Mariska Hargitay eyes new role on 'Law and Order: SVU'; Jennifer Love Hewitt to step in?


Mariska Hargitay may be scaling back her responsibilities with NBC.The actress has reportedly asked to take on a lesser role on "Law & Order: SVU" as she inks a new deal for the 13th season of the crime drama. Deadline reports that Hargitay is looking to work fewer hours at her previous salary of $400,000 per episode. Producers solution? Detective Olivia Benson will continue business as usual for the first 13 episodes, at which point the character will be promoted to a supervisor position, making room for a new female detective to take her place. It is being rumored that Jennifer Love Hewitt is in talks for said role. Read More...


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