This is off our normal beat, but during the show renewal and cancellation phase earlier in the month there was a lot of interest about whether Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni would get their contract issues resolved and return to their roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. From our perspective the return was never in doubt, especially once the show’s renewal was announced.
However, apparently there is still a bit of “i” dotting and “t” crossing to be done. From TV Guide:
A new deal is in the works to bring Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni back to Law & Order SVU for an eleventh season. Hargitay flew to L.A. last week to discuss the details with creator Dick Wolf, and the agreement is expected to be announced within the week.