Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni's 'Law & Order: SVU' Reunion Sets Date for Crossover Event
By Philiana Ng
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Stabler and Benson's reunion has a date.
Christopher Meloni's anticipated return as Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: SVUhas been set for a two-hour crossover event starting Thursday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, NBC announced Thursday, reuniting him with Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson after nearly a decade.
"We have been Zooming our cast readthroughs all season. This one was different," showrunner Warren Leight told ET over email in early January. "In some ways it had the feel of an opening night on Broadway: lots of anticipation, excitement, even nervousness. We had many well-wishers from the network, studio, and Wolf Entertainment join us. The moment Benson and Stabler had their first scene, everything fell into place. I just wish we could have all gone to an opening party when it was over."
Law & Order: Organized Crime follows Stabler as he returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler will aim to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that is taking apart the city's most powerful criminal syndicates one by one. Joining Meloni in the cast are Dylan McDermott and Tamara Taylor.