In new york city, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit. Svu chronicles the life and crimes of the special victims unit of the nypd, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. The svu squad joins an undercover task force to bust a human trafficking ring. Chernuchin took over from eid as showrunner after eid left svu to be showrunner for the fifth season. Special victims unit has been nominated for and won many awards, and its best. When they develop a suspect on the basketball team, they experience resistance from the college, which is trying to preserve its. The special victims unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the n. Special victims unit between seasons one and twelve are a single word or initialism. Svu a bittersweet goodbye episode highlight duration.
Special victims unit has lasted for 20 years, been nominated or awarded so many emmy, golden globe and peoples choice awards and is often cited as one of the most beloved fan favorite shows in history. Svu season is ending early, with the final episode of the season airing tonight, april 23, 2020. Special victims unit new episodes, see when is the next episode air date, series schedule, trailer, countdown, calendar and more. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the law and order. Identity of 2 returning alums revealed and theres a stabler connection by michael ausiello april 3 2020, 2. Special victims unit has aired 478 original episodes, surpassing the episode count of the original law. With mariska hargitay, christopher meloni, icet, dann florek. The svu struggles to find a serial predator who uses a date rape drug that leaves no evidence behind. Rollins goes undercover to root out a government worker withholding green cards in exchange for sex. Special victims unit, now in its 21st season, makes television history as the. It stars mariska hargitay as captain olivia benson, the commanding officer of the special victims unit and formerly a lead detective, located in a fictionalized version of the new york city police department. William lewis born lewis williams was a serial rapist, serial killer, serial kidnapper, and sadist later a spree rapist and spree killer. From seasons thirteen to seventeen and from season twentyone onwards, the pattern changes to one in which episodes have a title with the number of letters matching the season number. Tvs longest running primetime drama stars mariska hargitay as lt.
As carisi begins the longanticipated trial of sir toby moore, the svu faces setbacks in several other cases. Rollins sister stirs up trouble and a possible svu investigation when she reports a doctor who trades prescription painkillers for sex. Special victims unit or get episode details on nbc. Special victims unit episodes law and order fandom. Contentsshow season 1 season 2 season 3 season 4 season 5 season 6 season 7 season 8 season 9 season 10 season 11 season 12 season season 14 season 15 season 16 season 17 season 18. Special victims unit has become one of the most wellknown staples in the crimedrama genre. Special victims unit was renewed for a 19th season on may 12, 2017. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. Peter scanavino talks episode 20 and the start of sir toby moores trial.
Svu or just svu is an american crimedrama television series, created by dick wolf for nbc. Special victims unit is a wolf entertainment production in association with universal television. The special victims unit, a specially trained squad. Benson and stabler investigate a female students murder at a local college. Special victims unit was ordered on february 5, 2015 and aired on nbc between september 23, 2015 and may 25, 2016. A woman claimed to have been raped and then supposedly died in. Special victims unit, now in its 21st season, makes television history as the longestrunning primetime liveaction series of all time. As of april 23, 2020, the series has aired 478 episodes, recently. Celebrate svu reaching a recordbreaking 21 seasons. The team investigates a hate crime against a muslim family. Lewis was apparently born in harlan county, kentucky, on august 23.718 1585 1504 161 425 464 1029 1201 1383 184 983 1347 170 449 461 1433 213 934 417 1205 1061 540 873 366 1412 915 1199 519 1474 995 834 508 532 767 976 542 735