Before Law & Order: SVU season 21 returns with new episodes starting on January 9, you will have a chance to look back in advance.
According to TVLine, on January 2 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time NBC will air a special entitled The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU. What’s the idea behind the series? Per the network, it will “go back to the beginning, take a look behind the scenes and hear from the stars, creators and crew members who have brought incredibly impactful stories to life week after week … “The special also includes many of the most memorable scenes and features interviews with some of the famous guests who have stopped by to take part in the show.” This is a chance in order to see a nice dose of SVU history, something that feels perfect for a record-setting season of the show. This is a series that has meant so much to a number of people all over the world — it brings strength to victims and reflects a light on issues going on in society. The stars and producers of this show understand fully the responsibility of these characters and what they mean to people.
In a statement, here is what creator Dick Wolf had to say about said upcoming special:
“We thank the Paley Center and NBC for making this special acknowledging SVUs historic 21st season … We’re excited for viewers to see this retrospective, which chronicles over two decades of groundbreaking television.”
Given that we are in an era where shows get canceled left and right, the success of SVU and its continued resiliency remain all the more remarkable. While season 21 is a milestone, it’s also worth noting that there is no clear sign that the series is ending anytime soon. That means more chances to see great stories, and more opportunities in order to celebrate everyone who has been a part of this institution for so many years. So long as the episodes remain strong, we would not mind the series sticking around until a season 25, or however long Mariska Hargitay wants to be a part of the series.
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