Stars line up to be 'SVU' guests

July 30, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Henry Ian Cusick, Joan Cusack and Maria Bello have signed up to be guest stars on the U.S. police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC said.

Season 12 is to premiere with a 2-hour episode Sept. 22.

Production on the new season is already under way. The show is currently the longest-running drama series on television.

"We're looking forward to launching our 12th season with a special two hours of 'SVU' that will take Benson and Stabler through the twists and turns everyone loves," Neal Baer, the show's executive producer, said in a statement -- referring to lead characters played by Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay. "We're blasting off with a stellar guest cast including Joan Cusack, Peter Strauss and 'Lost's' Henry Ian Cusick."

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