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"LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT"
01/15/2014 (09:00PM - 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE AMARO'S (DANNY PINO) BADGE IS ON THE LINE WHEN AN ARREST LEADS TO GUNFIRE.
Detectives Amaro (Pino) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) leave a party and stumble upon Officer McKenna (guest star Vicky Jeudy) in pursuit of a suspected drug dealer. A standoff leads to gunfire and the teenaged suspect is gravely wounded. While Amaro struggles to reconcile his by-the-book actions with his conscience, the SVU fights to keep Internal Affairs from jumping to conclusions. The case becomes a public spectacle and Amaro must decide if fighting for his badge is the best decision for his family. Meanwhile, Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) makes a surprise announcement. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Sergeant Benson) and Ice-T (Detective Tutuola). Also guest starring Greg Germann (Derek Strauss), Elizabeth Marvel (Rita Calhoun), Robert John Burke (Lt. Ed Tucker), Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Cathy Moriarty (Captain Toni Howard), Mary McCann (Didi Denzler), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Father Biobaku) and Mel Harris (Eileen Switzer).
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's 17th) on 2/5/15
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, February 2015) NBC has announced it's renewing dramas "The Blacklist" (season 3), "Chicago Fire" (season 4), "Chicago P.D." (season 3), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (season 17) and "Grimm" (season 5) for the 2015-16 season. The longest-running drama on television set to enter its 17th season in the fall, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is averaging a 2.5 rating, 7 share in 18-49 and 9.5 million viewers. That matches the show's highest 18-49 rating at this point in the season in four years (since earning a 2.8 in 2010-11). In total viewers, "Law & Order: SVU" is up +10% this season versus last (9.5 million vs. 8.7 million), and is delivering its biggest overall audience at this point in the season in six years (since averaging 10.5 million in 2008-09). Also from Universal Television and Wolf Films, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay as Sgt, Olivia Benson, acting commander of the SVU. Also starring are Ice-T, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Raúl Esparza and Peter Scanavino.