Dann Florek Returning to ‘Law & Order: SVU’ for One Episode


“Law & Order: SVU” is bringing back two familiar faces — Dann Florek and Andre Braugher.

Both actors will return for one guest star shot in the same episode, Variety has confirmed.

“Law & Order” vet Florek made his departure from “SVU” during the 15th season, after spending 14 years as Captain Cragen on the procedural since its start in 1999. Before “SVU,” he starred in the same role on the original flagship for the first three seasons, making guest appearances throughout the series.

Braugher, currently co-starring opposite Andy Samberg on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” has recurred five times on “SVU,” and also made one guest appearance on “Law & Order,” at the start of his career.

On the upcoming episode, Florek will reprise his role as the now-retired Cragen, TV Guide first reported, to help the squad reopen a rape case, which Braugher’s attorney character is working on.

Florek and Braugher’s episode airs this May.

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  1. Bj Garnaus says:

    So excited to see Dann Florek back…even for one time only. Can’t wait!

  2. You didn’t mention that at least one of Braugher’s appearances was as his character from Homicide.

  3. Lisa Farrah says:

    I <3 him so glad to see even one episode!

  4. David Licht says:

    WOW! HOW AWESOME! TOTALLY EXCITED! Glad to see he’s returning even if its for one ep.

  5. it will be nice to have him back i really liked him

  6. lois says:

    What is going on with Olivia!-Rumor she also is leaving the show? That would be a great loss. I am and have been a fan for years-@ 75-I agree Stable needs to come back and for peats sake -pay him-he is worth every penny on what he brings to the show! Lois-WA

  7. Please please bring back ELLIOT STABLER

    • Eva Hutsell says:

      People please give it up on Stabler coming back, He has said he is not coming back on the today show. he said they don’t get paid enough to do all the traveling from one taping sight to the other. the show doesn’t pay for hotels or food and they have to pay their own way. that is the reason he will not come back. But he did get to see Mariska one more time which is what he wanted to do. but I will be glad to see that show withFlorek comes back. wish he would come back to stay tho. !!

  8. Bri says:

    I think that’s is awesome ..but it would the cats ass if they did bring back stabler he is my world he as put a lot of good into my life and I will alway be thankful for that !!!!!

  9. Donna Smythe says:

    Love it. Just saw Andre last night in an old espisode and he was superb as ususal. Be interesting to see the dynamics of Cragen returning and Olivia in charge. Stabbler is in another unit, he should be able to return in a crossover role, did it with Olivia’s boyfriend, anything is possible.

  10. Diana says:

    I’m so happy those two are coming back. Can you offer Stabler enough money to come back? He and Olivia were such an awesome unbelievable team.

  11. carol handley says:

    I love law and order! If it’s on it’s on my tv any flavor!

  12. c.o'neal says:

    Great! Can hardly wait!

  13. It’s great to see that Dann Florek will be back for an episode. However, it will undeniably start a surge of people screaming to bring not only him back to the show, but Chris Meloni and other fan favorites. I’ll just be the first one to say it: IT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN! Dann Florek was making $150,00+ per episode when he was gracefully(or ungracefully) forced out, and Meloni was making $400,000 per episode. The contracts of Kelli, Danny, Raul, Peter and ICE-T are UP after this season, and all of them will be looking for pay increases. The first 4 TOGETHER don’t make the $400,000 per episode Meloni was getting. I don’t know what kind of money problems SVU is having, but NBC is working hard to convince us that there are problems. They’ve cut the budget for the show and the payroll for 4 years now. Since Warren Leight will be leaving the show after the 2015-16 season, NBC needs to start looking for a new show runner NOW, so that they can renew the show for the 2016-17 season by next February(just like they did this season). Could Julie Martin be the new show runner? Is there a former L&O show runner who might be interested? Stay Tuned.

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