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Harry Connick Jr. joining 'Law & Order: SVU'

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Not only is Mariska Hargitay staying on Law & Order: SVU, she's getting a new boyfriend: Harry Connick Jr. The singer is joining the show for a multistory arc in which her Olivia Benson has a fling with Connick's assistant D.A. That will certainly keep the fans' attention for awhile.

"This is a home run on so many levels," Hargitay said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "The show is very fortunate to have Harry's extraordinary talent, and I'm lucky because I get to work with my friend. I think Olivia couldn’t have asked for a better companion to take her through a new stage in her life and career."

Connick will arrive on the show Jan. 18. The letter-writing campaign to keep him on the show permanently starts Jan. 19.

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[Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 4:24pm]

    

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