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Exclusive: SVU Books Shameless Star for Episode About Violent Youths

Ethan Cutkosky, BD Wong | Photo Credits: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Justin Stephens/NBC

Following Law & Order: SVU‘s headline-ripping take on Chris Brown and Rihanna’s rocky relationship, the veteran NBC drama is poised to explore another hot topic.

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Shameless star Ethan Cutkosky has been tapped to play a troubled boy named Henry Mesner, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Despite his seemingly normal and supportive upbringing, and various diagnoses and prescriptions, Henry has become increasingly antisocial and his capacity for violence is escalating.

“The question for our detectives is,” executive producer Warren Leight tells TVGuide.com, “is Henry a born psychopath?” To help answer that question…

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