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Law & Order: SVU fans, have no fear. Mariska Hargitay will be returning to the show for season 15.

Mariska, who has played New York detective Olivia Benson in more than 300 episodes, announced on Saturday that she'll be reprising her role for at least one more season.

The actress has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Olivia since the 1999 premiere. That's right, folks, pre-2000!

Her last contract paid a reported $500,000 per episode, making her one of TV's highest salaried stars. For that kind of money, who wouldn't come back for more?!

At the end of season 14, Mariska's contract had expired, leaving her future in doubt. But the actress took to Twitter yesterday to put fans at ease.

Check out her message to fans:

Source: Gossip Cop

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