'Law & Order: SVU' Episode Revives Controversial 'Legitimate Rape' Election Claims (Video)

The NBC crime drama based its latest episode on the fringe medical theory that sunk former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's senate campaign last fall.

‘Once Upon a Time’ Favorite Eion Bailey to Guest on ‘SVU’

Actor Eion Bailey, who has had a recurring role on ‘Once Upon a Time’ as August W. Booth aka Pinocchio, will be making a guest appearance in an April episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He will play Frank Patterson, a veteran of the Iraq war with PTSD, who is a key witness in an investigation of a sexual assault in a nightclub. This news comes just after Bailey’s most recent appearance on ‘Once Upon a Time’ that had his character August [SPOILER ALERT for those who haven't watched the episode yet] transformed back into a small boy, getting his second chance with his father. READ MORE...

Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 17 “Legitimate Rape” – The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Guest Stars

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) season 14 Episode 17 “Legitimate Rape” airs Wednesday, March 27 2013 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 17 “Legitimate Rape” – A popular sports reporter (guest star Cohan) seeks out Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to accuse a cameraman (guest star Marciano) of rape and stalking. The SVU squad and ADA Barba (Raúl Esparza) begin their preparations for a difficult trial when the victim learns she is pregnant as result of the rape. As the case proceeds, the defense uses controversial tactics in its efforts to persuade the jury. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). READ MORE...

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rips ‘Legitimate Rape’ From the Headlines

The rape caucus of the 2012 election gets its close-up tomorrow night, when Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs its "legitimate rape" episode. Judging from the promo clip, Todd Akin's campaign-sinking term is ripped from the headlines and pasted into a very different context: an expert witness explaining why a pregnant plaintiff could not have been raped. ( Boooo .) Mariska Hargitay's eye-roll, however, almost definitely has ways of shutting that whole thing down.

Encore of "SVU" Matches Its Highest 18-49 Rating on Thursdays So Far This Season

NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 21.

Top Moments: SVU's Sexy Reveal and Tina Fey Resurrects Sarah Palin

Our top moments of the week: 15. Tackiest Move: After Andy Dick 's earnestly charming debut dance on Dancing with the Stars , Brooke Burke-Charvet bursts the positive-energy bubble in the room by abruptly and awkwardly asking Dick about being a recovering addict. "Is there a part of you that's concerned, considering that you're a recovering addict, of the pressure that the show puts on everyone?" she asks. "Uh, OK, so you went there," Dick replies, before...

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Finishes Within a Tenth of a Rating Point of Its Prior Original Telecast of Three Weeks Ago

NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 20.

SVU Boss, Cast on Benson's Mystery Man Reveal, Amaro's Big Twist

[WARNING: The following story reveals major details about Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU . Read at your own risk.] After weeks of teases and debate, Wednesday's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit finally revealed Detective Olivia Benson's mystery man. And he is...

Law & Order: SVU: Who Is Benson's Mystery Man? We Round Up 7 Suspects

Bachelor No. 1, come on out! After months of anticipation and impassioned guessing from fans, Law & Order: SVU will finally reveal Det. Benson's mystery man on Wednesday's episode (9/8c on NBC). So who is the lucky guy? Little is known about the man in question other than he and Olivia ( Mariska Hargitay ) are taking it slow and that he likes spending major holidays in tropical locales. Ahead of the big reveal, we look at seven possible suspects most likely to have stolen Benson's heart.

Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 16 “Undercover Blue”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) season 14 Episode 16 “Undercover Blue” airs Wednesday, March 20 2013 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 16 “Undercover Blue” – As he prepares to testify against pimp Bart Ganzel, a woman comes forward claiming that Brian Cassidy (guest star Winters) raped her while he was an undercover detective. ADA Barba (Raul Esparza), Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and the SVU squad nervously await the outcome of the trial, concerned for Cassidy as well as the ongoing prosecution of Ganzel. When prosecutor Derek Strauss (Germann) pushes hard for a win, Cassidy and his lawyer (guest star Reg E. Cathey) use some surprising methods of defense, with shocking consequences for Detective Amaro (Pino). Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Richard Belzer (Sergeant John Munch) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). READ MORE...