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Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 3:42PM EDT
NBC orders Law & Order: Hate Crimes as a spinoff of Law & Order: SVU
NBC announced the 13-episode series from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit showrunner Warren Leight that will be introduced on SVU later this season. The NYPD's actual Hate Crime Task Force, the second-oldest bias-based task force in the U.S., works under the real Special Victims Unit and often borrows SVU detectives to assist in their investigations. “As with all of my crime shows, I want to depict what’s really going on in our cities and shine a light on the wide-ranging victims and show that justice can prevail,” Wolf said in a statement. “Twenty years ago when SVU began, very few people felt comfortable coming forward and reporting these crimes, but when you bring the stories into people’s living rooms – with characters as empathetic as Olivia Benson – a real dialogue can begin. That’s what I hope we can do with this new show in a world where hate crimes have reached an egregious level.” Leight added: “I’m extremely impressed by the actual men and women investigating these cases in a city as complicated and diverse as New York. The work they are doing puts them on the front lines in a battle for the soul of our city and nation. I’m thrilled about the chance to reunite with Dick and NBC to portray the reality of this crisis.”
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Law & Order: SVU's renewal gives Dick Wolf another chance to break Gunsmoke's record -- thanks to Mariska Hargitay
In 2010, NBC canceled Law & Order after 20 seasons, denying Wolf as shot at breaking Gunsmoke's 20-season TV record. Now Wolf has another chance to break the record following NBC's Season 20 renewal of SVU. Wolf has a better shot because of Hargitay. "As the mastermind behind the Law & Order franchise, Wolf has been instrumental in Law & Order: SVU’s staying power, but a major part of the credit has to go to star Hargitay who plays the show’s iconic Lt. Olivia Benson of the Special Victims Unit of the NYPD, an elite squad of detectives that investigates sexually based crimes," says Nellie Andreeva. "The role has earned her an Emmy Award and eight nominations for Lead Actress in a Drama Series. While the mothership Law & Order series went through multiple lead cast overhauls, with none of the original cast members staying past Season 10, Hargitay has been Law & Order: SVU‘s heart and soul since the pilot, leading the cast for 20 seasons. The last 19 of them she has had Ice-T by her side."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
WGN America schedules a Law & Order "Before They Were Famous" marathon
Source: TV Insider
The marathon, airing all-day Friday, will feature guest actors such as Ellen Pompeo, Allison Janney, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Garner, Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies.
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
What to watch instead of the Super Bowl
Besides the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl, Super Bowl alternatives include marathons of Law & Order, The Walking Dead and The Purge.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Stephen King proposes a great idea for a TV series: Law & Order: Vampire Squad
“You're not going to think I am serious about this, but I am: I would like to see Dick Wolf add a new show to his franchise--LAW AND ORDER VAMPIRE SQUAD,” the author tweeted over the weekend.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Read a list of holiday TV marathons
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Comedy Central has a That ’70s Show marathon every day through Friday. ALSO: Here are 13 holiday specials that are currently available for streaming.
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Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
Conan O’Brien presents a Law & Order: Dead Body Tour
Seinfeld and Sex and the City have New York City tours. So why not Law & Order?
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
Don Ohlmeyer, the NBC exec who resurrected the Peacock’s primetime lineup in the early ‘90s, dies at 72
Source: The New York Times
When Ohlmeyer arrived as NBC West Coast president in 1993, he says “there was the smell of death” — despite Law & Order and Seinfeld being on the air, they were not hits. Ohlmeyer oversaw NBC’s primetime revival with the emergence of Seinfeld, plus the launch of Frasier, Friends and ER. But despite all that, and his producing work on Monday Night Football, Ohlmeyer is probably best be remembered as O.J. Simpson’s friend who got Norm Macdonald fired from SNL's Weekend Update 20 years ago.