Harry Connick Jr. To Romance 'SVU's' Mariska Hargitay

Singer/actor Harry Connick Jr. has booked multi-episode gig on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as a love interest for Mariska Hargitay.

During last week’s Winter Television Critics Association press tour, NBC Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt confirmed the actor will have a four episode arc on NBC’s longest running drama series. Connick will play Executive Assistant District Attorney David Hadena, a prosecutor who mixes business with pleasure when paired with Det. Olivia Benson. Greenblatt noted this is Benson’s first official love interest.

This comes on top of Hargitay confirming she’ll return for the shows’ fourteenth season in the fall.

Connick’s arc begins during the January 18th episode.