Christopher Meloni - Entertainment Weekly by Alexei Hay, June 15th 2012
Fuck the Super Bowl, there’s a Law and Order: SVU marathon on. And it goes until 11 pm!
(I know USA always shows L&O:SVU marathons. I know because I’m constantly watching them.)
Law & Order: SVU won’t be glossing over the disappearance of Chris Meloni’s Det. Stabler when the show returns this fall. A week after NBC Robert Greenblatt ruled out the possibility of Stabler dying off screen, new showrunner Warren Leight tells TVLine exclusively that the character’s departure will be explained — and there will be fallout.
“The reasons for his absence,” says Leight, “and the effect it has on the squadroom — and Olivia (Mariska Hargitay) — will be explored in the first several episodes.”
The show’s boss declined to elaborate, but it’s safe to say the events of last May’s finale — in which Stabler shot and killed a young girl — will figure into his exit. Meloni’s 12-year SVU stint came to an end in May after the actor and NBC failed to come to terms on a new contract.
To help fill the void, SVU is introducing new detectives played by Danny Pino (Cold Case) and Kelli Giddish (The Good Wife).
Season 13 kicks off on Sept. 21 at 10/9c.
Neal Baer (via artdetective)
Anyone excited, or…?
Top 5 Most Underrated Actors on TV Today | #2 Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler/Law & Order: SVU
Mariska Hargitay gets most of the recognition for the show, as she should, but without Meloni , what will SVU become? These two are a great on-screen team and have great chemistry (though, sadly, just as partners). However, Meloni has had some great scenes with too little recognition. Sometimes his character can be a little too over-the-top, too defensive, too angry. In Stabler’s job, after 12+ years, it’s expected. Maybe it’s just too much. Only once an Emmy nominee and never a Golden Globe nominee, this actor deserves more recognition than has been given.