Mariska Hargitay is seen on the set of popular NBC drama Law & Order: SVU in New York late last week (October 6). Mariska has been with the show since Season 1 in 1999.
In addition to Christopher Meloni leaving the series at the end of Season 12, B.D. Wong also won't be back for the current season. The actor - who plays forensic psychiatrist Dr. George Huang on the series - tweeted:
"I actually do not return for Season 13. I am jumping to Awake! It's awesome! [The SVU powers-that-be] gave me the blessing to do [the Awake pilot], which was really nice. But I don't really know if I can do both or not ... I don't know if or when I'll be back [on SVU]! It was amazing to have such a cool job for 11 years and to be a real NY Actor."