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Today's News: Our Take - Kelli Giddish on Law & Order: SVU's New Recruits: The Fans Are Going to Love Us

Kelli Giddish | Photo Credits: Will Hart/NBC

Most people would be wary to begin a series in its 13th season. Most people would be nervous to join a cast after the exit of a high-profile star. Kelli Giddish is not most people.

"I couldn't feel better about it. ... There's no intimidation," Giddish tells TVGuide.com of jumping onboard Law & Order: SVU. "What attracted me was the prospect of re-invigorating a franchise that's been so well-known and so well-liked, and then to be the shaker and mover."

Giddish is one of two fresh faces in the 16th District's SVU team this season, which also sees the departure of longtime showrunner Neal Baer and the exit of star Christopher Meloni. "They've lost a close family member and that's very, very obvious. The writers are not making light of it. They're not ignoring it. They're addressing it and it's nice to see TV do that," she says. "I know, and the writers know, that the fans love Chris Meloni very much."

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