Chase and Cold Case’s Alumns Become The New Detectives on LAW & ORDER: SVU

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We officially have two new detectives on board for LAW & ORDER: SVU next season. Kelli Giddish (Chase) and Danny Pino (Cold Case) have signed on as the two new series regulars.

Giddish and Pino will replace Christopher Meloni (aka Elliot Stabler), who we recently reported would not be returning to the show in its thirteenth season, and Mariska Hargitay (aka Olivia Benson), who has opted to have a reduced role in the new season.

Because the show has a very dedicated fanbase, it remains to be determined what the fan reaction will be to these two new detectives.

Executive producer/creator Dick Wolf commented:

“I’m very pleased that we have two amazing actors joining the cast. I know this combination will give us the opportunity to explore the world of ‘SVU’ with new eyes.”

Law & Order: SVU returns this Fall on Wednesdays at 10pm on NBC.

Any thoughts? Will you tune in next season and gives the two new detectives a shot?

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