NBC is turning to its long-running “Law & Order” franchise for primetime programming next month as the writers strike drags on. Wednesday will be L&O night. The Emmy Award-winning original “Law & Order” resumes with a two-hour season premiere event on Wednesday, January 2 (9-11 pm ET), and will continue on Wednesdays starting January 9 (10-11 pm ET). January 9th will also bring this season’s network broadcast premiere of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (9-10 pm ET) in its return to NBC after airing in first run on sister cable net USA Network.
Joining the “Law & Order” cast for the show’s 18th season are Jeremy Sisto as Detective Cyrus Lupo and Linus Roache as Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter. Cutter reports to Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) who has been promoted to District Attorney, replacing Arthur Branch (Fred Thompson).
“The last time Rene Balcer was showrunner of ‘Law & Order’ we won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. I am thrilled he is back,” said Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of L&O.
“Law & Order” is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Dick Wolf is creator and executive producer; Rene Balcer, Fred Berner and Peter Jankowski are the executive producers.
“Law & Order: Criminal Intent” is a Wolf Films production in association with Universal Media Studios. Wolf, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski and Norberto Barba are executive producers.