Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.

'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit'

Cold Case (tv program)Chase (tv program)Mariska HargitayDanny PinoNBCChristopher MeloniLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (tv program)
Abruptly departed: Christopher Meloni Played: Detective Elliot Stabler Lasted: Twelve seasons (1999-2011) Why he left: The star left after contract negotiations fell through between him and the network. Mariska Hargitay, who signed on for a reduced role, further throws the stalwart series... Chris Haston / NBC