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"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
11/13/2013 (09:00PM - 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : THE SVU INVESTIGATES THE BRUTAL GANG RAPE OF A MILITARY OFFICER
Junior officer Amelia Albers (guest star Shiri Appleby) is arrested for DUI while on leave in New York City, but her ripped clothes and injuries lead the police to call Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help. When a group of soldiers from her unit are named as suspects in her rape, Amelia refuses to cooperate with the SVU for fear of damage to her reputation in the military. When her commanding officer (guest star Terry Serpico) also hinders the investigation, Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) asks his ex-wife (guest star Laura Benanti) to dig up information on the case, and learns the grim reality that every female officer faces. Also starring Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Ra�l Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring John Getz (Admiral Vincent Albers), Will Janowitz (Scott Graver), Aaron Dean Eisenberg (Matthew Wooten), Phillip James Brannon (Zeke Lipitt) and Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan).
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's 17th) on 2/5/15
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, February 2015) NBC has announced it's renewing dramas "The Blacklist" (season 3), "Chicago Fire" (season 4), "Chicago P.D." (season 3), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (season 17) and "Grimm" (season 5) for the 2015-16 season. The longest-running drama on television set to enter its 17th season in the fall, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in 18-49 and 9.5 million viewers. That matches the show's highest 18-49 rating at this point in the season in four years (since earning a 2.8 in 2010-11). In total viewers, "Law & Order: SVU" is up +10% this season versus last (9.5 million vs. 8.7 million), and is delivering its biggest overall audience at this point in the season in six years (since averaging 10.5 million in 2008-09). Also from Universal Television and Wolf Films, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," 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. The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay as Sgt, Olivia Benson, acting commander of the SVU. Also starring are Ice-T, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Raúl Esparza and Peter Scanavino.