‘One Chicago’ Shows Love to ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Earning Major Honor

by Joe Rutland

Don’t let anyone tell you Outsiders that the “One Chicago” franchise can’t coexist with another Dick Wolf show, “Law & Order: SVU.”

In fact, that franchise made up of “Chicago Fire,” “P.D.,” and “Med,” took to Twitter and applauded a major honor for the “SVU” crew.

Oh, the show, which stars Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, was nominated for “The Show” and “The Drama Show” of 2021 by The People’s Choice Awards.

Take a look at what the “One Chicago” franchise sent out to their best buds.

“SVU” is the longest-running show from the original “Law & Order” franchise. It’s joined these days by “Organized Crime,” starring Chris Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler.

Besides Hargitay, Ice-T also stars as Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola.

Outsiders, catch new episodes of “SVU” on Thursdays at 9 p.m Eastern, 8 p.m. Central. “Organized Crime” follows at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Decided Not To Watch Show’s 500th Episode

With such an important milestone as reaching Episode No. 500 in the long, illustrious run of “Law & Order: SVU,” you’d think Hargitay was keen on seeing it.

Nope. She didn’t catch it. Why?

Hargitay chatted with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” recently.

She said to the talk-show hosts, “They sent me the link so many times and I was actually too nervous to watch it. Obviously, I’ve been doing this show for so long and Olivia Benson is in me, but I think that the idea of the 500th episode was so much pressure or something on me.

“And I was so nervous coming to work this day,” Hargitay said.

Hargitay Finds Time To Inspire Others Through Social Media Post

Now the “SVU” actress understands that her role is viewed by many as one where they can find hope and help.

Hargitay understands this, too, and uses her social media platforms sometimes to provide inspiration.

She did this recently as two famed actors, Robin Williams and Jackie Chan, brought her some words of comfort.

Hargitay, 57, made an Instagram post last Saturday afternoon. It had an image of Williams’ quote, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

Within the IG post itself, Hargitay wrote in this quote from Chan: “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”

Outsiders, Hargitay definitely knows about hard times and kindness. She is the daughter of late actress Jayne Mansfield and late actor-bodybuilder, Mickey Hargitay. Mariska lost her mother in a horrible auto accident. She grew up with that memory but found her own path with acting. For the “SVU” star, she keeps giving support and comfort to those in need.