11/20/2013 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE ROLLINS (KELLI GIDDISH) FINDS HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A HE-SAID SHE-SAID RAPE CASE
Detective Amanda Rollins (Giddish) helps her friend Lena Olson (Amy Seimetz) press charges against her lover when she accuses him of rape. But Lena’s history with the suspect and her proclivity for rough sex makes the he-said she-said investigation too difficult to pursue. When the case escalates to murder, a dangerous love triangle is discovered and Rollins is forced to confess her private life on the stand. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner), Thomas Sadoski (Nate Davis), Nia Vardalos (Minonna Efron), Jennifer Restivo (Melissa Blume), Geoffrey Cantor (Gene Fierstein) and Mel Harris (Eileen Switzer).
11/13/2013 (09:00PM – 10:01PM) (Wednesday) : THE SVU INVESTIGATES THE BRUTAL GANG RAPE OF A MILITARY OFFICER
Junior officer Amelia Albers (guest star Shiri Appleby) is arrested for DUI while on leave in New York City, but her ripped clothes and injuries lead the police to call Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for help. When a group of soldiers from her unit are named as suspects in her rape, Amelia refuses to cooperate with the SVU for fear of damage to her reputation in the military. When her commanding officer (guest star Terry Serpico) also hinders the investigation, Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) asks his ex-wife (guest star Laura Benanti) to dig up information on the case, and learns the grim reality that every female officer faces. Also starring Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring John Getz (Admiral Vincent Albers), Will Janowitz (Scott Graver), Aaron Dean Eisenberg (Matthew Wooten), Phillip James Brannon (Zeke Lipitt) and Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan).
10/30/2013 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A SINGING COACH AND POPULAR TV PERSONALITY IS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY HIS STUDENTS
Singing coach Jackie Walker (guest starring 2013 Tony Award-winner Billy Porter) is at the height of his career, with a featured role on television’s biggest reality show, “American Diva,” and a steady position teaching music at a prestigious New York City school. When a four year-old student comes forward with claims of sexual abuse, Detective Rollins (Kelli Giddish) asks the squad to be mindful of Walker’s reputation, but Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) investigation uncovers evidence that condemns the popular personality. As the case becomes public, more and more victims come forward, but Walker refuses to come clean. Also Starring Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Jessica Phillips (ADA Pippa Cox), Hana Hayes (Brooke Allen), Kara Hayward (Rachel Burns), Carly Rose Sonenclar (Grace Belsey), David Pittu (Counselor Linus Tate) and Bill Irwin (Dr. Lindstrom).
10/23/2013 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT THREATEN TO RUIN A NEW YORK MAYORAL CANDIDATE’S CAMPAIGN
When ADA Barba’s (Raúl Esparza) childhood friend, Eddie Garcia (guest star Kirk Acevedo), is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner Alex Muñoz (guest star Vincent Laresca) puts the campaign in jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) and the SVU team wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Guest starring Annaleigh Ashford (Lindsay Anderson), Karen Olivo (Yelina Muñoz), Josh Pais (Hank Abraham), Leslie Odom Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott) and Lester Holt (as himself).
10/16/2013 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A RAPE VICTIM (GUEST STAR SOFIA VASSILIEVA) SEEKS HELP FROM DETECTIVE BENSON (MARISKA HARGITAY) AFTER SHE’S RAPED AGAIN, WHILE SERGEANT MUNCH (RICHARD BELZER) RETIRES FROM THE SVU.
Sarah Walsh (Vassilieva) wakes up from a night of partying and believes she’s been raped. In shock that it could happen again, she calls Detective Benson (Hargitay), who handled her previous rape case, for help. The search for sarah’s attacker leads the cops to a smooth-talking cyber mogul who preys on vulnerable girls and bribes them for their silence. Meanwhile, the SVU comes together to say goodbye to the retiring Sergeant Munch. Also Starring Ice T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Finn Wittrock (Cameron Tyler), Amelia Rose Blaire (Nicole Price) and Matt DeCapua (Matthew Forte).
10/09/2013 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : BRIAN CASSIDY (DEAN WINTERS) GOES UNDERCOVER FOR THE I.A.B. WHEN A COP ACCUSES HIS PRECINCT OF CORRUPTION AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Officer Michael Groves (guest star Marc Menchaca) ends up in a psych ward after turning on his old squad – he accuses the 12th precinct of cooking the books and making rape allegations disappear. Internal Affairs Lt. Tucker (guest star Robert John Burke) enlists the help of the SVU to investigate, and plants Brian Cassidy (Winters) as an undercover. But one crooked cop (guest star David Conrad) goes to great lengths to keep things as they are, and the squad realizes too late that they put Cassidy in grave danger.
Also starring Ice-T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Det. Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Bill Irwin (Dr. Lindstrom) and Nadia Dajani (Officer Ryan Quinn).
Get ready for a crazy-intense hour of television when “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” returns next week. The season 14 finale ended with a cliffhanger that left the fate of Det. Benson (Mariska Hargitay) in question after a sadistic rapist and murderer turned up in her apartment with a gun pointed at her head.
But as riveting as the first hour of season 15 will be (and trust us, you’re going to be white-knuckling the arms of your couch), the writers fortunately saw fit to give fans a little bit of a breather from the intensity. In a clip that NBC is sharing first with TODAY, the “SVU” gang offers a little bit of office humor before their day turns to hell.
As is often the case, the chuckles come courtesy of Munch (Richard Belzer), who tries to boost office morale by — what else? — guilt-tripping Det. Amaro (Danny Pino) into coughing up for some very expensive coffee.
Laugh now, because when the action starts, there’s no stopping for air until the credits roll.
“Law & Order: SVU” returns with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. on Sept. 25 on NBC.
10/02/2013 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A CELEBRITY RESTAURATEUR (GUEST STAR CYBILL SHEPHERD) CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE IN A RACIALLY-CHARGED MURDER CASE. ALSO GUEST STARRING JEFFREY TAMBOR.
A string of rapes on the Upper West Side raises concerns across the city, and while Detectives Tutuola (Ice-T) and Rollins (Kelli Giddish) question everyone who fits the suspect’s description, celebrity chef Jolene Castille (Shepherd) fears she’s the next victim when someone follows her home. The SVU arrests her for shooting and killing the unarmed teen, and her attorney (Tambor) faces off against ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) in a trial that tests the limits of the jury’s moral and legal responsibilities. Meanwhile, Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) continues to struggle with the aftermath of her traumatic ordeal. Also starring Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch) and Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro). Also guest starring Leslie Odom, Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), Bill Irwin (Dr. Lindstrom) and Tamara Tunie (M.E. Warner).
09/25/2013 (09:00PM – 11:00PM) (Wednesday) : DETECTIVE BENSON FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE IN THE DRAMATIC SEASON PREMIERE. GUEST STAR PABLO SCHREIBER RETURNS.
Hours turn into days, and with no word from Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay), the SVU squad takes drastic measures to find her and her abductor (Schreiber). A trail of murders and rape victims leads them to fear it may be too late. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins. Also guest starring Dean Winters, Lauren Ambrose and Bill Irwin.
AN ABANDONED CHILD LEADS THE SVU TO A DANGEROUS KIDNAPPER AND MORE VICTIMS
A young boy is abandoned in Times Square and leads the detectives to the house where his family lives. Inside they find a locked basement where more victims await rescue, and work to solve decades-old cold cases. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Guest starring Dean Winters, Michael Massee and Bill Irwin.
When “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” returns for its 15th season this fall, we pick up in Olivia Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) apartment just a few hours after we left her in the cliffhanger finale — with a gun to her head, courtesy of Lewis (Pablo Schreiber), a rapist so horrible he is called the Beast.
In the season premiere, airing Wednesday, Sept. 25 on NBC, Hargitay is asked to do something she has never done before … and she dove right in! So says, executive producer/showrunner Warren Leight, who adds, “What Pablo and Mariska did in that first episode, everyone on the crew felt it was the most harrowing episode we have ever done. Even the most case-hardened crew members were, ‘Oh, my God.’ I know there is a lot of anticipation, but it will prove to have been worth the wait. They really went there as actors.”
For more exclusive scoop from Leight on Season 15 of “SVU,” including reveals on some of the ripped-from-the-headline cases to come, such as sexting politicians and sex slaves kept prisoner for years, check out the rest of his interview with xfinityTV:
Is Amaro [Danny Pino] going to find romance this season? He reconnected with someone inappropriate last year.
It is a complicated story. He had a son that he didn’t know about. The son surfaced several years later. His marriage is in shambles and he is a part-time dad to two kids from two separate women. I think he is happy to get to work and focus on his work.
His wife was played by Laura Benanti and we are hoping she will come back for an episode we are doing on military rape fairly early in the season. She works for the pentagon now in public relations, so she will be coming back for that episode.
Amaro is grappling with life — in some of the same ways that Olivia is trying to deal with life after the trauma — Amaro is trying to figure out what his life is going to be after that picture he had of a perfect marriage is gone.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 25 beginning at 9/8c on NBC.