Saturday, June 15, 2024

“Law & Order SVU” Team Rallies Around Kelli Giddish, Promising Character Gets Happy Ending


Yesterday “Law & Order SVU” star Kelli Giddish announced she’d be written out of the series sometime this season. She’s been on for 11 of the show’s 24.

The response has been interesting. It’s clear Giddish is not leaving of her own accord. Either she’s leaving in a contract dispute, or Dick Wolf Productions is cutting the show’s budget. Giddsh, Mariska Hargitay, and Ice T would be the top earners on the show.

Now “SVU” writers and producers are rallying to her side. Executive Producer Julie Martin wrote on Twitter, referring to Giddish’s character Rollins and her lover, ADA Carisi: “#Rollisi will have a happy ending. Stay tuned.”

How that would be possible without also writing out Carisi actor Peter Scanavino is unknown.

Just prior to that, Martin Tweeted:

“Thank you to the beautiful, kind, smart and outrageously talented @KelliGiddish words can’t describe what a joy and a privilege it has been to be by your side, learning and growing with Amanda Rollins for the past eleven seasons. The road will bring us together again. XO”

Kathy Dobie, an “SVU” writer posted:

“Working with @KelliGiddish has been one of the great joys of my life. We all love writing for her because Kelli can do anything. So out of this world talented and such a fun, hilarious, lovely, smart person. I’m going to miss the hell out of Kelli aka Detective Amanda Rollins.”

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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