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Jennifer Love Hewitt Courted For Lead SVU Role

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JLH: SVU

If there is one kind of marathon that people LOVE to watch, it would be Law and Order. So that's how we know that when we hear that Jennifer Love Hewitt could possibly be tapped for a female lead in SVU, that it's a pretty big deal for the actress!

Mariska Hartigay, the usual female lead, has just closed the deal on returning for the 13th season, which is fantastic in its own right. However, it'll be her last in that position… and she'll have to leave the spot for a worthy successor — where Jennifer could be stepping in!

Here's how it would go down:

Benson (Hartigay's character) will be promoted to a supervisor position, with a new female detective taking her place. That is the role that the producers are eying Hewitt for. Hewitt is not a stranger to SVU - she did a memorable guest appearance this past fall.

Sounds like a perfect situation for Jennifer, because we know she'll just slay that part after that guest appearance!

Meloni is also expected to sign back on with Mariska, but things are going a little slower for his deal because it's reported that he's looking for a raise from the $400k per episode he gets now.

Good luck, Jennifer!

[Image via WENN.]

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24 comments to “Jennifer Love Hewitt Courted For Lead SVU Role”



  1. 1

    Hasn't this show been on long enough. Time to bury it.



  2. 2

    Aww I'm heartbroken. I'm a die hard SVU fan and I love Olivia and can't believe she won't be a detective anymore. and Jennifer love Hewit that's gotta be the stupidest idea of a replacement. She does not resemble a NYPD detective at all. She belongs in maybe a romantic comedy not a serious show.



  3. 3

    Her guest performance was so bad it hurt to watch.



  4. 4

    Way to ruin the show.



  5. 5

    STUPIDEST IDEA EVERRRR! she'll kill the show… ghost whisperer/lifetime movies anyone?

    dis. gusting.



  6. 6

    As great as she was on SVU, I would be PISSED if they replaced her w/ Olivia (Mariska Hartigay). She's my favorite female TV actress, while when I was younger, I didn't have a favorite actor/actress on TV. She was my first, and has been my favorite since I was 11. Yes, 11.



  7. 7

    In this pic, Jennifer kind of looks like Bristol Palin - post jaw surgery.



  8. 8

    If it's going to be like anything like Ghost Whisperer God help it…



  9. 9

    NO!



  10. 10

    I'll say it again as I did when this was first reported on Tvguide days ago……

    HELL NO! I would never believe Hewitt was an intelligent Detective, are you kidding? The Breast Whisperer needs to stick to Lifetime movies



  11. 11

    p.s. I hope that the producers read these posts as well as the yahoo posts and tvguide posts and see that not ONE single person is excited for this, or wants her on the show.



  12. 12

    I would kill myself if Jennifer Love Hewwitt had a lead on SVU.



  13. 13

    My sources tell me that producers are eyeing Alicia Witt (as Det. Nola Falacci, formerly of Law & Order:CI) as well to take the position. Seems like a much more suitable replacement. Stay tuned.



  14. 14

    It's Hargitay, not Hartigay.



  15. 15

    Now you are up Jennifer ass but before you were calling names you are so fake no wonder people in hollywood don't like you



  16. 16

    I have to say… I love Mariska, she's great, and when she's gone, my interest in the show will naturally drop somewhat… but with this gal as replacement, my interest is GONE. Done.



  17. 17

    The Gun Whisperer? :-{



  18. 18

    without Olivia and Stabler, I won't watch!

  19. Laura says – reply to this


    19

    No.



  20. 20

    Without Mariska (Olivia) there is no SVU.



  21. 21

    I'm a SL&O fan, all derivatives….Just a note to JLH. The luminous Olivia, has always underplayed her part. Keep this one thing in mind, and I'm sure you will do well.



  22. 22

    Not a good fit. I love SVU, always did and do now although if she is cast as a replacement for Benson I will stop watching. It just doesn't seem right. She doesn't fit good together with Stabler either. No I say to JLH.



  23. 23

    I love Jennifer Love Hewitt's work on "Ghost Whisperer" but I would HATE to see her as Elliot Stabler's partner in SVU!!! Wrong wrong wrong-bad casting choice all around. She played a rape victim on SVU for pete's sake! And the role was memorable. No way she'd be believable as a cop. Sorry Jen.

  24. Zsaa says – reply to this


    24

    I loved Ghost Whisperer what's with all the hate for JLH? No can't see her as a cop. Why not manly Madonna? There is an idea she can kick some a$$