Might Jennifer Love Hewitt be in line for a major television role?
The actress, who has made news more for her failed relationships over the last couple years than anything she has done on the big or small screen, is a leading contender to replace Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU.
Hargitay has portrayed Detective Olivia Benson for for 12 years, but signed a new deal last week that only calls for her to appear on 13 episodes of the upcoming season.
NBC President Bob Greenblatt confirms that creative plans for 2011-2012 involve Benson taking on a supervisor role around halfway through, and a new female detective coming on board.
"We’re looking at options," he says. "Jennifer Love is somebody who we’ve been circling."
The large-breasted actress guest-starred last season on Law & Order: SVU and would bring at least two major assets to the long-running drama.