It’s official: Law & Order is coming again for Season 22.
NBC’s revival that includes Sam Waterston’s Jack McCoy has been renewed for one more season, TVLine has discovered. Legislation & Order: Organized Crime has additionally been renewed for a third season; Legislation & Order: SVU already earned one other season (its twenty fourth) as a part of a whopping three-season renewal in February 2020.
“The enduring Legislation & Order model has lengthy been synonymous with NBC, and we couldn’t be extra excited to deliver again all three of those dramas for the 2022-23 season,” NBC’s president of scripted programming Lisa Katz mentioned in an announcement. “It’s a testomony to the brilliance of Dick Wolf’s storytelling that audiences stay compelled by these unforgettable characters week after week, yr after yr.”
The unique Legislation & Order debuted in 1990 and ran for 20 seasons earlier than being abruptly cancelled in 2010. Nevertheless it returned for Season 21 in February, main into spinoffs SVU and Organized Crime on NBC’s Thursday night time lineup.
Up to now this season, Legislation & Order is averaging 6.1 million weekly whole viewers and a 0.6 demo ranking (with Reside+7 DVR playback), drawing an even bigger crowd than time slot predecessor The Blacklist averaged by way of January (5.1 mil/0.6). Out of the 14 dramas that NBC has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 8 in each measures.
Along with Waterston, the revival options Anthony Anderson (black-ish) reprising his function as Det. Kevin Bernard. New faces embrace Hugh Dancy (Hannibal, The Path) as senior prosecutorial assistant Nathan Value, Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Discover) as Det. Frank Cosgrove, Oldelya Halevi (Good Hassle) as ADA Samantha Maroun and Camryn Manheim (The Follow) as Lt. Kate Dixon.
Showrunner Rick Eid previously opened up about his plans to do extra with the sequence pending a renewal. “I’m enthusiastic about subsequent season,” he informed TVLine. “I believe subsequent yr, we’ll get a possibility to dig even deeper into the character stuff, which actually excites me.”
As for Legislation & Order cameos, Carey Lowell returned as prosecutor Jamie Ross within the season premiere, and SVU’s Mariska Hargitay is about to seem as Captain Olivia Benson within the finale, airing Thursday, Could 19 at 8/7c.
Eid, who beforehand served as showrunner for SVU, Chicago P.D. and FBI, alluded to further cameos in Season 22, saying, “I’m certain subsequent yr you’ll see some.”
TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been up to date to mirror the information. Are you enthusiastic about Legislation & Order’s renewal? What do you hope to see in Season 22? Hold forth within the feedback.