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

| 43min per episode | Genres: Crime, Drama

Scripted Reality in 20 seasons with 453 episodes

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitRating: 3.2/5 (with 301 votes) 23
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 Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler and Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the lead detectives of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department, until the former left the cast after twelve seasons, unable to come to an agreement on his contract. As the series progressed, additional supporting characters were added as allies of the detectives in the New York County Manhattan District Attorney's office (known as advisers from the Sex Crimes Bureau) and the Medical Examiner's office. The show follows the style of the original Law & Order in which episodes are often "ripped from the headlines" or loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention. The series premiered on the network on September 20, 1999, as the second series in Wolf's successful Law & Order franchise. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been nominated for and won numerous awards, i... ()
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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

09/27/2018Season 20 - 19 episodes
The twentieth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 9PM ET with a two-part premiere episode. The following Thursday, the series started airing new episodes at 10PM ET. This landmark season of SVU tied it with both the original Law & Order series and Gunsmoke as longest-running scripted non-animated U.S. primetime TV series. ()
#1 | 09/27/2018Man Up
4.3/5 (with 2 votes)
Teenager Sam Conway shows evidence of rape but refuses to name his attacker. Meanwhile, Benson and Rollins confess to some major life changes.
#2 | 09/27/2018Man Down
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)
In the conclusion to the season premiere, ADA Stone blames himself for the shocking verdict in Sam's case, and before Benson can offer help, Sam makes a tragic decision.
#3 | 10/04/2018Zero Tolerance
After the rescue of a young girl from a sex trafficker, Benson and Stone must take drastic measures to reunite her with her mother. Meanwhile, Rollins decides to give her rocky relationship another chance.
#4 | 10/11/2018Revenge
As a string of break-in assaults grows more violent, the cops investigate an online incel group to identify a suspect.
#5 | 10/18/2018Accredo
A member of a women's empowerment group is found murdered, leading the cops to the group's charismatic male leader. Meanwhile, Rollins keeps her pregnancy under wraps to avoid going on desk duty.
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#6 | 10/25/2018Exile
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)
A young woman wakes up in the hospital with no memory of her assault, and Carisi's investigation stalls when she disappears.
#7 | 11/01/2018Caretaker
The cops wrestle with an unthinkable crime when a family is murdered in their sleep.
#8 | 11/09/2018Hell's Kitchen
#9 | 11/15/2018Mea Culpa
Stone asks Benson to investigate a sexual encounter from his past that he feels guilt and uncertainty about; Rollins considers a proposal from Doctor Al.
#10 | 11/22/2018Alta Kockers
The investigation into a promising new author’s death leads to a decades-old secret kept between two reclusive brothers.
#11 | 01/11/2019Plastic
A woman accuses a celebrity plastic surgeon and his girlfriend of rape
#12 | 01/17/2019Dear Ben
Stone takes up the unsolved cold case of a serial rapist that consumed his father’s career
#13 | 01/31/2019A Story of More Woe
Benson tries to help two teenaged sisters after their father is killed. Meanwhile, Rollins goes into labor.
#14 | 02/07/2019Part 33
As Stone prosecutes the case of a woman who killed her abusive husband, Benson and her squad wrestle with the duty of testifying against her.
#15 | 02/14/2019Brothel
Benson and the team investigate the death of a prostitute at a brothel. They wonder if there was foul play or if this could be a case of a junkie who relapsed, turned to tricking, got depressed and committed suicide.
#16 | 02/21/2019Facing Demons
Benson and the SVU investigate the death of a man they believe to be a pedophile. When they dig deeper, they realize things are not what they seem and that the case actually hits really close to home.
#17 | 03/14/2019Missing
The SVU pursues a suspect when a child is discovered in the trunk of an abandoned car.
#18 | 03/21/2019Blackout
When defense attorney Nikki Staines is raped after a police charity event, Benson reluctantly looks to her own for a suspect.
#19 | 04/04/2019Dearly Beloved - in 9d
The SVU investigates a he-said, she-said case when a woman crashes a wedding to accuse her therapist of sexual assault.
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 - 9 episodes

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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 30 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Croatian (HR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Letzeburgesch (LB), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Malay (MS), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 09/20/1999
Latest episode released on: 03/21/2019
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La Ley y el Orden: UVE"
"Law & Order: New York"
"Law & Order: SUV"
"Law and Order: New York"
"Law and Order: SUV"
"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: 03/23/2019