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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Canceled/Ended
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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  • After her departure from the series, Jill Hennessy wrote and directed the film The Acting Class (2000) using Law & Order's sets. Many L&O cast members such as Jerry Orbach and Angie Harmon
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    After her departure from the series, Jill Hennessy wrote and directed the film The Acting Class (2000) using Law & Order's sets. Many L&O cast members such as Jerry Orbach and Angie Harmon volunteered to appear in her film, which was a mock-documentary.
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  • Season 8 (1997-98) marks the first season of the series in which there were no main character changes. From season 2 on, there was at least one change in the main characters either at the…
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    Season 8 (1997-98) marks the first season of the series in which there were no main character changes. From season 2 on, there was at least one change in the main characters either at the beginning of or during the season.
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  • The show was known for underplaying the background stories of its characters. During the 1995-96 season, hints were dropped that the characters of Jack McCoy and Claire Kincaid were lovers (a…
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    The show was known for underplaying the background stories of its characters. During the 1995-96 season, hints were dropped that the characters of Jack McCoy and Claire Kincaid were lovers (a fact confirmed in a later episode). Many fans enjoy spotting where and when these subtle hints occur in each episode. However, when Elisabeth Röhm's character Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn came out as gay in her very last line on the show (after she is fired, Southerlyn asks, "Is this because I'm a lesbian?") after absolutely no other indication of her character's sexual orientation had been given during her 4 years on the show, the writers came in for widespread derision from TV critics (including Slate's Dana Stevens, USA Today's Robert Bianco, and Tim Goodman of the San Francisco Chronicle) and on internet message boards for using the revelation of her orientation for its shock value instead of allowing it to be any part of her character.
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