Mariska Hargitay will return for season 15 of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Credit: NBC

Credit: NBC

After a tense period of negotiations, where it looked as though Olivia Benson’s time with the Special Victims Unit might come to a sudden, ignominious end, NBC was able to come to an agreement with Mariska Hargitay, securing the actress for Law & Order: SVU‘s fifteenth season. Hargitay tweeted the good news yesterday:

NBC executives had renewed SVU earlier this month, prior to securing Hargitay for the next season, prompting intense negotiations to keep her with the long-running, successful franchise.

The financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but Hargitay earned $500,000 per episode for Season 14, so it’s likely she’ll be holding onto her title as TV’s highest-paid actress.

Via: TVLine

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