or


[02/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
Film Actor Connie Nielsen Joins NBC's "L&o: Svu" for Six Episodes

[via press release from NBC]

FILM ACTOR CONNIE NIELSEN JOINS NBC'S "L&O: SVU" FOR SIX EPISODES

CONNIE NIELSEN ('GLADIATOR') FILLS-IN FOR GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER MARISKA HARGITAY FOR SIX EPISODES WHILE ACTRESS TAKES MATERNITY LEAVE FROM NBC'S 'LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT'

"SVU" Episodes Mark First Small Screen Appearances for Acclaimed Actress

BURBANK - February 1, 2006 - Wolf Films and NBC Universal announced today that Connie Nielsen ("Gladiator," "The Ice Harvest") will fill-in for Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) as the actress goes on maternity leave. The six episode run marks Nielsen's first primetime appearance on American television in her extensive film career.

"This is an unremittingly positive situation for us," said Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the "Law & Order"-brand series. "I'm thrilled that Mariska is having a baby and thrilled that we have someone of Connie's obvious talent, beauty and stature to come in for these episodes. It doesn't get any better than this."

Nielsen's as yet unnamed character will be a multi-lingual warrants detective who comes from a specialized unit and is on a specific assignment to replace Detective Olivia Benson (Hargitay) who will be relocated "away from the building." Hargitay's pregnancy will not be written into the script.

Nielsen first gained international notice when she starred opposite Russell Crowe in the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Gladiator." The Danish actress most recently starred in the soon to be released film "The Situation" directed by Philip Haas; the acclaimed feature film "Brothers," where she was awarded the Best Actress prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival and won the Danish Oscar for Best Actress -- Newsweek's Best of the Year feature (12/19/05) hailed her "Brothers" performance as "one of the most emotionally eloquent performances of the year... it shows how Hollywood has just scratched the surface of her talent." Nielsen also starred in "The Ice Harvest."

In addition, Nielsen earlier earned positive notices for her performance as a heroin junkie in "Permanent Midnight;" the French film "Demonlover," "Basic," " The Hunted," "Mission to Mars," "One Hour Photo" and "The Great Raid."

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is a Wolf Films production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. Wolf is creator and executive producer; Ted Kotcheff ("Fun with Dick and Jane," "Weekend at Bernie's"), Neal Baer (NBC's "ER," "China Beach") and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.





  [february 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)









[05/27/15 - 10:59 AM]
Revised: New Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere Dates For "June Weddings"
Now look for "Perfect Match" on Saturday, June 20; "A Country Wedding" on Sunday, June 21; and "Love, Again" on Saturday, June 27.

[05/27/15 - 10:11 AM]
From Bulls to Burgers and the "Men in Blazers" Esquire Network Announces Sizzling Summer Line-Up
Newcomers include "The Agent" on Tuesday, July 21 and "The Next Great Burger" on Wednesday, July 22.

[05/27/15 - 10:07 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Seven of "Ink Master" And Creates Spin-Off Series "Ink Master: Redemption"
The network will launch the newest installment of "Ink Master" - season six - on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/27/15 - 10:03 AM]
Destination America Brings More Action to the Ring Acquiring the Rights to Ring of Honor's Weekly Television Programming
The series will air Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c, leading into "Impact Wrestling" at 9:00/8:00c, beginning June 3.

[05/27/15 - 10:00 AM]
TV One's Black Music Month Kicks Off with a New Season of "Unsung" Premiering Wednesday, June 3 at 8PM/ET
In a special episode, "Unsung Revisited," viewers will receive an update on artists, including Full Force, Zapp & Roger, Sylvester, and Miki Howard, who following their features on the series, have experienced profound changes to their lives and legacy.

[05/27/15 - 08:58 AM]
"Talent" and "I Can Do That" Are #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Every Key Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/27/15 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
The Peacock leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Examines the Real Stories Behind Visionary Innovators and Their World-Changing Ideas - "My Million Dollar Invention"
The eight-part series launches Sunday, June 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[05/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Earns Its 2nd-Best Adult 18-49 Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/27/15 - 08:28 AM]
John Michael Higgins and Paula Marshall to Guest Star in ABC Family's Peabody Award-Winning Series "Switched at Birth"
They're set as the parents of Daphne's boyfriend, Mingo.

[05/27/15 - 08:26 AM]
Comedy Central's New Historical and Satirical Series "Another Period" Premieres June 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome co-star in the newcomer, which they also co-created.

[05/27/15 - 07:31 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Brings Audiences Back to the Kalahari Desert with a Decidely "Downton" Twist in Two 90 Minute Specials, "Meerkat Manor: The Monarchy Begins" and "Meerkat Manor: The Monarchy Under Attack"
The specials feature entirely new narration inspired by ITV (UK) and PBS' smash-hit British period drama, packaged with reversioned footage from the series' first two seasons.

[05/27/15 - 07:28 AM]
New Additions to the Season Seven Cast of "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out" Feature Hot Comedic Talent and Social Media All-Stars
DC Young Fly, Matt Rife, Darren Brand, Aarona Lopez, TattooManPaige and Hunter Stiebel are among the new additions.

[05/27/15 - 07:09 AM]
BBC America's "Doctor Who" Set for Hall H Panel at Comic-Con
Capaldi's first season delivered BBC America its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.

[05/27/15 - 06:57 AM]
"Over My Dead Body" with Linda Hamilton Adds Edge-of-Your-Seat Action to Investigation Discovery's June Programming Slate
Said effort is an adrenaline-fueled, 12-episode docu-series premiering Monday, June 15 at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c.