Though SVU's now in its 18th season, it’ still one of NBC’s top rated shows so it doesn’t look likely that it will be ending any time soon.
Now Chris Meloni - Elliot Stabler - on the show for the first 12 of those 18 years, and Mariska Hargitay - Olivia Benson's partner, was asked recently if he was up for returning to the show.
"I have always said I would be open to it," Meloni told "Entertainment Tonight" ....the circumstances have to be right, that is all."
Per Today.com, ...."audiences felt they were the perfect on-screen couple anyway, and when Meloni departed there was widespread mourning."
That's a definite feeling in my household, though we love all of the current SUV cast of characters, too!