Mariska Hargitay may be scaling back her responsibilities with NBC.
]]> “Law & Order: SVU” as she inks a new deal for the 13th season of the crime drama. Deadline reports that Hargitay is looking to work fewer hours at her previous salary of $400,000 per episode.
Producers solution? Detective Olivia Benson will continue business as
usual for the first 13 episodes, at which point the character will be
promoted to a supervisor position, making room for a new female
detective to take her place. It is being rumored that Jennifer Love
Hewitt is in talks for said role.
Hargitay may be hoping to spend less time at work and more time at home,
as she and hubby Peter Hermann debuted adopted newborn Amaya Josephine
in early April. Their new daughter joins 4-year-old son, August.