Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni Renew Law & Order: SVU Deals

After months of negotiations, the NBC show's two stars are officially on for season 11

By Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna Jun 29, 2009 9:30 PMTags
Mariska Hargitay, Law And Order SVUJustin Stephens/NBC

The wait is over. After months of negotiations, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit stars Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni have renewed their contracts for two more years, a spokesperson for NBC confirms to us.

The two will be back for season 11, which begins Sept. 23, but the network is not commenting on the details of their deals. Also returning next season is...

Christine Lahti, who will be guest starring for the first four episodes of the season as an assistant district attorney. Stephanie March also returns to the show as ADA Alexandra Cabot in episode five for a 10-episode arc. 

Are you looking forward to season 11? Would the show be the same if they didn't return? Sound off in the comments below.