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Six things to know about the Law & Order sequel
February 24th, 2022 under Dick Wolf. [ Comments: none ]

Law & Order is back for its 21st season on NBC tonight at 8p with all-new episodes after a 10-year hiatus. Although, it doesn’t feel like it has been that long because it is always on in syndication.

Recently, the cast, including Sam Waterstone, Anthony Anderson, Camryn Manheim, and Executive Producer Rick Eid talked about the return on the police procedural at the NBC TCA Winter Press Day. Below are six things they had to say about the show coming back home.

How long has the revival been in the works?
SAM WATERSTON:
Yeah. He was talking about it five years ago too, and I don’t think he’s ever stopped talking about it. One of the reasons that we’re back is because of his persistence and determination and his complete conviction that it was a terrible mistake to stop in the first place.
The other reason that we’re coming back, though, I think is because we stopped making the shows, but the audience never stopped watching them. So the audience’s persistent appetite for “Law & Order” is a major reason why we’re back. So thanks to them.

Was it hard for Anthony Anderson to sign on?
ANTHONY ANDERSON:
Well, for me it felt like no time had passed at all. Just, you know, getting the call from Dick and having the conversation with him. Actually, I called Dick once I found out the show was coming back, and he was excited to hear from me, to hear that I would be interested in doing it. And returning to the streets of New York, returning to our sound stages and that squad room and donning that badge, Badge No. 1901, was just, like, sitting in a well worn saddle. It gripped you just right and was comfortable. So it was fairly easy for me.

How L&O is full circle for Camryn Manheim
CAMRYN MANHEIM:
Well, you know, my first job out of NYU was on “Law & Order” back in 1991, 30 years ago. It’s hard to believe. I came back as three different characters on “Law & Order” through the years. And someone was talking about this before. It was a badge of honor to be able to be in an off Broadway play or a Broadway play and say that you’d been on “Law & Order” and then how many times you’d been on “Law & Order.” And I still have the programs that “I want to thank my mom,” dah, dah, dah, “‘Law & Order’ three times.” And so this is a huge full circle for me to come back and play Kate Dixon.

Has the precinct changed?
CAMRYN MANHEIN:
I do want to say that everything has been updated and very current in terms of storyline except for the precinct. It is still that same old precinct. Nothing is updated. I mean, the phones are still from, you know, Edison’s time. So it just feels like you are home, you know, for me.

How will Law & Order be different than Law & Order: SVU?
RICK EID:
You know, I think we’re going to try our best to reflect the world we live in now. I mean, “Law & Order”‘s been around for a long time, but 2022 is a unique moment in time and our stories and our characters reflect what’s happening in society. And I think that, you know, the way people police is a lot different now than it was, you know, ten years ago, even two years ago. And I think the same goes with the District Attorney’s Office. I think the way people prosecute cases and try cases is a lot different and they’re aware of certain things they weren’t aware of before. So I think it will just reflect that new reality.

What does Anthony Anderson think is the magic of the show?
ANTHONY ANDERSON: I also think the magic of the show is that you never really know or get into these characters’ personal lives, which allows you to pick up this show at any given moment, at any given time no matter where you are and still be that much invested in this show and still not be lost because it’s not so much about us. It’s about the crime. It’s about solving it. It’s about moving it along and bringing law and order to the world. I think that is part of the magic of what Dick Wolf created.

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BTWF: Sarah Paulson on Law & Order
February 23rd, 2022 under Before They Were Famous, Dick Wolf. [ Comments: none ]

Before Sarah Paulson played Marcia Cross, one of the most famous prosecutors in America in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, she was a plaintiff on Law & Order. She looks the same now as she did when she was 19 in that 1994 episode.

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Do you want to hear your name on Law & Order?
February 21st, 2022 under Dick Wolf. [ Comments: none ]

Law & Order is back on NBC this Thursday with all-new episodes for the first time in over a decade. To honor its return, Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment have something fun for the fans.

If you want to possibly hear your name on an episode, all you have to do is text them your name to 212-380-1203 with #NameACharacterLO by 10a on March 4th. Winners will be announced around March 7th.

I hope Bart Simpson enters some names into the mix. While he can do multiple entries, we can only do one! So make it good, and give them your real name!

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100 people could win a Law & Order Dun Dun button
February 16th, 2022 under Dick Wolf. [ Comments: 1 ]

Law & Order is back with all new episodes on February 24th on NBC. In honor of the occasion, NBC and Wolf Entertainment are giving away 100 Dun Dun buttons.

All you have to do is enter here by February 27th. Winners will be announced the next day.

Personally, I think that NBC should sell them. I would buy one. I mean that audio as my SMS notification for when I get texts.

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Dylan McDermott leaves Law & Order: CI for FBI: Most Wanted
January 24th, 2022 under Dick Wolf, Dylan McDermott Dermot Mulroney. [ Comments: 1 ]

For the last year, Dylan McDermott has been co-starring in Law & Order: Criminal Intent as a criminal. Sadly for fans of the procedural, his time is up. However, for fans of Dick Wolf, he is just about to get started on FBI: Most Wanted.

This weekend, CBS announced that Julian McMahon is leaving the show in March. Today, Deadline is reporting that McDermott will be replacing him.

No word how McDermott’s character will be written out, but we will see him on the CBS show beginning in April.

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