Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Tv Series) 1999

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU or simply SVU) is an American police procedural TV series about the Special Victims Unit in a fictional version of the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.

The show debuted on September 20, 1999 as a spin-off of the crime drama Law & Order and follows the same opening style of its parent. SVU is currently the highest-rated series of the Law & Order franchise, and is one of NBC’s top rated shows. The franchise also includes two other series dramas: the original Law & Order, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Plot: In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes such as rape, torture, pedophilia and child-abuse are dealt with in New York City, by a special unit of the police department known as the Special Victims Unit. Its members include Detective Olivia Benson, herself the child of a rape, Detective Elliot Stabler, a family man trying to protect his family from the horrors of the world, Detective John Munch, a cynical ex-Baltimore homicide detective beginning a new life in New York, Detective Fin Tutuola, a streetwise cop from the Hood, and Captain Donald Cragen, their boss. The crimes they deal with are painful, emotional, disturbing, horrific and scarring – and every day there’s more of the same… These are their stories.
U.S. television ratings
SVU premiered on a Monday in 1999. After the November 29 episode, the show was sent to Friday nights where it found its audience and following its first season became a top 20 show. Beginning with the fifth season, the show was aired on Tuesdays to compete with CBS’ Judging Amy and ABC’s NYPD Blue. In recent years, SVU has consistently outperformed the original Law & Order in the Nielsen ratings for first run episodes. Despite this, it has never eclipsed the peak popularity of the original series.
Series Cast
* Christopher Meloni – Detective Elliot Stabler (220 episodes, 1999-2009)
* Mariska Hargitay – Detective Olivia Benson (220 episodes, 1999-2009)
* Richard Belzer – Detective John Munch (220 episodes, 1999-2009)
* Dann Florek – Captain Donald Cragen (220 episodes, 1999-2009)
* Steven Zirnkilton – Opening Announcer (220 episodes, 1999-2009)
* Ice-T – Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (198 episodes, 2000-2009)
* B.D. Wong – Dr. George Huang (174 episodes, 2001-2009)
* Tamara Tunie – Dr. Melinda Warner (146 episodes, 2000-2009)
* Diane Neal – A.D.A. Casey Novak (108 episodes, 2001-2008)
* Stephanie March – A.D.A. Alexandra Cabot (76 episodes, 2000-2009)
* Mike Doyle – Forensics Tech Ryan O’Halloran (50 episodes, 2002-2009)
* Joel de la Fuente – TARU Tech Ruben Morales (41 episodes, 2002-2008)
* Joanna Merlin – Judge Lena Petrovsky (37 episodes, 2000-2009)
* Caren Browning – CSU Captain Judith Siper (36 episodes, 1999-2008)
* Isabel Gillies – Kathy Stabler (27 episodes, 1999-2008)
* Michelle Hurd – Detective Monique Jefferies (25 episodes, 1999-2001)

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