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LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT [UPDATED]
Air Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#1506) "OCTOBER SURPRISE"
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"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"

(X) "OCTOBER SURPRISE"

10/23/2013 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT THREATEN TO RUIN A NEW YORK MAYORAL CANDIDATE'S CAMPAIGN When ADA Barba's (Ra�l Esparza) childhood friend, Eddie Garcia (guest star Kirk Acevedo), is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner Alex Mu�oz (guest star Vincent Laresca) puts the campaign in jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Mu�oz himself, Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) and the SVU team wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Guest starring Annaleigh Ashford (Lindsay Anderson), Karen Olivo (Yelina Mu�oz), Josh Pais (Hank Abraham), Leslie Odom Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott) and Lester Holt (as himself).

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LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
Returns Wednesday, September 24
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/20/99 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
16 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 16th) on 5/7/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2014) NBC's long-running drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has been ordered for a 16th season. "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, Jonathan Starch and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. The current 15th season of "Law & Order: SVU" is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research, generating increases versus the prior season of +19% in adults 18-49 (2.5 vs. 2.1) and +16% or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.2 million). "SVU" has built on its lead-in this season by +27% in adults 18-49 and +31% in total viewers, contributing to a +21% increase this season versus last for NBC's regular Wednesday lineup in adults 18-49.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dann Florek as Donald Cragen
· Danny Pino as Nick Amaro (Season 13- )
· Ice-T as Odafin Tutuola (Season 2- )
· Kelli Giddish as Amanda Rollins (Season 13- )
· Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson
· Richard Belzer as John Munch
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Beach as Chester Lake (Season 9)
· B.D. Wong as George Huang (Season 4-12)
· Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler (Season 1-12)
· Diane Neal as Casey Novak (Season 5-9)
· Michaela McManus as Kim Greylek (Season 10)
· Michelle Hurd as Monique Jeffries (Season 1)
· Stephanie March as Alexandra Cabot (Season 11)
· Tamara Tunie as Melinda Warner (Season 7-12)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Arthur W. Forney as CO-EP
· Daniel Truly as CO-EP
· David Declerque as PROD/UPM
· Dawn DeNoon as CO-EP
· Dick Wolf as EP
· Dick Wolf as WRTR (Pilot)
· Gail Barringer as PROD
· Jean de Segonzac as DIR (Pilot)
· John A. Smith as CO-PROD
· Jonathan Greene as CO-EP
· Judith McCreary as CP
· Neal Baer as EP
· Peter Jankowski as EP
· Peter Leto as CO-EP
· Randy Roberts as SP
· Speed Weed as CO-PROD
· Ted Kotcheff as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Television
· Wolf Films