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Richard Belzer To Leave Law & Order: SVU After 15 Seasons

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10/11/2013 6:18 pm
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Richard Belzer To Leave Law & Order: SVU After 15 Seasons
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Abbie Sedgeman

Staff Writer

After an astounding 15 seasons of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Richard Belzer – who played Sgt John Munch – has called it quits. A series representative confirmed to E! News that Belzer’s final episode will be ‘Wonderland Story’, airing October 16th. ‘Wonderland Story’ will contain a retirement party for Munch, at a special gathering with the NYPD staff, but that isn’t all. As well as a farewell to Belzer, there will be a mystery involving one of Benson’s – Mariska Hargitay – former rape cases. Belzer is an original cast member, joining the show in 1999; transitioning his character from Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993-99. Sgt Munch had already appeared in guest shots on Law & Order in 1996 and 1997, as well as guest shots on other shows, such as 30 Rock, The X-Files, The Wire, and Arrested Development. There are no immediate plans for Belzer to return, however this doesn’t mean he won’t ever return; a SVU representative confirmed that nothing is being ruled out. You can catch Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Wednesdays at 9pm ET on NBC and the promo for Belzer’s final episode can be seen below.


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