Entries in Christopher Meloni (2)


Who's Replacing Christopher Meloni on 'Law & Order: SVU?'

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- NBC has found not one, but two replacements for Christopher Meloni on Law & Order: SVU.

According to, Chase actress Kelli Giddish and Cold Case actor Danny Pino are joining the cast for its 13th season.

Meloni announced his departure from the drama last month.

Mariska Hargitay will return but will have less screen time, at her request.

Meloni is reportedly trading up: rumor has it he's up for a juicy role in the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel.

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So Long, Det. Stabler: Christopher Meloni Leaves 'SVU'

Michael Kovac/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Christopher Meloni has left Law & Order: SVU.

Meloni, who has played Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama since it began in 1999, reportedly was unable to come to terms on a new agreement for the show's upcoming 13th season.  Meloni's rep confirmed the news to E! Online, saying "It is true -- 12 great years and time for the next chapter."

Meloni's SVU co-star Ice T, who plays Det. Fin Tutuola, tweeted, "Honestly.. The news about Chris today was a BOMB to me too! Sad. But you never know what to expect in this TV bizz.... Stay tuned."

Co-star Mariska Hargitay will be returning for the show's 13th season, although her new contract cuts back on her on-screen time, at her request.  Her absence will be explained by her character receiving a promotion.

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