11/05/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A BABYSITTER’S GHOST STORIES BECOME REALITY WHEN THREE YOUNG GIRLS GO MISSING
Best friends Perry Gilbert (guest star Chloe Csengery) and Mia Harris (guest star Mina Sundwall) sneak into the woods with Mia’s young sister Zoe (guest star Oona Laurence) in tow. Their search for the mythical Glasgowman leads to a series of violent events, leaving Zoe gravely injured and the other girls missing. While Detectives Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Carisi (Peter Scanavino) work to locate the suspect, Sgt. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) digs through the stories to distinguish fantasy from reality. Also starring Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro). Also guest starring Will Harris (Charlie Dorsey), Griffin Matthews (Leslie Connolly), Jeanine Bartel (Barbara Gilbert), Tricia Paoluccio (Robin Thornhill) and Stephanie Kurtzuba (Joan Harris).
Danny along with the cast of SVU, Warren Leight, Julie Martin and Dick Wolf attended the 2nd Annual PaleyFest New York. Added photos of his arrival and during the Law & Order: SVU Pannel. If you want to watch the complete can you can here >> Yahoo TV
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10/22/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday): A COLLEGE FRESHMAN TURNED PORNOGRAPHY STAR ACCUSES HER CLASSMATES OF RAPE
Evie Barnes (guest star Hannah Marks) answers a modeling ad hoping to make some cash for tuition, but the job quickly spirals into online pornography. When her classmates discover her double life, they cross the boundary between fiction and reality. Even though she’s not the one on trial, Evie is forced to prove her innocence in court. Starring Mariska Hargitay (Sgt. Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi), Peter Gallagher (Deputy Chief William Dodds), Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan), Casey Brown (Matt Cooper), Max Ehrich (Daniel Pryor), Harry Zittel (Justin Adams) and Richard T. Jones (Judge Oscar Briggs).
It’s understandable that Mariska Hargitay gets a little choked up when talking about the most recent season of Law & Order: SVU.
The long-running NBC drama kept viewers, and the show’s leading lady, on its toes all season thanks to the #SaveBenson arc, which saw Olivia kidnapped, drugged and abused by serial rapist William “The Beast” Lewis (Pablo Schreiber). She escaped but subsequently spent almost the entire season haunted, first by the memory of the events and then by Lewis’ eventual escape from prison and suicide. “There was a lot of darkness,” Hargitay told reporters earlier this month.
Fortunately, Benson’s dog days are over. When Law & Order: SVU returns (Wednesday, 9/8c, NBC), Olivia will be preoccupied with another man in her life: her newly adopted baby boy Noah. “To be in darkness and fear and all that that she went through and losing faith in humanity and then having, like, a miracle lobbed into your world, a light. It felt like a comet, really,” she says. “I think that having a child changes everything and will redefine her.”
Indeed, the promos for the new season say it all. Rather than showing Benson in her office or at the scene of a grisly crime, SVU focuses on Olivia at home lovingly doting on her child. “I think she was given permission also to have her own life after last year,” executive producer Warren Leight says.
Leight particularly points to Benson’s final confrontation with The Beast to explain the significant impact Noah will have on how Benson’s home life will bleed into her decisions at the office. “Last year she went back into the granary when she knew William Lewis was alone there with a young woman hostage,” he said. “Would she make that decision now when there’s somebody at home who’s dependent on her? How does that affect your judgment in life and death situations?”
Also impacting Olivia’s thought process is her promotion midway through last season to sergeant. Although someone else (Donal Logue’s Lt. Declan Murphy) was temporarily put in charge for the last several episodes, Olivia will be calling the shots this year. “Now I’m deciding: Do I go to the crime scene or do I stay in my office? Do I delegate and give orders and be in charge of people or do I stay home with this kid?” Hargitay said. “Everything is different and everything requires much more energy and thought.”
Work will also require extra attention because of a shakeup in the squad. Following Amaro’s physical assault of a suspected sex offender, he has been reassigned to patrol duty as a uniform cop and has also been in anger management. “Everything has fallen apart for him. He’s picking up pieces and trying to figure out who he is and what he wants,” Danny Pino said. “Right now his world is so upside down that he’s just trying to go day by day.”
In Amaro’s place is the rough-around-the-edges Det. Sonny Carisi (Peter Scanavino). “He’s a total outsider. He’s brusk and he doesn’t really get the nuances and he’s not very experienced so he puts his foot in his mouth a lot of times,” Scanavino said. “But he’s learning. He’s picking it up. I think he’s a good detective, but he’s got a lot to learn on how to like approach cases.”
Despite his new gig and his replacement within the squad, Amaro won’t be completely gone and forgotten. “He brings cases to SVU or he knows about certain cases that SVU then catches so they are inclined to go to Amaro and find out what he knows on the street level as to what is going on,” Pino said.
It also helps that Amaro has someone in his corner — Rollins (Kelli Giddish), whom it was revealed at the end of the last season was sleeping with Amaro. “This season you’re going to see her really support him,” Giddish said. “It doesn’t mean that they’re in love and they’re going to get married and have babies, but it does mean she fights for him in a different way now.”
Amaro’s good deeds will eventually help him get his old job back. “For him to be back in the fold, I think is a way for him to see that he’s heading in the right direction,” Pino said. “He’s not the same. He’s trying to deal with his anger and he’s trying not to get in trouble and you know when you’re trying not to get in trouble, usually it finds you, and that inevitably will happen to him.”
Could that trouble be because of his (possibly) ongoing secret romance with Rollins? “It makes for a volatile environment when you’re trying to keep a secret from a room full of detectives. Any little slip, any thing that is uncommon or overplayed or underplayed in your reactions to each other — these guys are sharp, they pay attention to human behavior,” Pino said. “At any point, it could blow up in their faces.”
Law & Order: SVU returns Wednesday at 9/8c on NBC.
10/08/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday): THE ARREST OF A TROUBLED ACTRESS LEADS TO AN INVESTIGATION OF THOSE CARING FOR HER
Amaro (Danny Pino) reports to the scene of a car crash where Hollywood starlet Tensley Evans (guest star Stevie Lynn Jones) tries to flirt her way out of an arrest. Amaro’s by-the-book handling of the situation gets him back on the SVU squad, just in time to investigate Tensley’s latest offense – the statutory rape of a 15 year-old boy. But Benson (Mariska Hargitay) suspects that underlying issues may have led to Tensley’s downward spiral – is the victimizer also a victim? Also starring Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Peter Scanavino (Detective Carisi), Brian d’Arcy James (Adam Brubeck), Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Donna Evans), Ron Rifkin (Counselor Marvin Exley), Gary Milner (Dennis George), Drigan Lee (Brody Clark), TBD (Dr. Jim Durant), Kaitlyn Bausch (Maude Peterson) and Hoda Kotb (as herself).
Amaro and Rollins ‘shippers are in for some bad news: It looks like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s budding couple are on the rocks now that Amaro is no longer on the SVU squad.
After being demoted to traffic patrol in Queens, Amaro will cross paths with his former partners when he arrests who turns out to be a material witness in the investigation into who killed the mother of Benson’s foster child last season. But there seems to be some trouble in paradise since Amaro’s been dodging Rollins’ calls. Check out an exclusive sneak peek from the SVU premiere:
Law & Order: SVU returns Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
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).
09/24/2014 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : IN THE 16TH SEASON PREMIERE, THE SVU TAKES ON A DANGEROUS PROSTITUTION RING TO FIND ELLIE PORTER’S KILLERS. STARRING MARISKA HARGITAY, ICE-T, DANNY PINO, KELLI GIDDISH AND RAUL ESPARZA.
In the season 16 premiere, Sergeant Benson (Hargitay) juggles work and her new role as foster mother to baby Noah Porter. Amaro (Pino), now working the traffic beat in Queens, arrests an underage prostitute with connections to Noah’s mother Ellie, who was “greenlit” by her pimp and brutally murdered. Amaro’s undercover work sets off a chain of events that puts everyone connected to the case – even baby Noah – in danger. Meanwhile, a new detective assigned to Manhattan SVU (guest star Peter Scanavino) starts off on the wrong foot. Also guest starring Lobo Sebastian (Joaquin Menendez), Manny Perez (Angel Perez), Alexa Mansour (Luna Garcia), Laura Gomez (Selena Cruz), Lenny Venito (John Gatto), Gavin-Keith Umeh (Little Tino) and Bronwyn Reed (Lucy).
05/21/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : AMARO’S (DANNY PINO) CAREER IS ON THE LINE AND BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) IS FACED WITH A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION. RICHARD BELZER RETURNS AS JOHN MUNCH.
Amaro’s (Danny Pino) recklessness once again makes him the target of Internal Affairs, and he has no choice but to face the consequences. With his professional and personal life at risk, he looks to his friend John Munch (Belzer) for advice. Meanwhile, an online ad for escorts leads to the rape and robbery of several male tourists, and one of the suspects has a surprising connection to Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) that may change her life forever. Also starring Ice-T (Det. Odafin Tutuola) and Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Donal Logue (Lt. Declan Murphy), Emma Greenwell (Ellie Porter), Peter Hermann (Counselor Trevor Langan), Michael Potts (Sgt. Cole Draper), Jason Cerbone (Counselor Desappio) and Gavin-Keith Umeh (Little Tino).
05/14/2014 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : THE SVU PUSHES LEGAL AND MORAL BOUNDARIES TO PUT A SEXUAL PREDATOR BEHIND BARS. GUEST STAR B.D. WONG RETURNS.
Under the guidance of Lieutenant Murphy (Donal Logue), Sergeant Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the SVU take an active approach to catching sex offenders – they target Simon Wilkes (guest star Joshua Malina), a well-regarded photographer with a secret life. An undercover investigation finds his graphic fantasies may have crossed the line into reality, at a child’s expense. But the case becomes impossible when no evidence of a victim is found. Also starring Ice-T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Det. Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins) and Raul Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Nia Vardalos (Counselor Minonna Efron), Brian Baumgartner (Gordon Montlieff) and Laura Benanti (Maria Grazie).