“Law & Order: SVU” has been going through some major changes lately. Star Christopher Meloni has announced he is not returning for Season 13 and his longtime cohort Mariska Hargitay has scaled back her role to part-time.
But one shakeup that does not appear to be happening is Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the show as a semi-replacement for Hargitay. Deadline is reporting they hear that despite the rumors of Hewitt’s joining the show, it is no longer happening. That doesn’t mean there won’t be a new female pairing up with Hargitay’s Benson, but it’s not going to be JLH.
Someone who will be back, however, is star Ice-T. He took to Twitter Friday (June 10) to say, “EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just locked in my new SVU deal.. So I’ll officially be back for the next 2 years at least. DONE.”
He adds, “INSIDE SVU: At this moment no one else is locked as new members of the show.”
What do you think, “SVU” fans? Who would you like to see paired up with Benson?