'Law & Order: SVU': Mariska Hargitay locked in for Season 14, if there is one


NBC hasn't made a decision yet on whether its longest-running current series, "Law & Order: SVU," will return next season. If it does, though, Mariska Hargitay will return with it.Hargitay has signed a new deal to remain with the show through a possible 14th season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She's been with the show from its beginnings in 1999.Having Hargitay on board for next season (at a reported cost of about $500,000 per episode) may help pave the way for a renewal. The show's ratings are down this season -- it's averaging about 7.6 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 -- but it's still one of the network's steadier draws.Hargitay says she's been re-energized this season, which saw the departure of her long-time co-star Christopher Meloni and the introduction of new characters played by Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish."The show this year is awesome and different and has gone into different...



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