Law & Order

(1990)

Law & Order Synopsis

Law & Order, the longest running crime series and the second longest-running drama series in the history of American broadcast television, started its 18th season on NBC in the winter of 2008. The brainchild of creator Dick Wolf, Law & Order is the most successful brand in the history of primetime television; the winner of the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series; ties Cheers and M*A*S*H for the most consecutive best series nominations (eleven) and the longest-running drama series currently on American television. The series has also turned into one of entertainment's preeminent brands using a distinct ripped from the headlines format, and has spawned the successful spinoffs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Crime & Punishment and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Filmed entirely in and around New York City, this realistic yet fictional drama looks at crime and justice from a dual perspective. Law & Order has been renewed through 2009 and delivers some of the highest ratings on television, ranking fourth for any drama on any network among adults 18-49 for the past four full seasons. Season-to-date, the show remains a top-25 series among adults 18-49, a top-20 series in total viewers and one of the most upscale dramas on television. Law & Order was also television's #5 drama in overall total viewers for the 2003-04 season with an average of 15.9 million viewers. The acclaimed crime drama has chased away more than 20 competing dramas from the Wednesday (10-11 p.m. ET) hour since moving to that time period in 1992-1993. In 2006, after nearly fourteen years of airing at 10:00 PM, the series was moved to 9:00 PM to make room for the new NBC series Heist. After only two weeks, NBC opted to return the show to its 10:00 P.M. timeslot after the show fared poorly at 9:00 P.M.

Law & Order News
Law & Order Will Not Be Revived by TNT
The network revealed they won't pick the canceled series up for a 21st season.
Law & Order Making the Move to TNT?
It seems that the recently-canceled series could find a new home at the cable network.
NBC Reveals Full 2010-2011 Primetime Schedule
Take a look at all of the new shows on the network next fall.
Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn Visits Law & Order 20.23 Rubber Room
Detectives investigate a potential school attack in the episode airing Monday, May 24th.
Law & Order Officially Canceled
NBC also announced that Law & Order: Los Angeles was ordered to series.
NBC to Cancel Law & Order?
A new report surfaces about the fate of the long-running series.
The Law & Order Franchise Expanding to Los Angeles?
A new story reveals NBC has greenlit 13 episodes of a new spin-off series.
S. Epatha Merkerson Leaving Law & Order
The actress starred in 19 of the show's 20 seasons.
NBC Orders More Scripted Episodes to Fill in for The Jay Leno Show
The studio ordered more episodes of Law & Order, Parks and Recreation and more.
NBC Reveals Post-Leno Spring Schedule
The network announced premiere dates for Parenthood, The Marriage Ref and more.
NBC Announced Full Midseason Schedule
The network announced its premiere dates for Friday Night Lights, The Biggest Loser, Parenthood and much more.
Linus Roach and Rue McClanahan Talk Law & Order
The actor who portrays ADA Michael Cutter and this special guest star talk about this new episode.
Dick Wolf and Sam Waterston Talk Law & Order
The executive producer and star of this long-running series talks about the show's 19th season on the air.
Jesse L. Martin Leaving Law & Order
Anthony Anderson set to take the veteran actor's place.
Law & Order: London Coming Soon from NBC
The popular law show goes overseas.
Television Casting News: Bionic Woman and Journeyman
Also two Law & Order alumni join ABC's Big Shots.
Jesse L. Martin Returns to Law & Order
The actor is on for thirteen more episodes.
NBC Universal Renews All Three Law & Order Branded Series.
Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Law & Order Details
  • First Aired
    1990

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