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The Days Of Our Lives Star Joining Law & Order: SVU In Season 24

As "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" enters its 24th season, fans can expect some new exciting (and disturbing) adventures from Captain Olivia Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) team. The latest season will also be introducing a fresh detective. Following in the footsteps of soon-to-be former "Law & Order: SVU" star Kelli Giddish, who portrays Amanda Rollins, the latest addition to the squad also has a background in soaps. Giddish spent several years on "All My Children" as Di Henry, and she isn't the only actor who has transitioned from soaps to the crime-fighting world of "Law & Order."

Soap stars, especially "Days of Our Lives" stars, migrating to or even guest starring on a "Law & Order" series is definitely not uncommon. "Days of Our Lives" star Daniel Crosgrove made an appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" on the Season 18 episode "Motherly Love," while Dr. Kayla Brady Johnson actor Mary Beth Evans made an appearance on the Season 10 premiere as an unethical doctor who prescribes medication too quickly to in order to deal with bothersome patients. 

Now, another "Days of Our Lives" actor is getting ready to join the venerable crime procedural in a major role.

Molly Burnett is joining the cast of Law & Order: SVU for Season 24

"Days of Our Lives" star Molly Burnett has joined "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as the recurring character Detective Grace Muncy, according to TVLine. Most recognized as Melanie from the aforementioned soap, Burnett has also worked on shows like "General Hospital" and played Kelly Anne Van Awken on "Queen of the South." Additionally, Burnett has previously guest-starred on shows like "FBI: Most Wanted," "CSI: Cyber," and "Chicago P.D.," so she clearly knows her way around the set of a criminal investigation.

Not too much is currently known about Burnett's character. So far, we do know she's an experienced detective with a background in gang activity. Thanks to the information from TVline, we also get the sense that Det. Muncy will be sharp, a skilled investigator, and not willing to take anyone's crap. It sounds like a lot of the traits people love about Olivia Benson are reflected in Muncy. With the diversity of the show and the reputation for well-written characters, there shouldn't be any real chance of overlapping too much.