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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.

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Airs Sun. Nov. 19, 1:00 AM on USA

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Season 19 Returns


Wed, Nov 29 at 9:00 PM on NBC

Benson must disclose the secrets of her past to help a rape victim recall the details of one terrible, traumatic night.


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When a teenaged girl is found dead, Rollins goes undercover at a high-end rehab center where she was last seen alive. Meanwhile, Benson tries to overcome her doubts about Sheila.


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In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by John Craig

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Still New York's finest. (season 19) See more »


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Trivia

The only prime time drama to be spun-off from two separate shows: Law & Order (1990) and, through the character of Detective John Munch, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) See more »

Goofs

The time-lines of trials seem to be rushed and take place within days of the crime. Most of the cases on this series are rapes and homicides, with a kidnappings thrown in. These cases, if not plea bargained, are seldom heard in less than a year after the event. See more »

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Olivia Benson: You're under arrest for attempted kidnapping and reckless endangerment. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
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Crazy Credits

From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more »

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Follows St. Elsewhere (1982) See more »

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I'm Not Driving Anymore
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Written and Performed by Rob Dougan
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a drama worth watching
25 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Quality is the foundation that "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is based upon as it illuminates from the screen each hour it is on every night.

Dick Wolf has combined quality writing with quality casting. Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek, B.D. Wong and Richard Belzer all share one thing in common: they star in one of finest series on television.

Mariska, Chris, Ice-T, Dann, B. D. and the now departed Stephanie March are a well-rounded cast that compliment each other well. Furthermore, the cast is so good portraying their characters that I have to remind myself that they are actors not detectives.

Quality writing and outstanding performances set "Law And Order: SVU" apart from the other dramas on television. Each episode is riveting, written with intelligence, and character driven. It is a privilege to watch "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

The writers' ability to draw viewers in and make them care about the involving story lines and characters help to make "Law & Order: SVU" one of the finest legal series on television. EVERYONE MUST WATCH.


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