Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 13, 1990
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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Law & Order

The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

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The show had 20 seasons and 457 episodes air between 1990 and 2010.

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On May 14, 2010, NBC announced that it had canceled Law & Order and would air the series finale on May 24, 2010. But Wolf has since stated that he is trying to find a new home for the show.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Jerry Orbach auditioned for the role of Sgt. Max Greevey but was beat out by George Dzundza. Orbach later joined the show as Det. Lennie Briscoe.
  • With the airing of its 20th season, beginning 25 September 2009, "L&O" tied the record held by Gunsmoke for the longest running prime-time drama series on US television (other shows, such as
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    With the airing of its 20th season, beginning 25 September 2009, "L&O" tied the record held by Gunsmoke for the longest running prime-time drama series on US television (other shows, such as Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons have lasted longer, but in other genres). However, it was announced in May 2010 that the series was not renewed for the 2010-2011 season, so the "Gunsmoke" tie remains unbroken.
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  • The series was originally set to film in Los Angeles, but Dick Wolf fought NBC to film it in New York City and won. In May 2010, it was announced that a new L.A.-based spin-off, tentatively…
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    The series was originally set to film in Los Angeles, but Dick Wolf fought NBC to film it in New York City and won. In May 2010, it was announced that a new L.A.-based spin-off, tentatively titled 'Law & Order: Los Angeles, would start in the 2010 fall lineup.
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