Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1 1999
The successful series "Law & Order" launched its first spin-off with the premiere season of this crime drama, which focuses on a specialized Manhattan police unit trained to deal with sex crimes, as well as crimes involving children. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are the show's main detectives, and they report to Capt. Donald Cragen (Dann Florek), who appeared on the original "Law & Order" for three series. This series' reputation for casting famous guest stars began with this first season, which features Tracy Pollan as a rape victim seeking revenge and Andrew McCarthy as a corporate lawyer who's hiding something.
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 49 wins & 141 nominations.
1h | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer
Creator: Dick Wolf