NBC’s Fall Schedule Raises Big Questions About The Law And Order Franchise’s Future

With the season finales of Law & Order, Law & Order: SVUand Law & Order: Organized Crime just days away, NBC dropped some big news about when all three shows will be back for the 2023-2024 TV season. Unsurprisingly, both the original and SVU are slated to return in the fall, but Christopher Meloni’s Organized Crime is being held for midseason. It’s not a huge shock, given that OC reportedly received an order for just 13 episodes compared to the 22 for L&O and SVU when the three shows were renewed, but it raises some big questions for the future of the franchise.

Will We See Stabler And Co. Before Midseason?

Holding the fourth season of Law & Order: Organized Crime until midseason could mean that Stabler, Bell, and all the rest won’t actually return to primetime as series regulars until early 2024. So, does this also mean that the OC task force will simply be working entirely off screen for the first few months of the 2023-2024 TV season, with fans forced to revisit old episodes via Peacock subscription while L&O and SVU get new episodes? Only time will tell, but I’m hoping that OC stars get some guest appearances or at least off-screen updates in the fall. Depending on how the upcoming finales end, it might be downright weird if Stabler in particular is MIA until January or later.

Will SVU And L&O Cross Over More?

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