Retired Detective John Munch Returns to Law & Order: SVU (PHOTO)

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Fan favorite Sgt. John Munch (Richard Belzer, right) isn’t exactly a fashionista, but the acerbic retired detective returns to NBC’s Law & Order: SVU in the May 4 episode to deal with some unfinished police business in the modeling industry. A young model claims she was assaulted by a famous photographer (Fisher Stevens) who had been unsuccessfully investigated in the past by Munch and Det. Fin Tutuola (Ice T, left). This time around, they’re hoping for a win. “It was like a family reunion,” Belzer says of being back on set. “I felt like I never left. Being with Mariska [Hargitay] and Ice T again was truly a dream come true.”

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