Mariska Hargitay & New Cast Member Danny Pino On The Set of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ – Photos

Mariska Hargitay & New Cast Member Danny Pino On The Set of 'Law & Order: SVU' - Photos

Pictured above Danny Pino and Mariska Hargitay on the set of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ shooting on location on the Upper East Side New York City, July 21st, 2011.  It was announced weeks ago that after twelve years of starring in the crime drama, actor Chris Meloni won’t be returning to the crime drama’s upcoming thirteenth season.   Also B.D Wong who played Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: SVU for the past eleven years has decided to leave the show.

Cold Case star Danny Pinto is one of the two actors who have signed on as a series regular.  The other actor is Chase star Kelli Giddish.  Executive Producer Dik Wolf said: “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.”

Law & Order: SVU is one of my favorite shows, but all my favorite characters are gone.  Mariska is still there, but her part will be seriously cut back.    What do you think can Law & Order: SVU survive without Elliot Stabler, Dr. George Huang and a semi regular Olivia Benson?  Let us know in the comments below!  Enjoy the pictures!

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  • Anonymous

    OK I love Mariska Hargitay she inspires me so much and  Iook up to her so much and am a huge fan of hers and love that she is doing season 13 and hopefully many other seasons. I think the show was awesom with Mariska and Chris and I am still going to love the show and be addicted to it still but I wish Chris was still on Mariska and Chris make the show perfect.

    • Michelle

      It will never be the same. They should just start a brand new show.

  • Carey

    im really sad that elliot wont be on law and order svu next season i was hoping he would of had one more season to air on this show its not going to be the same know i dont know if i want to watch the show anymore but i might anyways that keep watching the reruns that they air on usa channel but chris was a really good actor im going to miss is character

  • Rachel

    No way it’s gonna survive. The show rested on the Benson-Stabler dynamic. I doubt I’ll watch it nearly as religiously as before.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree with you. Without them the show just won’t be the same!

  • Maya

    as long as Mariska is there, the show won’t be dead…couldn’t care less about stupid Huang – God, he was annoying, arrogant, patronizing,…

  • I’m glad they got Pino & Giddish. I’ve seen Pino on Cold Case, and I watched Chase with Giddish. They both played tough, no BS characters, so I know they can play similar characters on SVU. But, I don’t know if it will be enough to make up for Meloni leaving…

  • Wichisandra

    It will not be the same with him gone. I know that I will probably stop watching. And If I do watch, it will be the first few episodes to see how they go with Chris leaving. I am so sadden that is gone. And I dont like them pairing anyone else with Olivia. The show depended on their tremendous chemistry, and now he’s gone. 

  • Jaccar1123

    I, for one, am not going to miss him.  I like Danny Pino and think he’ll do a great job.

  • Jaccar1123

    p.s. – i agree with Maya – as long as Mariska is there I’ll continue to watch.

  • Ggonzalez1018

    Benson and Stabler had chemistry that cant been found with someone else. I wont be watching this show as faithly as I did in the past.

  • Jaynee

    I’ll watch because I love Mariska, but it won’t be the same without Olivia and Elliot together…  I feel cheated after all these years that they never got together!!