Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, an American police procedural television series, premiered on September 20, 1999 on NBC. Created by Dick Wolf, it is the first spin-off of Law & Order and follows the detectives of a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department's Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexually based offenses. SVU originally aired on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST, but it was moved to Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. after the ninth episode. Showrunner Robert Palm felt too disturbed by the subject matter and left after the season's conclusion.
When a mystery cab driver is found murdered, finding suspects turns out to be a lot harder than everyone thought.
A woman is apparently pushed out the window of her apartment building and the Special Victims Unit is assigned to find her killer. To do so, they realize they must unravel her complicated, secret past in order to succeed.
A teenage supermodel's attempted murder takes the Special Victims Unit detectives on an expedition through the dark world of abuse and drugs in the fashion world.
A murdered prostitute leads the detectives to believe they are looking for a serial killer, but the answer is much more complicated.
A pedophile is the prime suspect in the homicide of a travel author.
A co-ed who is hostess to prospective athletes is found dead on campus, and the star basketball recruit was seen with her prior to her death.
A convicted sex offender is the prime suspect in the death of an eight year old boy, but the case is more complicated than it appears.
An Assistant District Attorney is found raped and murdered in Central Park, and the detectives trace the heinous crime to a sex offender she prosecuted.
A wealthy young woman with a predilection for kinky sex is found dead after an apparent sex game gone awry, and half a million dollars worth of diamonds she purchased lead the police to her killer.
A woman is raped, but the detectives' case reaches a dead end, until six months later, when a similar case leads them to the probable attacker.
The son of the well-known head of a conservative group dies a brutal death after attending a party thrown by an upscale gay couple, yet a convicted rapist who wasn't invited to the party is the prime suspect.
A bi-sexual multi-millionaire is tied up and strangled, and the investigation leads to promiscuous Russian beauties.
A judge is found murdered and the detectives discover his abuse of power led to his demise.
The detectives race the clock to close the case of a rapist who attacked three women almost five years ago.
The brutal death of a man in a parked car leads detectives to a young socialite from one of the city's most powerful families, until a second crime turns up another suspect.
An elderly woman dies after her apartment is ransacked and she has been raped.
An attractive executive at an exclusive family run college is found murdered in her hotel room, apparently the victim of burglary, but appearances can be deceiving.
The rape of a teenage girl sends the detectives on a wild goose chase into cyberspace to find the suspect.
The Special Victims Unit detectives search for a subway rapist.
A local new personality reports her rape on the nightly news, but finding one of her attackers is only the beginning of her problems.
A piano teacher uses his young male students to perpetuate his sexual fantasies.
The detectives search for a young Romanian woman who appears to be living a slave-like existence.