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Since there has been some online speculation about whether Mariska Hargitay would return for SVU Season 15, herein lies the answer:


Next entry will hopefully be Jack/Abbie related, as "Deep Vote"'s 12th anniversary happened, a few days ago. I meant to post it sooner, though, offline issues absorbed my attention, as usual. In case I don't, don't expect anything until after tonight's maintenance session.
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22 May 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss the SVU unit vs. an extraordinary sociopath in "Her Negotiation."

My review to come forthwith.
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15 May 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss a music blogger's final hours in "Brief Interlude."

My review to come forthwith.
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14 May 2013 @ 04:35 pm
A semi-recent development I have not mentioned in depth is Hulu.com acquiring "Law & Order SVU." (Alas, as of this writing, SVU is the only L&O series available on the website.) It updates very frequently, complete with the latest episodes and occasional behind-the-scenes videos. I should warn that the former can only be viewed under the Hulu Plus feature, while the latter and the episode teasers are available for free users. Regardless, it will serve its purpose as a good (and official) gateway for online SVU fans, so click the link and enjoy the site's extensive library and wonderful extras.


Meanwhile, for anyone wishing to see the "Abbie 6" or what we call Abbie Carmichael's 6 SVU episodes, here are the direct links:

Payback: http://www.hulu.com/watch/159156

A Single Life: http://www.hulu.com/watch/159155

Sophomore Jinx: http://www.hulu.com/watch/159151

Closure, Part 1: http://www.hulu.com/watch/159169

Bad Blood: http://www.hulu.com/watch/159168

Entitled, Part 1: http://www.hulu.com/watch/159164
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(Since my timing may be very sporadic in the next few weeks, I'm posting the My Network TV reminder earlier than planned. Moreover, I may end up forgetting, so I better post it now.)

As per the Subject line, the Mothership's ninth season will soon make its My Network TV debut. Due to the channel's "one episode per week" formatting, the Mothership's three Jack/Abbie-era seasons will be featured over the course of several months. For old or new fans, it is a perfect opportunity to become familiar or re-familiar with Abbie Carmichael and the Jack McCoy/Abbie Carmichael pairing.

Schedule courtesy of IMDB (and always check your local listings):

Sun. May 19 - 10:00 PM - MyNetwork - Cherished #9.1
Sat. May 25 - 10:00 PM - MyNetwork - DWB #9.2

Meanwhile, if My Network does not air certain Jack/Abbie-era episodes, I'll certainly update. Personally speaking, I'm fairly confident it will cover everything, including "Sunday in the Park with Jorge." TNT continues to re-air the episode in decent timeslots, so I don't foresee My Network omitting it. However, I don't watch My Network or the Mothership syndication airings regularly, so I personally can't vouch for the "Homicide" x-over episodes. (If anyone could inform me, via the Comments, I'd be most appreciative.)

Anyway, your lovely summer treat is almost here, syndication friends. Savor in seeing Carmichael's first-class snark, the McCoy/Carmichael chemistry, the episodes' topic du jour, etc.
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A few weeks ago, Buzzfeed posted the self-explanatory "'Law & Order' Prosecutor Hotness Ranking." Said ranking involved the OP personally gauging the attractive ness of the "Law & Order" franchise's major and minor prosecutor characters. (In case any member on the comm is wondering: Jack McCoy is #26 out of 36, while Abbie Carmichael rose to #7.) Click the link, see how your other favorite L&O prosecutors fared and/or compile your own "Hotness" listings. Special thanks to the Absolutely Angie Harmon blog.

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13 May 2013 @ 09:52 pm
Yesterday, NBC released their Fall 2013 scheduling. SVU will remain at its usual "Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST" timeslot. Meanwhile, for those that follow along, Wolf Films' "Chicago Fire" will be moved to another night. Moreover, the company will be creating another series, "Chicago P.D.," for mid-season. Details and schedule text can be read in the ATLAO link below, etc.

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08 May 2013 @ 09:01 pm
Here is where you can discuss belated blowback from Det. Tutuola's Narcotics past in "Poisoned Motive."

My review to be posted at a later date.
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01 May 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss a horrific rape at a mosh pit in "Traumatic Wound."

My analysis/commentary/opining to be posted on future Comments.
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27 April 2013 @ 10:53 pm
Apparently, there is a tumblr devoted to Abbie Carmichael. As per tumblr, the site offers some wonderful picspam, GIFs and the like. Alas, it has not updated in nearly a year, so let us hope it will have a spike in activity soon. Regardless, it is a welcome addition for both Carmichael fans and Jack/Abbie-era fans/shippers.


Meanwhile, anyone seeking adult-themed Jack/Abbie humor (or adult-themed "Law & Order" humor in general) would do rather well here:


Lastly, I'll add some tumblr commentary from someone who apparently ships Jack/Abbie, as she deserves a proper spotlight:


I'll occasionally search tumblr for additional Carmichael and Jack/Abbie material. If anyone has any recommendations/submissions (since I don't follow tumblr with any regularity), they will be considered and/or included.

Until the next entry, have a good weekend, everyone.
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Current Music: "Live" by the Bangles
27 April 2013 @ 08:56 pm
Allan Arbus, who played a defense attorney in the Mothership's "Animal Instinct" (which is one of my favorite episodes), passed away recently. People Magazine has a good obit on Arbus, as he lead a most interesting life.


In a fun piece of trivia, Ty Burrell (whom Jack/Abbie-era fans know from "Turnstile Justice") actually played Arbus in the 2006 film, "Fur." ("Fur" was a very fictional account of Arbus' first wife, Diane.) I'll include the Wikipedia entry, as it lists a few "Law & Order" franchise stars you may recognize.


A Jack/Abbie entry is next.
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27 April 2013 @ 08:39 pm
This shouldn't be a surprise, yet you should be informed, regardless. Meanwhile, Wolf Films' "Chicago Fire" also got renewed.


Because I don't know where else to put it (and to save on spam), but TNT has re-scheduled the "Rizzoli & Isles" season premiere by a week:


Off I go to post on other recent and non-recent items.
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24 April 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss the aftermath of a sorority pledge's rape in "Girl Dishonored."

My review to be added at a later date.

(Huh. I'm actually posting the entry in real-time for a change. Anyway, I have some entries that need to be posted. If I don't do them, tonight, most of them should be up by tomorrow night. Meanwhile, see Christina Haag's name in the credits. Talk about a nice blast from the Jack/Abbie-era past, or "Agony.")
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13 April 2013 @ 12:41 am
Apparently, Alex Eames will be returning in a upcoming SVU episode. Details are within the link. Special thanks to the ATLAO blog.


Tomorrow or at some point, this weekend, I'll hopefully address this week's Twitter lulz, involving both Ice-T and the ATLAO blog. Until then, have a good night.
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03 April 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss a child dealing with his emerging psychopathy in "Born Psychopath."

My review to be added at a later date.
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(Apologies for not covering the subject at the time, as real-life concerns consumed my attention. Better late than never, I suppose.)

Last summer, there was a unique anomaly with Criminal Intent's "The 8th Year" Region 1 DVD set: the episode, "The Glory That Was...," was not included. Unfortunately, the matter becomes worse, as "Glory" is apparently unavailable for syndicated reruns, digital download or any other methods of distribution. To my knowledge, Shout Factory has never quite elaborated about the omission beyond "content issues." (If they ever have, I'll certainly update the entry.)

TV Shows On DVD.com speculated a theory, via Wikipedia and international reaction:

Aired in Brazil on September 3, 2009 by AXN, this episode caused uproar at the headquarters of Rio de Janeiro bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Mayor Eduardo Paes expressed disgust for the show, claiming it was "ridiculous and pathetic." State governor Sérgio Cabral Filho said jokingly that "now even [Law & Order's] screenwriters are desperate."

Moreover, "The 8th Year" was launched around the 2012 Summer Olympics, which probably didn't help matters. While politics have prevented the re-release/re-airing of particular Mothership episodes ("Life Choice," "Sunday In The Park With Jorge"), they never affected anything with the DVDs or anything in the home release medium. If so, it would create a disturbing precedent for future "Law & Order" DVD fare.

Meanwhile, Movie Metropolis asserted that "Glory"'s "Breakfast at Tiffany's" element might have caused the real imbroglio:

Shout Factory has released the complete eighth season in this 4-disc set with the exception of one episode, "The Glory That Was." No official reason has been given though it could be because of rights issues with the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which plays a pivotal role in the episode.

Personally speaking, I'm inclined to believe Movie Metropolis, as DVD companies often deal with music rights, licensing fees and the like. (Besides, the TV Shows On DVD theory would be too depressing to contemplate, even if it is a valid one.) It's certainly a pity that such circumstances happen, yet they do, unfortunately. Until Shout Factory finally reveals the truth, pick your reasoning for the "Glory" ban, dear reader: politics or copyrights.

For those wondering about the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" angle, read the ATLAO recap and scroll downward:


Anyway, the next entry will be an Abbie Carmichael one, which should be a tad more pleasant in comparison.
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Here is an update featuring Sam Waterston and Angie Harmon's latest media appearances. As always, the TATS blog has the lovely, lovely pictures.

1. Both Angie Harmon and Dick Wolf attended The Alliance For Children's Rights' 21st Annual Dinner, earlier this month. Alas, Sam Waterston was not in attendance, as he was, a few years ago. There is always next year, yes?


2. Waterston, Wolf and Ice-T appeared at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Gala:


If there are more details, I'll include them accordingly.

Meanwhile, I'll also take the opportunity to address an upcoming Abbie Carmichael update. However, I have to track or categorize many links in the process, so it will take some additional time to debut/post. Until then or until the next SVU Episode Discussion entry, I'll say, "Have a Happy Easter," for those who celebrate.

Have a good night, as well.
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30 March 2013 @ 11:27 pm
Malachi Throne, who played a judge in a Mothership first season episode, "Mushrooms," passed away, a few weeks ago. The New York Times has their usual fine obit, as linked below. On a personal note, I always enjoyed Throne's acting and his appearance on "Mushrooms," so this one hurts.


A Sam Waterston/Angie Harmon comings and goings update is on the way.
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27 March 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss the series addressing Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" commentary in "Legitimate Rape."

My review to be added at a later date.
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20 March 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Here is where you can discuss Det. Cassidy dealing with professional and personal turmoil in "Undercover Blue."

My review to be added at a later date.
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