Episode 23×18 “Eighteen Wheels a Predator”

Rollins and Fin investigate an assault in Kentucky that has striking similarities to victim found in Central Park.

Benson receives intel that turns the case upside down.  

Air Date: Thursday, April 14 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Episode 23×17 “Once Upon a Time in El Barrio”

Velasco asks Benson for help finding three girls who were trafficked from his hometown to New York City.

Air Date: Thursday, April 7 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Episode 23×16 “Sorry If it Got Weird For You”

The creator of a dating app is accused of using it to rape women.

Velasco’s experience as an SVU detective is put on trial. 

Air Date: Thursday, March 17 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Episode 23×15 “Promising Young Gentlemen”

Carisi’s niece helps a friend report a sexual assault. 

Benson investigates a college’s secret society that preys on female students. 

Guest starring Jason Biggs, Jenna Stern and LaChanze. 

Air Date: Thursday, March 10 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Promising Young Gentlemen”

Episode 23×14 “Video Killed the Radio Star”

Benson investigations allegations against a popular radio personality.

Rollins goes undercover when a shocking confession leads to another crime.

Air Date: Thursday, March 3 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Video Killed the Radio Star”

Episode 23×13 “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

A young woman learning about her birth parents asks Benson for help.

Carisi and Rollins weigh the risks of taking their relationship public.

Air Date: Thursday, Feb. 24 (09:05PM – 10:02PM) on NBC.

Photos: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

Episode 23×12 “Tommy Baker’s Hardest Fight”

When a popular fighter doesn’t show up for the biggest bout of the year, Rollins and Velasco are drawn into a complicated web of secrets.

McGrath confides in Benson

Air Date: Thursday, Jan. 20 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Tommy Baker’s Hardest Fight”

Episode 23×11 “Burning with Rage Forever”

A boy disappears after meeting up with an online gamer.

Benson suspects her son is being bullied.

Air Date: Thursday, Jan. 13 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Burning With Rage Forever”

Episode 23×10 “Silent Night, Hateful Night”

The SVU is called in to help investigate a wave of hate crimes on Christmas Eve.

Rollins catches up with an old flame.

Air Date: Thursday, Jan. 6 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Silent Night, Hateful Night”

Episode 23×09 “People Vs. Richard Wheatley”

Carisi tries Richard Wheatley for the murder of Kathy Stabler.

Benson finds herself at odds with a friend when Barba agrees to take the case.

Air Date: Thursday, Dec. 9 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “People Vs. Richard Wheatley”

Episode 23×08 “Nightmares in Drill City”

Carisi asks the SVU for help with a murder investigation when one of the witnesses shows signs of abuse. 

Air Date: Thursday, Nov. 11 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Nightmares in Drill City”

Episode 23×07 “They’d Already Disappeared”

When a teenage sex worker disappears, Rollins and Velasco find a key clue in a pile of neglected missing persons reports. 

Air Date: Thursday, Nov. 4 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “They’d Already Disappeared”

Episode 23×06 “The Five Hundredth Episode”

Amaro asks the SVU for help in clearing a convicted man’s name and brings a figure from Benson’s past back into her life.

Air Date: Thursday, Oct. 21 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “The Five Hundredth Episode”

Episode 23×05 “Fast Times @TheWheelhouse”

The SVU faces the fury of social media fans when they arrest two popular influencer brothers.

Air Date: Thursday, Oct. 14 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Fast Times @TheWheelhouse

Episode 23×04 “One More Tale of Two Victims”

The SVU searches for a serial rapist who preys on mothers with young children.

Benson and Fin struggle under the tightened reins of Chief McGrath.

Guest starring Octavio Pisano, Jade Marie Fernandez and Johnny Pemberton.

Air Date: Thursday, Oct. 7 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “One More Tale of Two Victims”

Episode 23×03 “I Thought You Were on My Side”

Benson and Rollins must contend with the FBI and the Organized Crime bureau when a rape victim identifies a dangerous mobster as her assailant.

Guest starring Christopher Meloni, Danielle Moné Truitt, Herizen Guardiola, Rhys Coiro and Hisham Tawfiq.

Air Date: Thursday, Sept. 30 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “I thought You Were on My Side”

Episode 23×01 and Episode 23×02 “And the Empire Strikes Back / Never Turn Your Back on Them”


As the investigation into a sex-for-housing scheme expands, Benson’s loyalty to Garland is tested. Rollins and Carisi try to keep their witnesses on board when a powerful congressman is identified as a suspect.

The search for a missing witness leads Fin and Kat down a dangerous path.

Guest starring Ben Rappaport, Terry Serpico, Octavio Pisano, Glenn Fleshler and Isabelle Poloner.

Air Date: Thursday, Sept. 23 (08:00PM – 10:00PM) on NBC.

Photos: “Season Premiere”

About Law and order: Special Victims Unit Season 23

This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s Law & Order brand chronicles the lives of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate crimes of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.  

As commander of the SVU, Capt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) is a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all. She leads with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past as a product of rape and her responsibility as a trailblazer in survivor advocacy, both of which influence the way she relates to the victims and perpetrators of each case. Olivia Benson is the longest-running female character in a primetime live-action television series.

Hargitay has garnered eight Emmy Award nominations for Lead Actress in a Drama Series and won in 2006. She received two Golden Globe nominations for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, winning the award in 2005, and six SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. She has won four Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Female Lead in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2017. In 2018 she received the Crystal Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Drama TV Star. In 2013, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

As Benson’s second-in-command, Sgt. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola (Ice T) adds a unique sense of humor and undercover investigative experience, making him a formidable match for any partner. Senior Det. Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) has earned her place as an integral part of the team while facing head-on the emotional toll it takes to work SVU, while Officer Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin (Jamie Gray Hyder) learns the ropes and pushes boundaries in her first year on the squad. Assistant District Attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi (Peter Scanavino) brings a fresh outlook and distinctive style of investigation to his cases while navigating the politics of the DA’s office. Deputy Chief Christian Garland (Demore Barnes) leads his team with charisma and lives the contemporary principles he aims to apply to the entire NYPD. 

“SVU” is frequently acknowledged for its guest players, with Emmy wins for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Ann-Margret (2010), Ellen Burstyn (2009), Cynthia Nixon (2008), Leslie Caron (2007) and Amanda Plummer (2005), and nominations for such renowned talent as Brenda Blethyn, Carol Burnett, Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Angela Lansbury, Marlee Matlin, Mare Winningham, Barbara Barrie, Martha Plimpton, Jane Alexander and Tracy Pollan.