Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: September 20, 1999 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Steven Zirnkilton, Ice-T, B.D. Wong, Tamara Tunie, Diane Neal, Stephanie March, Mike Doyle, and Joel de la Fuente.
TV show description:
Though this is a spin-off of Law & Order, this show spends more time on the characters’ lives than others in the Dick Wolf franchise. The relationship between Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) has become particularly emotional at times. SVU also typically contains the most controversial subject matter and frequently focuses on cases involving subjects like rape, child abuse, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, or gun control.
Other characters include Detective Sergeant John Munch (Richard Belzer), Detective Fin Tutuola (Ice T), Detective Chester Lake (Adam Beach), Captain Don Cragen (Dann Florek), Senior Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak (Diane Neal), Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March), Dr. George Huang (B.D. Wong), and Dr. Melinda Warner (Tamara Tunie).