"There was no room for a man in her life because of their connection." Meloni departed the veteran procedural after its 12th season, following prolonged contract talks with the network.In his absence, the Dick Wolf drama added a plethora of new characters, including love interests for Hargitay's Benson played Harry Connick Jr. STORY: ' Law & Order: SVU': Harry Connick Jr.Long-time SVU co-executive producers, Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, and Lisa Marie Petersen departed the series at the end of Season 7.Additionally, long-time Law & Order franchise director Constantine Makris departed until his return in the twelfth season.
While title-actress Judi Dench was not in attendance, Steve Coogan, who both co-wrote the script with Jeff Pope and stars as BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith, said he loved filming with Dench.
Amanda Rollins), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Marcus Perry), Jenna Stern (Judge Elana Barth), Benton Greene (Charles Franklin), Daniel Cosgrove (Dr.
Nicole Keller), Aaron Sanders (Luke Keller), Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan), Gage Polchlopek (Ethan Miller), Jason Bowen (Det.
The seventh season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 20, 2005 and ended May 16, 2006 on NBC. Critically the show's most successful season, both lead actors received nominations at the 2006 Emmy Awards with a win by Mariska Hargitay.
Repeating a pattern established by other SVU seasons, the Season 7 premiere was filmed before the airing of the Season 6 finale.