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"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
11/20/2013 (09:00PM - 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE ROLLINS (KELLI GIDDISH) FINDS HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A HE-SAID SHE-SAID RAPE CASE
Detective Amanda Rollins (Giddish) helps her friend Lena Olson (Amy Seimetz) press charges against her lover when she accuses him of rape. But Lena's history with the suspect and her proclivity for rough sex makes the he-said she-said investigation too difficult to pursue. When the case escalates to murder, a dangerous love triangle is discovered and Rollins is forced to confess her private life on the stand. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Ra�l Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner), Thomas Sadoski (Nate Davis), Nia Vardalos (Minonna Efron), Jennifer Restivo (Melissa Blume), Geoffrey Cantor (Gene Fierstein) and Mel Harris (Eileen Switzer).
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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.