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NBC Confirms LAW & ORDER Crossover Event With New Promo

August 24, 2022 by  

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LAW & ORDER: PREMIERE — “Gimme Shelter” — Pictured: (l-r) Jeffrey Donovan as Detective Frank Cosgrove, Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, Mehcad Brooks as Detective Jalen Shaw — (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

NBC has officially announced the LAW & ORDER franchise will be crossing over for their fall season premieres.

The three-hour event—which features the casts of LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, and LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME—is called “Gimme Shelter” and will air on Thursday, September 22 starting at 8/7c. (Technically, OC will kick off the night, followed by SVU, and concluding with the mothership. Additionally, the title sequence and complete credits for the event will air in hour 1.)

According to NBC, “a mysterious young girl is shot in cold blood and Det. Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) teams up with Det. Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks, [in his] first episode) to track down her killer. Capt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called in to help when they realize they have more than a typical homicide case on their hands. After uncovering key evidence, Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and ADA Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy) seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the outcome of their case.”

The episodes were co-written by LAW & ORDER boss Rick Eid and CHICAGO P.D. boss Gwen Sigan. (The duo previously worked together on PD; Eid also ran SVU for a season. Though Sigan has worked entirely on the ONE CHICAGO franchise, she did pen the final hour of the last big CHICAGO crossover event.) Longtime LAW & ORDER franchise director Jean de Segonzac helmed the ORGANIZED CRIME and SVU hours of the crossover, and Alex Hall directed LAW & ORDER.

While the Dick Wolf franchises are no stranger to crossovers, “Gimme Shelter” is “much different than the FBI or CHICAGO crossovers, in that it really is a [continuous story],” Eid tells Give Me My Remote. “It’s one story where all the characters from the different shows come together to work this case.”

“Nothing demonstrates the power of the LAW & ORDER brand more than an ambitious three-hour event with a story that is truly ripped from the headlines that starts on ORGANIZED CRIME, then migrates to SVU and finally the trial on LAW & ORDER,” Wolf said in a statement. “Rick and Gwen did an amazing job writing a compelling script and I can’t think of a bigger and better way to launch the new season of LAW & ORDER Thursday.”

“This unprecedented scheduling block is a tribute to all the LAW & ORDER fans who’ve been watching this iconic brand for four decades on NBC,” added Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCU Television and Streaming in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to open our season with such a historic event.”

This marks the first official three-show crossover for the franchise. SVU and ORGANIZED CRIME have had a number of crossovers (both big and small) since the latter debuted in 2021. And while L&O and SVU crossed over a handful of times during the former’s original run, they only briefly overlapped since the revival’s launch when SVU’s Mariska Hargitay and Terry Serpico guest starred in the mothership’s season 21 finale.

Check out the first teaser…

LAW & ORDER Crossover, Thursday, September 22, 8/7c, NBC


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