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Photo Flash: First Look - Alec Baldwin Guests on Tonight's LAW & ORDER as a Reporter!

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How's this for irony - Alec Baldwin will guest star in tonight's episode of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a reporter! In the episode, titled "Criminal Stories," Baldwin will portray Jimmy McArthur, described as a "legend in his own mind" by Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson, the commanding officer of Manhattan's Special Victims Unit.

Baldwin has recently been embroiled in a string of heated exchanges with members of the press. Will tonight give the controversial actor the opportunity to get his revenge? Get a first look below!

In tonight's episode airing 9/8c on NBC, renowned New York Ledger columnist Jimmy MacArthur (Baldwin) is given full access to Sergeant Benson (Hargitay) and the squad for an inside look at the city's Special Victims Unit. When the rape case of a young Muslim woman (guest star Summer Bishil) escalates to a hate crime, Jimmy stays one step ahead of the investigation and declares the entire crime a hoax.

With the victim under fierce public scrutiny, Benson struggles to keep the case on solid ground and fears a rapist will go free. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins) and Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba). Also guest starring Tamara Tunie (M.E. Melinda Warner), Delaney Williams (Counselor John Buchanan), Leslie Odom Jr. (Reverend Curtis Scott), Josh Pais (Hank Abraham), Nick Mennell (Elias Kemp Jr.) and Katie Couric (as herself).

Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its fifteenth season, is the longest-running Primetime drama currently on television. This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's "Law & Order" brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.

Photos by: Michael Parmelee/NBC

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