Happy 300th episode, "Law & Order: SVU"!

The long-running NBC drama celebrated its milestone 300th episode on Mon., Sept. 17. The episode, which is the fifth one of the season, will air as part of the upcoming Season 14.

The cast, including Mariska Hargitay who has played Detective Olivia Benson since the series premiered in September 1999, took to Twitter to discuss the landmark event.


Mariska Hargitay
Can't believe we started filming our 300 episode today!


Mariska Hargitay
With the entire SVU squad celebrating the 300th episode, who's keeping the streets safe???

Ice-T, who joined the series in October 2000 during the show's second season, thanked the series' dedicated fans for their support.


ICE T
SVU has completed 300 episodes and got a fly cake. Salute to the fans!!

"Law & Order: SVU" kicks off its 14th season with a two-hour premiere on Wed., Sept. 26 starting at 9 p.m. ET. The new season picks up after the Season 13 shocker that saw Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) waking up next to a dead hooker. Paget Brewster and Adam Baldwin will guest star in the Season 14 premiere.

Take a look at photos from the celebration below.

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  • "Vanity's Bonfire"

    Jessica Hecht as Gillian Webster

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    Ice-T as Det. Odafin "Fin" Tutuola, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins

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    Scott Bakula as Kent Webster

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    Scott Bakula as Kent Webster

  • "Vanity's Bonfire"

    Scott Bakula as Kent Webster

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    "SVU's" 300th episode cake.

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    Dick Wolf and the cast of "SVU."

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    Co-Executive Producer Michael Smith, Executive Producer Julie Martin, Co-Executive Producer Ed Zuckerman, Ice-T as Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola, Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen, Executive Producer Dick Wolf, Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Executive Producer Peter Jankowski, Co-Executive Producer Arthur Forney, Executive Producer Warren Leight.

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    Ice-T as Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola, Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro, Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins, Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen, Executive Producer Dick Wolf, Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Executive Producer Warren Leight.

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    Mike Canosa from transportation, Production Accountant Greg Cattano, Executive Producer Peter Jankowski, Eddie Coonan of transportation, Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cregan, Executive Producer Dick Wolf, Richard Belzer as Detective John Munch, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Co-Executive Producer Arthur Forney, Director Jean DeSegonzac, John Raffone of transportation, Publicist Pam Golum -- "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" celebrates 300 episodes with the current cast and crew who worked on episode 1.

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    The cast of "Law & Order: SVU."

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    The cast and crew of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" surround Executive Producer Dick Wolf to celebrate the 300th episode of the show.

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    Dick Wolf.

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    Richard Belzer, Dick Wolf & Mariska Hargitay.

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    Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Co-Executive Producer Arthur Forney, Co-Producer/Casting Director Jonathan Strauss, Executive Producer Warren Leight.

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    Dick Wolf and the cast celebrate "SVU's" 300th episode.

  • Law and Order: SVU Season 14

    Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson.

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    Jason Cerbone as CEA Counselor Terrence Quinn, Dann Florek as Captain Donald Cragen.

  • Law and Order: SVU Season 14

    Dean Winters as Detective Brian Cassidy, Danny Pino as Detective Nick Amaro.

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