11/19/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : SERGEANT BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) TRIES TO HELP A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM WHO STANDS BY HER MAN
Detective Tutuola (Ice-T) comes across leaked security footage of a violent domestic dispute in a parking garage, showing sportscaster A.J. Martin (guest star Chad Coleman) hit his girlfriend Paula (guest star Meagan Good). While Fin and Benson (Hargitay) investigate the couple’s lifestyle and history, Paula pushes back to keep her relationship and family intact. Benson turns to ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) for help to convince Paula that her world doesn’t have to revolve around A.J. Meanwhile, the case has an interesting effect on Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Amaro’s (Danny Pino) relationship. Also guest starring Elizabeth Marvel (Counselor Rita Calhoun), Jefferson Mays (M.E. Rudnick), Leslie Odom Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), David Dinkins (Judge Chet Baker) and Hoda Kotb (as herself).
I just came across this interview from earlier this month at Paleyfest. You can watch the interview below.
SVU- Chicago Crossover
11/12/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : THE CHICAGO P.D. JOINS FORCES WITH MANHATTAN SVU TO UNCOVER THE ROOTS OF A CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SITE. GUEST STARRING “CHICAGO P.D.” STARS JASON BEGHE, SOPHIA BUSH AND JESSE LEE SOFFER
Sergeant Hank Voight (Beghe) and Detectives Erin Lindsay (Bush) and Jay Halstead (Soffer) track a child pornography victim to his last-known whereabouts in New York City, where Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the SVU squad get a new lead – evidence of a livestreamed pornography “club” that caters to its subscriber’s shocking requests. When Lindsay discovers someone from her past is involved, she hopes it will help lead them to the site’s ringleader, but tensions between Voight and Benson could threaten the case. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Lou Taylor Pucci (Teddy Courtney), Isabel Shill (Jocelyn Cerpaski), Mark H. Dold (Bob Clinton), Danny Mastrogiorgio (George Turner), Frank Deal (FBI Agent O’Connell) and Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Lina Bagley).
CHICAGO PD- They’ll Have to Go Through Me
11/12/2014 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : SVU DETECTIVES TRAVEL TO CHICAGO TO HELP INTELLIGENCE TAKE DOWN A PEDOPHILIA RING AT ITS SOURCE.
The final part of the crossover event finds our intelligence unit joined by detectives from New York’s special victims unit to help solve the pedophile ring case. Ruzek (Patrick Flueger) and Det. Amaro (guest star Danny Pino) along with Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Antonio (Jon Seda) continue to hunt for the link to foster care and child trafficking. Meanwhile Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Roman (Brian Geraghty) try to find the shooter from the hospital after using surveillance footage to identify him. Platt (Amy Morton) shows her deep respect for police and the dangerous work they do by honoring their fallen brother. Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Elias Koteas and LaRoyce Hawkins also star. Guest starring Charlie Barnett, Kara Killmer, Kelli Giddish, Markie Post and Mariska Hargitay.
Taylor Swift may have seven Grammys and 15 American Music Awards to her name, but when it comes to TV, she’s just like Us: She often can’t resist a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon. In fact, Swift’s passion for the sex crimes drama starring Mariska Hargitay is so strong that she named her cat after Hargitay’s fan favorite character, Olivia Benson.
To celebrate Swift’s new furry friend — whom the singer introduced via Instagram in June 2014 — Hargitay, 50, gifted the singer with an engraved collar in the shape of a heart.
In September, Hargitay posted an Instagram snap of herself wearing the white collar she had engraved with Swift’s pet’s name, and attached a slew of clever hashtags to the note, including “#MeowliviaBenson” “#PurrfectName” “ThisCollarNeedsACat” and “OliviaBensonPetDectective.”
During an interview promoting the 16th season premiere of SVU in New York City, Hargitay told Us Weekly she thought long and hard about the best way to thank Swift for the gesture. “When she named her cat, I had so much going on. I was out of town, and when things calmed down, I thought it warranted a real something [special]. That’s so sweet and too fabulous,” Hargitay told Us.
Swift, 24, had a chance to bond with Hargitay over the summer at an August concert featuring their mutual friend, Ingrid Michaelson, in New York City. “Taylor is so great — beautiful, girly and lovely,” SVU‘s star said of Swift. The women hit it off so well at the concert that after the show, Swift offered to give Hargitay and her husband, Peter Hermann, a ride home. “She’s a huge fan of the show and was so gracious. When we met, I knew I had to do something great [to repay her],” the actress said.
11/05/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A BABYSITTER’S GHOST STORIES BECOME REALITY WHEN THREE YOUNG GIRLS GO MISSING
Best friends Perry Gilbert (guest star Chloe Csengery) and Mia Harris (guest star Mina Sundwall) sneak into the woods with Mia’s young sister Zoe (guest star Oona Laurence) in tow. Their search for the mythical Glasgowman leads to a series of violent events, leaving Zoe gravely injured and the other girls missing. While Detectives Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Carisi (Peter Scanavino) work to locate the suspect, Sgt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) digs through the stories to distinguish fantasy from reality. Also starring Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro). Also guest starring Will Harris (Charlie Dorsey), Griffin Matthews (Leslie Connolly), Jeanine Bartel (Barbara Gilbert), Tricia Paoluccio (Robin Thornhill) and Stephanie Kurtzuba (Joan Harris).