Chris Meloni leaving 'Law & Order: SVU' after contract expires
Details are scarce on his departure, but one report suggested neither Meloni or network NBC could agree on a new contract.
Talks between the two parties "broke down," this week, according to TV Line, and creator Dick Wolf is allegedly already shopping for a new star to play opposite Mariska Hargitay.
One name being kicked around is Jennifer Love Hewitt. Who do you think would be a good Meloni replacement? Tell us in comments.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Chris Meloni attends a screening of the film "Submarine" in New York City Sunday. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images