US-ENTERTAINMENT-ACE-AWARDSBrooke Shields is helping herself to a helping of law, with a side of order.

The actress is joining "Law & Order: SVU" in a recurring role in Season 19. NBC didn't release any details of her character, other than she'll "shake up Benson's world." Benson is, of course, the sex crimes detective played by star Mariska Hargitay.

"I play a very different character from any I have ever played," Shields teased in a statement. "I'm excited to stir the 'SVU' pot a bit."

Shields isn't the only new face on "SVU" this season; Philip Winchester is moving from the canceled "Chicago Justice" to "SVU" to reprise his role as ADA Peter Stone. And it's likely they'll be joined by high-profile guest stars, as is the show's usual M.O.

The actress returns to her NBC home; she previously starred in the network's "Lipstick Jungle" and "Suddenly Susan."

"Law & Order: SVU" Season 19 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
NBCTV14September 20, 1999
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Led by courageous and compassionate veteran Lieutenant Olivia Benson, the NYPD's elite Special Victims Unit, including Detectives Odafin Tutuola, Amanda Rollins and Sonny... Read More

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