Mark your calendars, America. The Vice President is coming to cable.
Weekend after next, October 18 and 19th, VP Joe Biden himself will join Mariska Hargitay, for a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon on the USA network to promote domestic violence awareness. He and Hargitay have already filmed a series of PSAs that will air between episodes in the 18-hour run.
Talk about an arresting duo: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay and Vice President Joe Biden, together at last!
No, the VP is not making a special guest appearance on the long-running NBC series. Instead, he and Hargitay have joined forces on several public service announcements that will air during an “SVU” marathon set to air on USA Network on Sunday, Oct. 19.
The 14-hour run of back-to-back “SVU” episodes, called “No More Excuses,” is an event for National Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, and is partnered with Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation and the NO MORE campaign.
The marathon will focus on episodes about domestic violence, and the show’s star Hargitay recently released a statement notes that the focus will be on helping victims overcome the societal stigma associated with domestic violence and hopefully make an impact for victims and survivors. The Vice President’s appearance is part of the White House’s 1is2many initiative, which has become the Vice President’s signature issue since they won’t let him touch anything he can break.
You can cath the “No More Excuses” marathon starting at 9am EST on Saturday morning. If you somehow manage to miss every moment of Joe Biden, rumor has it he’s been popping up in ice cream parlors, sporting aviators and a wad of tens.