Danny Pino and Kelly Giddish Cast on Law & Order: SVU

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Two new detectives will sign in to Law & Order: SVU next season.

Following the departure of Christopher Meloni, and the impending exit of Mariska Hargitay - she'll appear in around 13 episodes next year - NBC has cast two new stars in the long-running franchise:

Danny Pino (Cold Case) and Kelli Giddish (Chase, most recently The Good Wife).

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Both have experience as fictional law enforcement officers, as Giddish inherits the role once rumored to be going to Jennifer Love Hewitt. She'll debut midseason.

“I’m very pleased that we have two amazing actors joining the cast,” said producer Dick Wolf. “I know this combination will give us the opportunity to explore the world of SVU with new eyes.”

Are you on board with these casting choices, TV Fanatics?

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