A few weeks ago, I was giving the head honchos over at NBC the stink eye. They had been talking all sorts of nonsense about “moving forward” with or without the two stars of Law & Order: SVU, Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.

Then I thought, NBC can’t be that dumb, can they? SVU is their number one rated show. Did they really think they’d continue to get those same ratings with different lead actors? Because those of us who actually watch every week knew they wouldn’t.

Well, it pleases me to share with all of you that it looks like replacing Benson and Stable is no longer a possibility. The contract dispute seems to have worked itself out. Translation: NBC must have seen the light and realized that they needed to cave to whatever their stars’ demands were, in order for them to stay on.

TV Guide Magazine reports the following:

A new deal is in the works to bring Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni back to Law & Order SVU for an eleventh season. Hargitay flew to L.A. last week to discuss the details with creator Dick Wolf, and the agreement is expected to be announced within the week.

Hallelujah, because I was going to have to choke a bitch if that worst case scenario came to fruition.