Kelli Giddish did not choose to leave "Law & Order: SVU" when she did.

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Neither did the program's creator, David Graziano, make the choice.

The company constantly strives to maintain the show as current and up-to-date as feasible.

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However, the choice had already been made when another producer lobbied to keep Giddish on the procedural.

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The discussion also included her future on the show and compensation talks.

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In a statement on Wednesday, Giddish announced that this will be her final season on "Law & Order: SVU."

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She spend almost 12 years as a part of 'Law & Order' family. She joined in her 20's

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Alongside Hargitay, Ice-T, and Peter Scanavino, Giddish joined the show for Season 13 in 2011.

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Producer Julie Martin assured fans that the duo "will have a happy ending" after the exit news broke.

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Giddish will make an appearance on "Organized Crime" and "Law & Order" flagship series' Season 24 debut on September 22.

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