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Check Out Christopher Meloni And Mariska Hargitay's Replacements On Law & Order: SVU!

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We'll be VERY curious to see if these two will be able to replace the magic between the two leads that made this show so great to begin with!

As we've reported, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as we know it will be gone forever after its upcoming thirteenth season, as Christopher Meloni has left the police procedural, and Mariska Hargitay has taken a reduced role for one final year, which has left the door open for two new leads to come in.

And after a grueling search, it appears the final ruling is in: Cold Case's Danny Pino and Chase's Kelli Giddish are the new Benson and Stabler!

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt says in a statement:

"Kelli and Danny are two great actors who will join a proven cast headed by Mariska Hargitay as this exceptional series heads into a very promising 13th season."

And series creator Dick Wolf agrees:

"I'm very pleased that we have two amazing actors joining the cast. I know this combination will give us the opportunity to explore the world of SVU with new eyes."

All right, guys!

Those are going to be some tough shoes to fill!

Fingers crossed that lightning will strike twice!

What do U think?? Are U excited for the two new members of the SVU team??

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20 comments to “Check Out Christopher Meloni And Mariska Hargitay's Replacements On Law & Order: SVU!”



  1. 1

    Stop calling them replacements! No one can replace Benson and Stabler, and while the show has been on the decline slowly for the last couple seasons, this will outright ruin it. So sad.



  2. 2

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  3. 3

    I'm just glad enough people rallied and complained that Jennifer Love Hewitt NOT join the show………thank god that didn't happen



  4. 4

    They should just end it. No one can replace Stabler and Benson. . .



  5. 5

    I agree, no one can replace them. I'm not going to watch anymore. I'm going to watch the new show on the Food Network instead, Extreme Chef!! I loved the sneak peek and I'm definitely tuning in for the premiere on Thursday, June 30!! (at 10pm/9c.!!!)



  6. 6

    NO, I am NOT excited. Nobody can replace them. Law and Order: SVU is the only L&O left, and they just killed it.



  7. 7

    IT WON'T BE THE SAME! they should just end the show. :(



  8. 8

    I don't know if they can do it. They look young and promising but Meloni and Hargitay brought the show to what it was and fans fell in love with them. It will be hard



  9. 9

    As long as the writing remains intelligent and suspenseful, does it really matter who the actors are. Great actors need great writers.



  10. 10

    Kelli and Danny are both grat and I think it might just work if the writing is still there.



  11. 11

    LAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I WONT WATCH ANYMORE



  12. 12

    think that they are now counting on the SVU formula being the same as the original Law & Order formula, where the cops died, retired etc. and the series continued smoothly and remained popular
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    when Stabler leaves, the exit will probably be in a way that he may return down the road-in other words they may not kill his character off but have him transfer to another job



  13. 13

    Will miss the original. But Kelli is a good actress. She was on AMC as Dixie's half sister.She has been on many shows. Good luck with this cast.



  14. 14

    Not going to be the same. They might as well just cancel it. These actors may be good but they can't replace Benson and Stabler.



  15. 15

    Yeah.. they both look like horrible choices. I am totally disinterested in SVU now. I'm pretty sure it'll get cancelled pretty soon after Benson and Stabler leave.



  16. 16

    FUCK THAT!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



  17. 17

    i don't hate either actor, i love cold case but with two of the 5 main leads leaving the show, it isn't worth it anymore. not going to watch next season.



  18. 18

    May as well cancel the show because it clearly will not be as good and its insulting for people who have been with the show since day 1.



  19. 19

    This sucks! Benson and Stabler make L&O! I'm betting L&O is going to go the same way CSI:Las Vegas did when William Peterson(Grissom) left. So sad.



  20. 20

    God…Just end it…These two can not possibly replace Beson and Stabler