detectives Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) struggle to piece together what really happened to this young woman, especially when her aunt (guest star Preston) and mother say Gia has been repeatedly institutionalized, and has cried rape in the past. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch) and Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro).
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's 15th of 22 episodes) on 4/26/13
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, April 2013) NBC has announced the renewal of five key drama series for the 2013-14 season: "Revolution," "Chicago Fire," "Parenthood," "Grimm" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." All have been given 22-episode orders. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will enter its 15th season for NBC. The series chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer. Warren Leight, Julie Martin and Peter Jankowski are also executive producers. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" originals this season have improved the time period versus year-ago results by 70 percent in adults 18-49 ("live plus same day") and are building on the time slot's lead-in by 31 percent in 18-49 and 70 percent in total viewers.