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NBC Revives The Original Law & Order TV Series For Its 21st Season

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More than 11 years after one of NBC’s most bizarre cancellations, with the original Law & Order being taken off the air for what would have been its record-breaking 21st season, the network is bringing back the beloved show.

NBC has given the go-ahead for a 21st season of the original flagship series from series/franchise creator Dick Wolf and writer/showrunner Rick Eid, according to a network press release.

Casting and a premiere date will be announced at a later date, although several of the stars of the show that launched a massive franchise are believed to be returning.

Coming back: More than 11 years after one of NBC’s most bizarre cancellations, taking the original Law & Order off the air for what would have been its record-breaking 21st season, the network is bringing back the beloved show

Several Stars: Casting and a premiere date to be announced at a later date, although several stars from the show that launched a massive franchise are believed to be returning

Several Stars: Casting and a premiere date to be announced at a later date, although several stars from the show that launched a massive franchise are believed to be returning

Green light: NBC has given the green light for a 21st season of the original flagship series from series/franchise creator Dick Wolf and writer/showrunner Rick Eid, according to a network press release

Green light: NBC has given the green light for a 21st season of the original flagship series from series/franchise creator Dick Wolf and writer/showrunner Rick Eid, according to a network press release

Law & Order will continue the format created for the original run used for the various spin-offs, echoing “the police investigating crime and the prosecutors prosecuting the offenders.”

“There are few things in life that are literally dreams come true. This is mine,” says creator and executive producer Dick Wolf.

“Law & Order is quite simply one of the most iconic shows in television history, and the idea of ​​continuing his legacy and teaming up with Dick on an all-new season is nothing short of exciting. This is great news for both NBC and TV fans everywhere,” said Susan Rovner, president, Entertainment Content, NBC Universal Television and Streaming.

Format: Law & Order continues the format created for the original run used for the various spin-offs, echoing

Format: Law & Order continues the format created for the original run used for the various spin-offs, echoing “the police investigating crime and the prosecutors prosecuting the offenders”

“The return of the flagship Law & Order series for a pivotal 21st season is a proud moment for Dick and a proud moment for us, his studio partners,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Studio Group.

Law & Order was about to pass Gunsmoke as the longest-running primetime drama series ever with its 21st season, though the show was eventually canceled without a proper finale when renewal negotiations failed.

NBC chose Law & Order: Los Angeles instead, starring Skeet Ulrich and Corey Stoll, even though it only ran for one season of 22 episodes.

Brink: Law & Order was about to pass Gunsmoke as the longest-running primetime drama series ever with its 21st season, though the show was eventually canceled without a proper finale when renewal negotiations failed.

Brink: Law & Order was about to pass Gunsmoke as the longest-running primetime drama series ever with its 21st season, though the show was eventually canceled without a proper finale when renewal negotiations failed.

Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit eventually passed Gunsmoke in the record books, now in its 23rd season, although Gunsmoke still holds the record for the most live-action episodes (635), though The Simpsons currently has 707 episodes for the most in prime-time TV history.

The original Law & Order garnered more than 50 Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Drama Series in 1997.

Law & Order first transitioned into Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which debuted in 1999, and was followed by Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which ran for 10 seasons between 2001 and 2011.

Special Victims: Dick Wolf's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit eventually passed Gunsmoke in the record books, now in its 23rd season, although Gunsmoke still holds the record for the most live-action episodes (635), although The Simpsons currently has 707 episodes has for the most in primetime TV history

Special Victims: Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit eventually passed Gunsmoke in the record books, now in its 23rd season, although Gunsmoke still holds the record for the most live-action episodes (635), although The Simpsons currently has 707 episodes has for the most in primetime TV history

Criminal Intent: Law & Order was first turned into Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which debuted in 1999, and was followed by Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which ran for 10 seasons between 2001 and 2011.

Criminal Intent: Law & Order was first turned into Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which debuted in 1999, and was followed by Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which ran for 10 seasons between 2001 and 2011.

Other spin-offs included Law & Order: Trial by Jury and Law & Order: True Crime, both of which only lasted one season, with the latest, Law & Order: Organized Crime, starring Christopher Meloni returning as Elliot Stabler and debuts this spring. .

This new series will be executive produced by Wolf and Eid, alongside Wolf Entertainment’s Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Many of Law & Order’s cast members are currently featured on Wolf’s other shows, with S. Epatha Merkerson in NBC’s Chicago Med and Alana De La Garza in the CBS series FBI.

Elliot returns: Other spin-offs included Law & Order: Trial by Jury and Law & Order: True Crime, both of which only lasted one season, with the latest Law & Order: Organized Crime starring Christopher Meloni returning as Elliot Stabler, debuting this spring

Elliot returns: Other spin-offs included Law & Order: Trial by Jury and Law & Order: True Crime, both of which only lasted one season, with the latest Law & Order: Organized Crime starring Christopher Meloni returning as Elliot Stabler, debuting this spring

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