"Gotta Dance!" — Imagining Musical Episodes for "Girls," "Modern Family" and More

By Benjamin Solomon
09 Mar 2014



Raul Esparza

"Law and Order: SVU," NBC

Why this show? After 15 seasons, what else does Dick Wolf's police procedural have to lose? The show's ratings remain solid, even though Mariska Hargitay is the only holdover from the first season. And it's not like the show's newest series regular, Tony-nominated actor Raul Esparza, isn't up to the task. 

Possible plot: The only way the NYPD can catch a rapist terrorizing the New York Musical Theater Festival is if Sergeant Benson (Hargitay) and Assistant DA Barba (Esparza) go undercover as performers. Barba wins over the trust of the chorus boys/suspects with his dramatic tenor.

Odds: Low. We're guessing musicals aren't Dick Wolf's bag, no matter how good Esparza is.

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