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"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
06/13/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) CALLS ON BAYARD ELLIS (GUEST STAR ANDRE BRAUGHER) FOR LEGAL HELP WHEN HER ESTRANGED BROTHER (GUEST STAR MICHAEL WESTON) GETS CAUGHT IN A CHILD CUSTODY BATTLE.
Detective Benson's (Hargitay) half-brother Simon Marsden (guest star Weston) turns up in New York after a five year absence, and asks for help - Child Services is threatening to take his children away from him. She asks defense attorney Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher) to represent her brother, but the seemingly simple case turns into a disaster for Ellis and his client. Meanwhile, a homeless couple finds a newborn baby abandoned near a hospital, and Detectives Fin (Ice-T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) follow the evidence to a shocking discovery. Also starring: Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), 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.