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Jamie Gray Hyder Addresses Her 'Law & Order: SVU' Exit

Jamie Gray Hyder is opening up about her shocking exit from Law & Order: SVU.

The 36-year-old actress, who played Kat Azar Tamin, the first LGBTQ officer on the show, will be leaving in the season 23 premiere alongside Demore Barnes.

Click inside to see what she said about leaving the show…More Here! »

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Two Series Regular Stars Exit 'Law & Order: SVU' Ahead of Season 23

It’s goodbye to Jamie Gray Hyder and Demore Barnes on Law & Order: SVU.

The two actors are leaving the long-running program just after being promoted to series regulars in season 22.

Deadline reports that Jamie and Demore‘s exits will be revealed during the two-hour Season 23 premiere.

In the season 23 premiere, which picks up just hours after the season 22 finale, viewers will see Catalina Machado (Zabryna Guevara) arrested for trafficking single mothers living in shelters in a complex housing-for-sex scheme.

She now wants to flip on her superiors in exchange for a deal with the Feds, and names a powerful congressman as the big fish.

Jamie played Kat Azar Tamin, the first LGBTQ officer on the show. Demore was Deputy Chief Christian Garland.

Law & Order: SVU season 23 will premiere on Thursday, September 23 on NBC.

Just recently, fans got trolled by these two Law & Order fan faves!

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Ellen Burstyn To Reprise Emmy Winning Role on 'Law & Order: Organized Crime'

Ellen Burstyn is returning to the Law & Order franchise.

The 88-year-old actress is set to reprise her role as Bernadette Stabler, Detective Elliot Stabler’s mother on Law & Order: Organized Crime.

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Dylan McDermott Will Return as Richard Wheatley in 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' Season 2

Dylan McDermott is coming back for more Organized Crime.

Deadline reports that the 59-year-old actor will be back on the Law & Order spin-off alongside Christopher Meloni for a season two.

According to the site, Dylan‘s love to hate character, Richard Wheatley, is such a fan favorite that NBC and showrunner/creator Dick Wolf approached him about returning for more.

It’s reported that he’ll be in eight episodes of season two.

If you’re unfamiliar, Richard Wheatley is a businessman with close ties to the Mafia and in the season one finale, was seen being taken into custody to await trial for the murder of Stabler’s wife Kathy.

It was recently revealed that a planned Law & Order spinoff that was initially picked up, will not be moving forward after all.

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A New ‘Law & Order' Spinoff Picked Up By NBC; Will Focus On The Defense

The Law & Order franchise is expanding again!

Deadline reports that NBC has given a series order to Law & Order: For The Defense, which will bring the focus of the law to the defense’s side and dive deep into a criminal defense firm.

The series will put the lawyers under the microscope, along with the criminal justice system, with every week delivering the promise of a contemporary morality tale.

Creator Dick Wolf shared in a statement, saying that “this new show is exciting for me personally. We spent the last 30 years on shows that played offense.”

He added, “Now it will be great to play defense, and being able to do it with Carol is an honor and an opportunity for both of us to do television that hasn’t been done before.”

Carol Menselsohn will serve as the show’s showrunner.

The Law & Order franchise has included six spinoffs from the original show: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Law & Order: LA, Law & Order: True Crime, Law & Order: SVU, and the most recent, Law & Order: Organized Crime with Christopher Meloni.

Here's How Christopher Meloni Describes Stabler & Benson's Reunion On 'Law & Order'

Christopher Meloni is opening up about what fans are most looking forward to in his return to Law & Order – Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson’s reunion.

However, what he has to say isn’t the happiest news.

During an interview TV Line to promote Law & Order: Organized Crime and the crossover event with SVU, Christopher revealed that Stabler and his former partner will have a difficult time reconnecting.

“Well, this is what I think about that: No one’s going to be satisfied,” he shared. “I mean, it’s such a long time. It is so many unanswered questions.”

Christopher went on, adding that there’s “such a great sense of abandonment and betrayal and a what-the-f**ed-ness of it all, that, you know, that wound is, you know, not going to…get its dressings all, you know, squared away. You know, it’s going to be a process, right?”

You can see the first teaser that NBC dropped which reveals the shock for Olivia of his return.

Elsewhere in the interview, Christopher reveals that his return comes with a bit of weight for fans and he knows it.

“It’s such a unique experience I’m living, which is a sense of welcoming and love and just, ‘Welcome back’ and ‘We’ve missed you.’ It feels very sweet. And I’m just going, man, not too many people get this,” he shared. “It’s not lost on me.”

If you missed it, you can see pics of Christopher and Mariska Hargitay filming for the crossover event.

Christopher Meloni Had No Idea 'Law & Order' Fans Still Loved Stabler As Much As They Did

Christopher Meloni is a little shocked that Law & Order viewers are really excited about Elliot Stabler’s return.

The 59-year-old actor is set to return as the iconic detective in a new spinoff titled Organized Crime, which premieres next Thursday, April 1.

“I have felt nothing but goodwill and anticipation and I am so humbled and shocked by it,” Christopher shared during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. “I just had no idea. I didn’t realize the character and the show resonated so deeply with people. It’s very sweet.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime centers on Stabler as he returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning.

Christopher also opened up about reunited with his SVU castmates, who he starred with for years before leaving the franchise.

“It’s such a cliché … I got on the stage of the SVU set and it has changed. They have different actors and it’s not my house, it’s not my place, so I had no connection. But as soon as I got to act with Mariska [Hargitay], it was like yesterday,” he says.

“We know each other and mess around socially and all that, but when we got down and cameras were rolling … it was such a seamless, effortless endeavour. It was great.”

Here’s one of the teasers for his return: