Now Chris Meloni, NOT leaving SVU

TV Arts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- 

Christopher Meloni is sticking with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," 
executive producer Neal Baer Tweeted on Friday, despite a story in Australia's 
Courier-Mail to the contrary.

Asked by a fan if the star would be leaving his role as Detective Eliot 
Stabler after the show's twelfth season, Baer Tweeted simply, "No."

The Courier-Mail story, which quoted the star as saying "12 years is 
 enough," was no longer online as of Saturday.

In other "SVU" news, however, the producer did dish on casting scoops for 
the show, Tweeting that Jeri Ryan, Teddy Sears ("A Single Man"), Quinton 
Aaron ("The Blind Side"), a "star of Tyler Perry's movies" and the "star of 
an HBO series" would all appearing on one upcoming episode of the procedural 

"And who said that Jeri Ryan was gonna be in that episode [too] and knock 
heads with Ice-T? Oh, I just did," he Tweeted.
That was quick.   And I'm still not sold that SVU is coming back next 
Jeri Ryan?

Like to see her assimilate Mariska.