NBC hands record-breaking 21st season order to "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," starring Mariska Hargitay and "All My Children" alum Kelli Giddish.
On the <strong>Wednesday, October 1</strong> episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," entitled "American Disgrace," former "One Life to Live" star <strong>Kelley Missal</strong> (ex-Dani Manning) will appear as an alleged rape victim of pro basketball star Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins (guest star <strong>Henry Simmons</strong>; "NYPD Blue," "Another World"). In the episode, Orion press rep Carla Cannon (Missal) tells reporters she was raped by Wilkins. When more women come forward, Benson (<strong>Mariska Hargitay</strong>) and Detective Carisi (guest star <strong>Peter Scanavino</strong>) disagree on the authenticity of each woman’s story, and Barba (<strong>Raul Esparza</strong>) takes a shaky case to court.
"All My Children," aired its series finale on Friday, September 23, 2011 with its largest weekly audience in over four years (since week of August 20, 2007), its largest single day episode in more than 4 1/2 years (since the May 11, 2007 episode) and tied its highest weekly household rating in four years (since week of September 24, 2007). The canceled ABC soap managed to place second in households for the first time in 16 years (since week of July 10, 1995) and placed second in viewers for the first time in nearly seven years (since week of December 6, 2004).