LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
9:00 p.m. (ET) Wednesday
Production Companies: Wolf Films, Universal Media Studios
Producers: Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Warren Leight
Creator: Dick Wolf
Detective Olivia Benson and fellow detectives investigate sexually based crimes. The show features the detectives’ difficulties as they try to juggle personal and professional challenges.
Due to the nature of the show, nearly every episode of SVU contains violence, sexual dialogue, and/or sexual situations. Though the actual crimes are rarely shown, the descriptions of these violent crimes can often be intense, as are the victims’ reactions. Episodes have included scenes of abuse, violence towards women, forced sexual acts, sexual violation and child molestation. The season’s premiere episode had Benson turn the tables on her captor, a sadistic serial rapist and murderer, and savagely beat him with an iron rod. Almost every episode includes shots of corpses and autopsy analysis. Foul language has included words such as “son of a bitch,” “hell,” “ass”, and “screw.”
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is not recommended for viewers under age 18.