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Chris Meloni quits 'Law & Order: SVU'

Say goodbye to detective team Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler. The duo, who have been fighting fake crimes together for 12 seasons on "Law & Order: SVU," is splitting up thanks to some drama happening off screen. Although details are still scarce, it looks like Chris Meloni, who plays Stabler, is exiting the show over a contract dispute. Meanwhile his costar Mariska Hargitay (Benson) plans to return, but she may not appear in every episode. Mike Coppola / Getty Images