Michael Ausiello of EW.com has two big scoops to report on Law & Order SVU. First big story: Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay have signed to stay on for two more years of the show. While the show is only renewed for one more season right now, if NBC should renew it after this next season, Chris and Mariska will be a part of it. Michael reports that we don’t know who “budged” during negotiations, but that “but indications are that a very happy compromise was forged that sweetens the duo's $385K-per-episode salary. In exchange, both actors agreed to add a second year to their pacts.”
Second big story: Christine Lahti has been hired as the show's newest ADA. Ausiello reports that “Lahti will appear in next season's first four episodes, after which she'll pass the rotating ADA baton back to the returning Stephanie March.”
An excellent choice, I say!
Michael’s reports can be found at the following links:
Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay staing on L&O SVU
Christine Lahti New L&O SVU ADA
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