In more upsetting television news, one of the main actors, and rock of the show let’s be real here, is leaving Law & Order: SVU. Actor Chris Meloni has decided to leave the crime drama, even though he was still in talks to reprise his role as Elliott Stabler for the 13th season. He had been with the show since it launched in 1999. Franchise creator Dick Wolf is said to be looking for a big name to replace him and star opposite Mariska Hargitay.
Talks between the actor and the studios broke down Tuesday, but contract negotiations worked out well for Hargitay will stay on the show but in a limited role, her character will get a promotion. Rumor has it that, who made a guest appearance during the 12th season, could possibly join the show.
No sir, I don’t like it. Benson and Stabler are THE SHOW. The 12th season finale ended with (SPOILER) Stabler shooting a girl who decided to get revenge on the men who killed her mother. It was a good cliffhanger, what would happen to Stabler now? I just can’t imagine Benson being a partner with anyone else. There were many times when the two were separated, due to Mariska’s real life pregnancy or Stabler being off duty, and had to work with other cops but that was only temporary.
I wish Chris the best but won’t be the same without him.