Is Christopher Meloni Leaving Law & Order: SVU?
05/25/2011 AT 02:50 PM EDT
Christopher Meloni, who has played Detective Stabler since the series began in 1999, is leaving the show after contract talks broke down, according to TVLine.
There's been no official comment yet from NBC. But the search reportedly is now on for a new partner for Mariska Hargitay.