Law & Order: SVU Casts Two New Detectives

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Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish have a challenge ahead of them far greater than fighting crime on the streets of New York City.

The actors have been chosen to replace a pair of TV icons, as they've been cast as new detectives on Law & Order: SVU, taking over for Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.

After 12 seasons as Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson, respectively, the former did not sign a new contract while the latter will move to a supervisor position on the show halfway through the 2011-2012 season.

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Says Executive Producer/Creator Dick Wolf: "I'm very pleased that we have two amazing actors joining the cast. I know this combination will give us the opportunity to explore the world of SVU with new eyes."

Are you excited for the casting shake-up?

[Photos: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures, FOX]

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Is Benson Leaving too?? The only 1 left is Ice Tea!

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Elliot Stabler--I really miss him! The new one's, I really don't care for them! My Ma used to be a pretty faithful follower until, you took Elliot off! She said: Olivia's changed too--she's turned into such a bitch!

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I kind of like the new detectives I think they're better than Stabler...he was a loser who couldn't get his shit together and Oivia is better off with out him. Go the new 2012 show!

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Bad move on the part of the shows executives...I have no doubt that the shows ratings will begin to plummet. Sometimes change is NOT good!!! Please bring bake Christopher Meloni!

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They have a right to want a change for themselves but I will really miss them. They made the show! At least Olivia will continue to have a role.

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This show will not be the same anymore with out stabler and benson. You can't replace olivia with a blonde headed chick, that just won't be the same, but we'll see how it goes.

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Replacing Benson and Stabler is the worst thing that could happen to this show. This show grew on me because of stabler and Benson. Their characters play a major role in why i even like the show in the first place. I began watching the first show if the new season without Stabler and 5 minutes into the show i lost interest and turned to something else.

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Im very up set with the way you guys have the show now. I want to let you no that me and my close friends will not watch this show anymore! We are so for real bring him back HOW!!!!!!

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This cast change is almost as bad as Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen.

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I have been watching SVU for 3 years now and this is the only law and order i love and watch because of Elliot and Benson. They made this show i cant believe there not returning. I have to say I dont think im going to watch svu anymore.