Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 13, 1990
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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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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  • Stephen Tobolowsky auditioned for the role of Sargeant Max Greevey.
  • Goof (factual errors): In a few Law & Order episodes Detective Briscoe will approach a drug dealer whom he will know has information valuable to the case, but the dealer will usually play…
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    Goof (factual errors): In a few Law & Order episodes Detective Briscoe will approach a drug dealer whom he will know has information valuable to the case, but the dealer will usually play dumb so Briscoe and his partner will frisks the dealer and find drugs, the cuffs come out and the dealer will spill his guts. This action is called the squeeze and the way it's done is illegal. The proper procedure is that after finding the drugs the Police are meant to arrest the dealer and bring him to the D.A's office for a plea-for-information deal. As only the D.A's have the authority to put the squeeze on as they will need proof of evidence in case the dealers testimony is needed in a court of Law.
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  • All three of the series' longest-serving cast members lasted far longer than those they replaced: Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe) (1992-2004) lasted twelve years and replaced Paul…
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    All three of the series' longest-serving cast members lasted far longer than those they replaced: Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe) (1992-2004) lasted twelve years and replaced Paul Sorvino (Sgt. Phil Ceretta) who lasted only a year and a half (1991-1992); S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren) (1993-2010), was with the series for seventeen seasons, replaced Dann Florek (Captain Don Cragen), who lasted three years (1990-1993); Sam Waterston (Executive District Attorney/District Attorney Jack McCoy) (1994-2010), who was with the series for sixteen seasons, replaced Michael Moriarty (Executive Assistant District Attorney Ben Stone), who lasted four years (1990-1994) and all three of the series' longest-serving cast members that were not there when the series ended lasted far longer than the ones that replaced them. Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe) (1992-2004) lasted twelve years and was replaced by Dennis Farina (Detective Joe Fontana) (2004-2006) who lasted two years. Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Shiff) (1990-2000) lasted ten years and was replaced by Dianne Wiest (D.A. Nora Lewin) (2000-2002) who lasted two years Jesse L. Martin (Detective Ed Green) (1999-2008) lasted nine years and was replaced by Anthony Anderson (Detective Kevin Bernard) (2008-2010) who lasted two years.
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