Wednesday, Sept. 24 marks the debut of the new Debra Messing series “The Mysteries of Laura” (8-9 p.m.). In this breezy new drama, Messing plays a NYPD detective who must balance her professional life as a cop with her home life as a mother of unruly twin boys and on the cusp of divorce.
On that same night and back in their familiar Wednesday timeslots, “Law & Order: SVU” (9-10 p.m.), and star Mariska Hargitay, returns for an astonishing 16th season while “Chicago P.D.” (10-11 p.m.) comes back for its second season.
The last two episodes of SVU are up in the Kelli Giddish Online Gallery.
Kelli Giddish Online Gallery > Law and Order SVU > 1523 “Thought Criminal”
Kelli Giddish Online Gallery > Law and Order SVU > 1524 “Spring Awakening”
Kelli Giddish Online Gallery > Law and Order SVU > 1522 “Reasonable Doubt”
After lengthy negotiations, NBC has closed a deal with producer Dick Wolf for a Law & Order: SVU Renewed NBC16th season of crime drama Law & Order: SVU. Star Mariska Hargitay is expected to return. SVU was conspicuously missing from NBC’s list of early renewals in March. The holdup had to do with a pay cut Wolf had been asked to take in order for the show to come back, something he has been unwilling to do. For a little while, things looked like touch and go, with showrunner Warren Leight exploring other jobs, but he recently re-committed to SVU as a deal with NBC began to look imminent. The renewal restores Wolf’s NBC drama series tally to three for a second consecutive season. His Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. already had been renewed. SVU is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal TV. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer; Leight, Julie Martin, Jonathan Starch and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. The current 15th season of the veteran drama is averaging a 2.5 in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers, up double-digits from last season, +19% in adults 18-49 and +16% in total viewers. The renewal keeps Wolf’s hopes of surpassing Gunsmoke‘s record of 20 seasons alive — he got very close with the mothership Law & Order series before it was cancelled after 20 seasons.
Kelli Giddish Online Gallery > Law and Order SVU > 1521 “Post-Mortem Blues”
USA Network, the longtime home to those addictive Law & Order: SVU marathons, is teaming up with series star Mariska Hargitay for a new marathon to raise awareness of and to help stop domestic violence and sexual assault, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
To commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, and in partnership with Hargitay’s Joyful Heart charitable foundation and the No More campaign, USA will air a special 16-hour SVU “No More Excuses” marathon hosted by Hargitay and her SVU co-stars Ice-T, Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish.
Kelli giddish Online Gallery > Law and Order SVU > 1520 “Beast’s Obsession”
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