As the show enters its 13th season, veteran Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler) will not return. Pino and Giddish will work alongside Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) who will have a limited role.
Pino played the role of Detective Scotty Valens for seven seasons on CBS’ “Cold Case” and last season Giddish starred in NBC’s “Chase” as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost.
Source: USA Today