Stabler "Law & Order: SVU" Spinoff Starring Chris Meloni Is a Go!

Law & Order: SVU spinoff centered around the Elliot Stabler character is moving forward, according toVariety. Sources confirm that Chris Meloni, who left the show in 2011, will reprise his character. The show has received a 13 episode order from NBC. In the show, Stabler had retired from the force, but the new spinoff will feature the character as the head of the NYPD organized crime division. Dick Wolf will executive produce this show, as he has all the other Law and Order shows. NBC and Universal Television declined to comment at this time.