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Christopher Meloni’s Journey to ‘Law and Order: Svu’ and His Comeback

Odette Odendaal
Apr 10, 2020
11:30 P.M.
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Christopher Meloni became a household name as Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." A short climb to his well-known role of over a decade, he now moved on to even greater heights.

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For twelve seasons, Christopher Meloni starred alongside Mariska Hargitay in the crime drama as Detective Elliot Stabler - a role he will be reprising in his own "Law & Order" show.

An exciting new step up for Christopher, the show will reportedly focus on the organized crime unit, and it's still in need of a title. Even so, Christopher's career is still in line with the direction from which it came.

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Back in the day, one of Christopher's performances caught the attention of David Milch, executive producer from "NYPD Blue." In turn, "Law & Order" executive producer Tom Fontana saw Christopher on "NYPD Blue," - which led to his casting in "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Tom Fontana and David Milch formed a part of a group of television writers that became rather "buddy-buddy," and among them was Dick Wolf from "Law & Order."

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Christopher then went to read for a part in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," but it took some prodding before he went in for an audition. Paired with Mariska Hargitay for the audition, the pair had instant on-screen chemistry - followed by their casting.

When news of Christopher's spin-off series broke, Mariska, who starred as Olivia Benson in "Law & Order," made sure to share her excitement at the perfectly timed news.

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Taking to social media on April 2, Mariska wished Christopher a happy birthday along with her well-wishes now that he landed his own show as she wrote, "Happy Birthday @chris_meloni Congratulations and welcome home Elliot Stabler."

Comedian Amy Schumer is also reportedly set to headline in her own television series for Hulu. Called "Love, Beth," the 10-episode series will follow a woman looking to unravel her past to have a happier future.

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Apart from starring in the series, Amy will reportedly also executive produce, direct, and write it, while casting will take place when production is set to resume sometime this summer.

The comedian also recently revived her YouTube channel with husband Chris Fischer as they gave some parenting advice after welcoming their son Gene Attell to the world.

Amy Schumer at Univision Studios on April 3, 2018, in Miami, Florida. | Source: Getty Images.

Amy Schumer at Univision Studios on April 3, 2018, in Miami, Florida. | Source: Getty Images.

The tip Amy Schumer most wanted to share is a hack to keep baby busy and safe, and all it involves is a steady cardboard box, blankets, and stuffed toys.

By lining the big box with blankets, the baby can stand up and flop back down without getting hurt while exercising those leg muscles, while the stuffed toys can provide entertainment and something fluffy to hold onto.

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