Sunday, May 19, 2024

Told You: “Law & Order SVU” Adds Octavio Pisano, from Season Premiere Episode, as a Regular


That didn’t take long.

I told you on September 24th that “Law & Order SVU” would add Octavio Pisano as a regular And now they have done exactly that.

Pisano made a huge impact on the two hour season premiere as Joe Velasco, an undercover cop sent into SUV’s midst. The producers knew it, too. They really showcased him with a big story of his own.

“SVU” needed a leading man, especially one Benson can flirt with besides this endless sort of embarrassing high school thing with Stabler. These people are in their 50s and act like they’re in 8th grade.

So welcome, Detective Velasco.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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