Law & Order

Series Summary
Filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Often inspired by the latest headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate.

Air Dates: 1990 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: NBC

  • Season 20, Ep. 23 : Rubber RoomMay 24, 2010

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    Detectives search for an anonymous blogger who has posted plans to blow up a school; Lt. Van Buren struggles to keep her personal issues private.

  • Season 20, Ep. 22 : Love EternalMay 17, 2010

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    When a reality TV crew finds a dead man's body locked in a dog cage, detectives suspect the victim's wife.

  • Season 20, Ep. 21 : ImmortalMay 17, 2010

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    A man's double life comes to light after he is stabbed to death.

  • Season 20, Ep. 20 : The Taxman ComethMay 10, 2010

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    When a young heiress dies of an apparent drug overdose, Lupo and Bernard begin to suspect her cousin, whose inheritance increased after her death.

  • Season 20, Ep. 19 : CrashersMay 3, 2010

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    When the body of a model is found burning in an alley, Detectives Lupo and Bernard search for her killer.

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  • It's a little gimmicky, but it works, primarily on the strength of the cast. Show More

  • The first four episodes, made available for preview, indicate that Law and Order could climb quickly to the top echelons of the genre, right up there with "Crime Story" and "Hill Street Blues." [13 Sept 1990, p.C26] Show More

  • Missing here is the complexity that makes shows like "L.A. Law" or "Hill Street Blues" fun to watch. Executive producer Dick Wolf has said Law & Order is not an ensemble show. What it is is a show about police and legal procedures -- and they're recounted in almost documentary fashion. Of course, as with so much TV law, time is collapsed and these complicated procedures are neatly wrapped up by the show's conclusion. [9 Sept 1990, p.H1] Show More

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