Arnold Schwarzenegger scandal gets 'Law & Order: SVU' treatment
TVLine reports the now Chris-Meloni-less series has tweaked the tabloid story of a famous face secretly fathering a child with someone from his household staff, but the inspiration is clear.
The episode, that will air early in the upcoming Season 13, swaps an actor-turned-governor for a philanthropist from New York aristocracy. Other fictional flourishes are said to include a possibly villainous turn for his entitled son and the swapping of a housekeeper baby mama for a member of the couple's elite circle of friends.
"SVU" recented added Danny Pino ("Cold Case") as a Meloni replacement and Kelly Giddish ("Chase") to make up for for Mariska Hargitay's decreased screen time next season.