TVLine.com is reporting that Mariska Hargitay will return to Law & Order SVU for a 13th season, with a catch. Detective Olivia Benson will be paired with Detective Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni - assuming he signs with the show for another season) for the first 13 episodes, but Benson will then be promoted to a supervisory position. TVLine reports that Jennifer Love Hewitt is being considered as Benson’s replacement.
Read the full story here:
Law & Order: SVU Scoop: Mariska Hargitay Inks New Deal, Jennifer Love Hewitt May Succeed Her
Update June 11, 2011: TVLine.com now reports Jennifer Love Hewitt is out of the picture: SVU No Longer Looking to Collar Love Hewitt
Check out my blog home page for the latest Law & Order information, on All Things Law And Order.
Also, see my companion Law & Order site,These Are Their Stories.