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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention. Created and produced by Dick Wolf, the series premiered on NBC on September 20, 1999, as the first spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama, Law & Order. The show started its 16th season on September 24, 2014, and has aired 352 original episodes as of December 10, 2014. It is the current longest running scripted non-animated U.S. primetime TV series since the cancellation of the original Law & Order in 2010 and is the sixth longest running scripted U.S. primetime TV series.

  • also known as Law & Order: SVU
  • begun on (15 years ago)
  • 321 episodes of 60 or 45 minutes each, in 15 seasons
  • country: United States of America
  • created by Dick Wolf
  • regular cast:
  • genres: Crime Fiction, Legal, Police procedural, Legal drama, Live action, Crime, Drama
  • some of the awards:
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Tracy Pollan
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Jane Alexander
      • Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic nomination for Dick Wolf & Robert Palm
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama
      • Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay (Limitations), received by Michael R. Perry
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Martha Plimpton
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, received by Ice-T
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mare Winningham
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Marlee Matlin
      • Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Drama nomination for NBC
      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Det. Olivia Benson) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) (For episode "Fallacy")
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Drama
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, received by Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Weak) nomination for Amanda Plummer
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Weak), received by Amanda Plummer
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series) nomination for Christopher Meloni
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Drama
      • Satellite Award for Outstanding Guest Star nomination for Jerry Lewis
      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Det. Olivia Benson) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) (Alien)
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, received by Mariska Hargitay
      • Satellite Award for Outstanding Guest Star, received by Jerry Lewis
      • ALMA Award for Outstanding Script for a Television Drama or Comedy (For episode "Alien"), received by Jose Molina
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Informed) nomination for Marcia Gay Harden
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Recall) nomination for Leslie Caron
      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Det. Olivia Benson) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • TV Land Favorite Lady Gumshoe Award nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Recall), received by Leslie Caron
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series nomination for Robin Williams
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Cynthia Nixon
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star nomination for Richard Belzer
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Drama
      • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) (For episode "Sin")
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, received by Cynthia Nixon
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Swing) nomination for Ellen Burstyn
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Persona) nomination for Brenda Blethyn
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Ballerina) nomination for Carol Burnett
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star (Favorite Scene Stealing Guest Star) nomination for Robin Williams
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star nomination for Luke Perry
      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Det. Olivia Benson) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Swing), received by Ellen Burstyn
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star (Favorite Scene Stealing Guest Star), received by Robin Williams
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Bedtime) nomination for Ann-Margret
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama Actress nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Bedtime), received by Ann-Margret
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, received by Delroy Lindo
      • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Det. Olivia Benson) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Fighter (As Detective Olivia Benson) nomination for Mariska Hargitay
      • People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Drama
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series
  • official website: www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit

Miscellanea

  1. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 15: The 15th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit made its debut with a two-hour premiere episode on September 25, 2013, at 9:00 p.m., on NBC.
  2. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 16: The 16th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit debuted on September 24, 2014, at 9:00 pm on NBC.
  3. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order Special Victims Unit - Season 14: The 14th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit debuted with a two-part premiere episode on September 26, 2012, at 9:00 pm on NBC, which was the show's weekly time slot.
  4. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order Special Victims Unit - Season 13: The 13th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit debuted on NBC on September 21, 2011, and concluded on May 23, 2012. With Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: Criminal Intent having ended in May 2011 and June 2011 respectively, this season of Law & Order: SVU was broadcast without any other running U.S. Law & Order series.
  5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 12: The 12th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered in the United States on the National Broadcasting Company on September 22, 2010, and concluded on May 18, 2011. This was the first season that the show did not air alongside the original Law & Order. Episodes initially aired on Wednesdays between 9 and 10 p.m. Eastern except for the season premiere which aired from 9 to 11. After the winter hiatus, SVU returned with another two-hour showing on January 5, 2011, before the broadcast time switched to the 10 p.m. time slot the following week.
  6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 10: The 10th season of the police procedural / legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 23, 2008 and ended June 2, 2009 on NBC. It was the last season of the show to occupy the Tuesday 10:00 p.m. timeslot.
  7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 6: The sixth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 21, 2004 and ended May 24, 2005 on NBC. It aired on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. In January 2005, when the season was halfway through airing, Mariska Hargitay won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama becoming the first regular cast member of any Law & Order series to win a Golden Globe.
  8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 7: The seventh season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 20, 2005 and ended May 16, 2006 on NBC. It aired on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Critically the show's most successful season, both lead actors received nominations at the 2006 Emmy Awards with a win by Mariska Hargitay.
  9. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 11: The 11th season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered on September 23, 2009 and concluded on May 19, 2010. It was moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET for the NBC broadcast. On March 3, 2010 SVU returned to its previous time slot of 10 p.m. ET. On January 22, 2010, in the wake of the conflict between Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, NBC announced that they would order two additional episodes to fill in the gaps of the departing The Jay Leno Show.
  10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 8: The eighth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 19, 2006 and ended May 22, 2007 on NBC. The series remained in its 10:00 p.m. Tuesday timeslot. With the introduction of a new partner for Detective Stabler, early episodes of Season 8 took on a significantly different focus when compared to those of previous seasons.
  11. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 1: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an American police procedural television series, premiered on September 20, 1999 on NBC. Created by Dick Wolf, it is the first spin-off of Law & Order and follows the detectives of a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department's Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexually based offenses. SVU originally aired on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST, but it was moved to Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. after the ninth episode. Showrunner Robert Palm felt too disturbed by the subject matter and left after the season's conclusion.
  12. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 9: The ninth season of the police procedural / legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 25, 2007 and ended May 13, 2008 on NBC. It aired on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central. Mariska Hargitay, having won a Golden Globe Award in 2005, received her second Golden Globe nomination for her work in the ninth season.
  13. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5: The fifth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 23, 2003 and ended May 18, 2004 on NBC. Law & Order: SVU moved away from its Friday night slot to Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central. Casey Novak, the unit's longest serving ADA, was introduced in the fifth episode when Diane Neal joined the cast to fill the absence left by Stephanie March.
  14. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 4: The fourth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 27, 2002 and ended May 16, 2003 on NBC. This was the last season of the series to air on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central.
  15. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 3: The third season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered Friday, September 28, 2001 and ended Friday, May 17, 2002 on NBC. It occupied the Friday 10:00 p.m. timeslot once again.
  16. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit a.k.a. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 2: The second season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered October 20, 2000 and ended May 11, 2001 on NBC. The show remained in its time slot, Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 p.m. Central. As Neal Baer's first year producing the show, the second season was accompanied by drastic changes in tone. Additionally, the series began to increase its focus on trial scenes with the addition of an Assistant District Attorney for sex crimes to the cast.
  17. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a fictional universe.

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