Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(TV show/series, 1999-)

| 43min per episode | Genres: Crime, Drama

Scripted Reality in 21 seasons with 478 episodes

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitRating: 3.6/5 (with 708 votes) 1
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often abbreviated to Law & Order: SVU or just SVU) is an American crime drama television series, created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It stars Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, the commanding officer of the Special Victims Unit and formerly a lead detective, located in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department. Christopher Meloni played the other lead detective, Elliot Stabler, until departing from the series after 12 seasons. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit follows the style of the original Law & Order, in that some episodes are often loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention (and thus sometimes described as being "ripped from the headlines"). The show premiered on September 20, 1999 as the second series in Wolf's successful Law & Order franchise. After the premiere of the 21st season in September 2019, the series became the longest-running U.S. live-action series on television. As of April 23, 2020, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has aired 478 original episodes, surpassing the episode count of the original Law & Order serie... ()
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About Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Seasons and Episodes

09/26/2019Season 21 - 20 episodes
#1 | 09/26/2019I'm Going to Make You a Star
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)
When an actress accuses a high-powered media mogul of attempted rape, Benson finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Changes in the squad room put Carisi between a rock and a hard place.
#2 | 10/03/2019The Darkest Journey Home
Benson works with a young woman to help her remember the details and suspects in her rape. In order to learn a new witness interview technique, Rollins and Fin have to experience it for themselves.
#2 | 10/03/2019Episode 2
#3 | 10/10/2019Down Low in Hell's Kitchen
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)
A serial predator targeting men in gay bars proves difficult to catch, until a celebrity comes forward with his story.
#3 | 10/10/2019Episode 3
#4 | 10/17/2019The Burden of Our Choices
Rollins clashes with the parents of a teenaged runaway. The squad comes together for a special event.
#4 | 10/17/2019Episode 4
#5 | 10/24/2019At Midnight in Manhattan
The detectives are spread thin when three major cases come in at midnight. Rollins and Carisi argue over an arrest.
#5 | 10/24/2019Episode 5
#6 | 10/31/2019Episode 6
#6 | 10/31/2019Murdered at a Bad Address
The case of a teenage girl assaulted in the projects leads to a startling discovery. Benson puts her trust in someone from her past.
#7 | 11/07/2019Counselor, It's Chinatown
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)
The SVU joins an under cover task force in busting a human trafficking ring.
#8 | 11/14/2019We Dream of Machine Elves
Rollins goes undercover to find a suspect who is drugging and assaulting tourists, while Benson helps the victims sort out their memories from their hallucinations.
#9 | 11/21/2019Can't Be Held Accountable
A fellow detective asks the SVU for help when he suspects his two daughters are being groomed by a serial predator. Kat disobeys the Captain's orders.
#10 | 01/09/2020Must Be Held Accountable
A desperate father takes matters into his own hands in the case against his daughter's rapist.
#11 | 01/16/2020She Paints for Vengeance
After a sexual assault investigation is stalled for months, a woman puts her accusations against a popular athlete on a billboard.
#12 | 01/30/2020The Longest Night of Rain
Benson investigates a police officer's accusations of sexual assault. Captain Tucker's retirement party ends in tragedy.
#13 | 02/06/2020Redemption in Her Corner
#14 | 02/13/2020I Deserve Some Loving Too
#15 | 02/20/2020Swimming With the Sharks
#16 | 02/27/2020Eternal Relief from Pain
Rollins' sister stirs up trouble and a possible SVU investigation when she reports a doctor who trades prescription painkillers for sex.
An ingénue ballerina discovers she’s been secretly videotaped for a pornographic website.
#18 | 04/02/2020Garland's Baptism by Fire
Chief Garland must put friendship aside when a pastor at his church is arrested.
#19 | 04/16/2020Solving for the Unknowns
The SVU struggles to find a serial predator who uses a date rape drug that leaves no evidence behind. Rollins receives some good news.
#20 | 04/23/2020Hollywood Advice
The Viv goes to meet Hollywood legend, Bruce Vilanch! He’s the diva whisperer who has worked with all the greats in this town – Elizabeth Taylor,Bette Midler, and CHER! Bruce will coach Viv on what it really takes to become a true Hollywood diva.
09/27/2018Season 20 - 24 episodes
09/27/2017Season 19 - 24 episodes
09/21/2016Season 18 - 21 episodes
09/23/2015Season 17 - 23 episodes
09/24/2014Season 16 - 23 episodes
09/25/2013Season 15 - 24 episodes
09/26/2012Season 14 - 24 episodes
09/21/2011Season 13 - 23 episodes
09/22/2010Season 12 - 24 episodes
09/23/2009Season 11 - 24 episodes
09/23/2008Season 10 - 22 episodes
09/25/2007Season 9 - 19 episodes
09/19/2006Season 8 - 22 episodes
09/20/2005Season 7 - 22 episodes
09/21/2004Season 6 - 23 episodes
09/23/2003Season 5 - 25 episodes
09/27/2002Season 4 - 25 episodes
09/28/2001Season 3 - 23 episodes
10/20/2000Season 2 - 21 episodes
09/20/1999Season 1 - 22 episodes
?Specials - 6 episodes

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on: "Law & Order" (TV show/series, 1990-)
Spin-Offs: "Law & Order: Division of Field Investigation" (TV show/series, 2007-)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 37 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hindi (HI), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Indonesian (ID), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Letzeburgesch (LB), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Malay (MS), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Tamil (TA), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 09/20/1999
Latest episode released on: 04/23/2020
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La Ley y el Orden: UVE"
"Law & Order: Unidade de Vítimas Especiais (SVU)"
"Law und Order Special Victims Unit"
"Law & Order: SVU"
"Law and Order: New York"
"Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:58, Added: 02/04/2018, Last updated: 08/04/2020