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Sept. 29, 2014 — Dick Wolf’s Universal Television/NBC series “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Law & Order: SVU” will be united during a major three-part crossover airing Nov. 11-12.
The three series will share a storyline about a child pornography ring that stretches from Chicago to New York and will arc over three episodes, beginning with “Chicago Fire” (Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10 p.m. ET/PT) and continuing on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago P.D.” (Wednesday, Nov. 12, 9 and 10 p.m., respectively).
“Warren Leight (“SVU” showrunner) and Matt Olmstead (“Chicago Fire”/“Chicago P.D.” showrunner) are two of the best writers in the business. We wanted to figure out a way to create a crime that connects all three shows. Warren, Matt and I came up with a story that was big and unique enough to transit to all three,” Wolf explained.
Each of the three shows opened their seasons to strong ratings, with “Chicago Fire” averaging a 2.6 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers overall Tuesday, Sept. 23 to match its second-highest rating ever in 18-49 and deliver its #2 total-viewer result to date. “Law & Order: SVU” debuted Wednesday, Sept. 24 with a 2.2/6 in 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers overall, making it the show’s most-watched season premiere since 2007. “Chicago P.D.” followed with a 1.9/6 in 18-49 and 8.5 million viewers overall to win the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in total viewers with the show’s biggest overall audience since its series premiere on Jan. 8.
All three shows are produced by Wolf Films in association with Universal Television. Dick Wolf, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski are executive producers of both “Chicago” series. Dick Wolf, Warren Leight, Julie Martin, Jonathan Starch and Peter Jankowski are executive producers of “Law & Order: SVU.”
Kelli Giddish Online Gallery > The Good Wife > 6×01 “The Line”
What’s the status of Rollins and Amaro’s affair when SVU returns? — Jennifer
It’s safe to say that Amaro’s new gig as a beat cop in another borough will really cramp their style. But Rollins won’t be lonely. Remember when we told youthat she’d return to her old stomping grounds in Atlanta? Well, one of her former male colleagues is very happy to see her, especially now that he’s left his wife. Don’t expect him to waste any time clarifying his feelings.
10/01/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : BARBA (RAUL ESPARZA) TRIES A PRO BASKETBALL STAR ON SERIAL RAPE CHARGES
Basketball superstar Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins (guest star Henry Simmons) announces his partnership with the Orion Bay clothing line, owned by billionaire Orion Bauer (guest star Stacy Keach) and his daughter Cordelia (guest star Teri Polo). But the SVU intervenes when Orion press rep Carla Cannon (guest star Kelley Missal) tells reporters she was raped by Wilkins. When more women come forward, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Detective Carisi (guest star Peter Scanavino) disagree on the authenticity of each woman’s story, and Barba (Raul Esparza) takes a shaky case to court. Meanwhile, the case takes Rollins (Kelli Giddish) to her former precinct in Atlanta, where ex-colleagues bring up old memories. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola). Also guest starring Elizabeth Marvel (Counselor Rita Calhoun), Lakisha May (Tiana), Patricia Noonan (Macie-Lynn), Myk Watford (Captain Sam Reynolds) and Sandy Duncan (Judge Virginia Farrell).
USA Network today announced the hit drama series GRACELAND and LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit teams are joining forces to help raise awareness of and stop human trafficking. The effort kicks off on Sunday, August 17, at 1pm ET, with a ten-hour “End Human Trafficking” marathon of LAW & ORDER: SVU, hosted by GRACELAND cast members Daniel Sunjata and Serinda Swan.
USA is partnering with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Polaris — a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery — to provide viewers with information about human trafficking and resources to help victims during the full day marathon. In addition, USA also will use social media platforms to encourage conversation and inspire greater action.
The ten-episode marathon is the first of two nights during the week that the network will shine a light on this modern-day slavery, impacting more than 20 million people worldwide. Children, women and men are coerced and deceived into working in prostitution or forced labor against their will. The second night features a powerful episode of the series GRACELAND. This season, the show delved into a seven-episode story arc investigating a human trafficking operation, which comes to a head on Wednesday, August 20 at 10pm ET. The episode also will feature a new PSA from Sunjata and Swan encouraging viewers to donate to the UNODC’s Trust Fund for victims of human trafficking.
Sunjata and Swan recently helped announce the first ever United Nations World Day against Human Trafficking in an exclusive social media video. During the July 30 event, the UNODC generated a massive social media initiative using #IGiveHope. Other USA stars who took part in the initiative included Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Sarah Rafferty (Suits), Kari Matchett (Covert Affairs) and Erik Valdez (GRACELAND).
1:00 PM ACCEPTABLE LOSS – With Captain Cragen back in the precinct, the SVU squad is in full force and working to expose a sex trafficking operation that enslaves young women. The detectives are on the verge of cracking the case when their efforts are halted by Lieutenant Alexandra Eames, forcing Detective Benson to get creative with the investigation.
2:00 PM SLAVES – After a shopkeeper brings a note for help to the squad, the detectives begin trying to locate a young Romanian woman named Ilena (Layla Alexander), who hasn’t been seen in months. The squad eventually finds her working as a nanny at the home of the Morrows (Andrew McCarthy and Susan Floyd), a successful yuppie couple who harbor a terrible secret.
3:00 PM ANGELS – The body of a battered young boy found in a luggage compartment of an airport shuttle bus sends the detectives to his guardian who was discovered to be a pedophile only to find his corpse in bed with his genitals removed. The subsequent investigation leads them to a travel agency specializing in exotic trips for sexual predators.
4:00 PM PANDORA – Stabler, with the help of a homicide detective (William McNamara), hunts for a missing fourteen-year-old girl (Alexis Dziena) who may have been abducted by a foreign child pornographer. The hunt takes him across the Atlantic to where Interpol is investigating the sex trade in Europe.
5:00 PM PARTS – After a woman’s head is found in a car junkyard, SVU detectives track it down to the black market. This journey exposes them to the tragic lives of people who die waiting for kidney transplants. Through the organ dealer, Stabler and Munch learn that the parents of a dying boy broke the law to get him on the fast track to receiving a kidney.
6:00 PM DEBT – A child abandonment incident prompts Benson and Stabler to investigate the disappearance of a mother. They learn from her sister that she made a deal with human traffickers to have her teenage daughter smuggled to New York from China. It is revealed that the teenage immigrant has been forced into prostitution and that her life is being used as a bargaining chip by the gangsters to avoid prosecution.
7:00 PM RITUAL – A young boy is killed in a ritualistic manner which Fin identifies as that of Santeria and the detectives question the leader of a local chapter. Their attention turns elsewhere, however when they learn that the victim was one of many slave children smuggled form Nigeria.
8:00 PM UNDERBELLY – After a third young teen found dead, a paw print tattoo on her lower back, Stabler and Beck investigate the tattoo, which leads them to Broder House, a foster home for young girls. They learn that Chantal was one of a number of girls who had ended up working the streets for a man named Victor.
9:00 PM HOTHOUSE – Stabler and Benson investigate the murder of a 14-year-old girl found in The River. There are signs of torture on the young body and Warner tells them that she doesn’t know her identity, but can tell them she’s been in the United States less than four months and before that was in the Ukraine. Both Stabler and Benson realize the victim was probably part of a sex trafficking ring.
10:00 PM MERCHANDISE – Detectives Benson and Stabler investigate the death of a teenaged girl involved in a hit-and-run accident after Dr. Warner rules her death was a homicide, based on signs of malnutrition and a recent delivery. When the evidence leads them to a human trafficking operation, however, they contact an old colleague whose promotion has given her some influence.