A Political Tug of War Ensues on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Season 19

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20 September 2017
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” 
Season Premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC
 
         In the season premiere, “Gone Fishin’,” when Fin (Ice T) crosses international borders to catch a fugitive rapist, a political tug-of-war derails Barba's (Raúl Esparza) legal case. Meanwhile, shocking allegations against Benson (Mariska Hargitay) lead to the return of an old friend. Also starring Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Guest starring Dean Winters (Brian Cassidy), Peter Jacobson (Randy Dworkin), Will Chase (Byron Marks), Mariela Garriga (Elana Marks) and Amy Smart (Karla Wyatt).
 

         Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” now in its 19th season, is the longest-running primetime drama currently on television. This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s “Law & Order” brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate crimes of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.  

          As acting commander of the SVU, Lt. Olivia Benson is a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all. She leads with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past as a product of rape and her future as mother to a young child, both of which influence the way she relates to the victims and perpetrators of each case.  

          As Benson’s second-in-command, Det. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola adds a unique sense of humor and undercover investigative experience, making him a formidable match for any partner. Det. Amanda Rollins has earned her place as an integral part of the team while facing head-on the emotional toll it takes to work SVU, and Det. Dominick “Sonny” Carisi brings a fresh outlook and distinctive style of investigation to the squad. Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba seeks justice for SVU’s victims and survivors with precision and a passion to win.

 
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