LAW & ORDER: SVU Courts Stephanie March and Diane Neal

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Stephanie March and Diane Neal will be returning to NBC’s LAW & ORDER: SVU to reprise their roles as ADAs Alexandra Cabot and Casey Novak, respectively. A show spokesperson reveals to TVLine.com that March and Neal will return for “an undetermined number of episodes” in season 13.

TVLine.com also details that Mariska Hargitay will now appear in all 22 episodes of the upcoming season. The initial plan to move her character, Olivia Benson, into a supervisory role is still a go.

This news follows the announcement that two new detectives, played by Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish, would be joining Law & Order: SVU.

NBC will have to work hard to make up for the loss of Chris Meloni. Are their efforts working? Are you willing yet to give Law & Order: SVU (without Meloni) a chance?