Mariska Hargitay to Stick Around Law & Order: SVU

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Forget those talk about Jennifer Love Hewitt and even that chatter about Mariska Hargitay only appearing on 13 episodes of Law & Order: SVU next season.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt made it clear at the Television Critics Association press tour today: the actress is not going anywhere. She'll play as prominent a role on season 13 as ever before.

"There were some rumors of her dropping down, and bringing in new cast members. But Mariska is there in every single episode, and it's my goal to see that continues past this season," Greenblatt said.

Mariska Hargitay Promo Pic

As for Christopher Meloni's exit, Greenblatt simply said there's "not a big sort of shocker" - i.e. a death - planned.

Law & Order: SVU returns with new episodes on September 21.

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