Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Poster

Air Date: September 20th, 1999

Network: NBC

Series Summary
Led by courageous and compassionate veteran Lieutenant Olivia Benson, the NYPD's elite Special Victims Unit, including Detectives Odafin Tutuola, Amanda Rollins and Sonny Carisi, investigates crimes that are ripped from the headlines.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Crime drama, Action, Suspense, Drama

Episodes

Next Episode - Season 19, Ep. 11 : Flight RiskJan 17, 2018

An airline pilot accuses her captain of sexual assault; Fin makes sure Benson is protected at work.

  • Season 19 - Episode 12 : Info Wars Jan 31, 2018

  • Season 19 - Episode 11 : Flight Risk Jan 17, 2018

    An airline pilot accuses her captain of sexual assault; Fin makes sure Benson is protected at work.

  • Season 19 - Episode 10 : Pathological Jan 10, 2018

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    The SVU investigates a case involving two students in a special needs school; Rollins discovers that one child's medical issues stem from a surprising source.

  • Season 19 - Episode 9 : Gone Baby Gone Jan 3, 2018

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    Emotions run high as the squad embarks on a frantic search for Benson's missing son.

  • Season 19 - Episode 8 : Intent Dec 6, 2017

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    The cops get tangled in an elaborate online hoax that leads to the rape of a popular social media star; Benson sets new ground rules with Sheila.

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  • When the hour is over, one is left with the distinct impression that the story could have been told just as well, if not better, on the original "Law & Order." And one is reminded yet again that network TV seems to be recycling old ideas just when it desperately needs new ones. [20 Sept 1999, p.E1] Show More

  • The key here is that the emotional payoffs are dead-on. [20 Sept 1999, p.38] Show More

  • If the crimes that drive "Law & Order" have the cops who solve them and the lawyers who prosecute them shaking their heads, the sex crimes dealt with by Special Victims will have the cops - and viewers - holding onto their stomachs. Show More

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)