The 16th season of Law & Order: SVU is about to start rolling. NBC has renewed its contract and viewers can heave a sigh of relief. Their entertainment needs will continue to be met no matter what. Indeed, the show must go on!
All the cast members will be included in the shooting for the new season’s number. And Mariska Hargitay will play a chief role in the television series. She has always been a fundamental and integral part of Law & Order: SVU since the show began a decade and a half ago.
The tweets were abuzz with the news. The show has seen a rise in the ranks by 5%. The last time the show had seen such a phenomenal rating was nine years ago. It seems the fast-paced plot and details that get incorporated in the series are the reasons behind the success it has seen.
"We're up 5 percent on the year. Modern Family is down and Criminal Minds is down, they're still in the Top 10. But it's a tough slot, up against two Top 10 shows, but we're up and they're down," executive producer Leight told E! News in April, prior to renewal.
"We're up for the first time since 2005 and the critics are responding. You would like to think that counts, but then you get into the arcane—the complicated relationship Dick has had with the network. It's like a very strange marriage that just goes on and on and on and sometimes nobody pays attention to the kids in the fight."
Meanwhile, Mariska Hargitay remains the apple of the eye of everyone who gazes at Law & Order: SVU. They don’t just listen to the dialogue but watch it with pleasure. Mariska, whose late mother was the illustrious and world-famous Jayne Mansfield, is the very spitting image of mommy dearest.
Mariska went so far as to post a spliced photo of both her own image and that of her mother on Instagram. While she didn’t add any one-liners to the picture, the image itself did all the talking. There is an uncanny resemblance between mother and daughter.
The curvy sex symbol that was Jayne Mansfield has always inspired Mariska to be a vivacious star and a top celebrity. Her mother died in a tragic car accident when Mariska was just three years old. And she was in the backseat of that car when the accident occurred. To this day Mariska remembers the tragedy as something which left a dent in her soul. Yet she also says it made her who she is today.
"Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul," she said, according to E! News. "But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here."