Law & Order Season 22 is not coming in December 2022

Law & Order Season 22 is not coming in December 2022
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When will Law & Order Season 22 return to NBC? Continue reading to find out.

Ever since the premiere of the ninth episode, “The System,” earlier this month on December 8, 2022. We know that the viewers have been anticipating whether the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in 2022 or 2023. So, if you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot, as we have compiled all the necessary information to get a head start. Here is everything we know so far about when Law & Order Season 22 will be back on NBC. 

Law & Order Season 22 is not coming in December 2022

Law & Order Season 22: Will the new episodes return in 2023?

Drumroll, please… The new episodes will air sooner than you have been anticipating! The 22nd season will resume its run with its tenth episode, simply titled, “Land of Opportunity,” on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. (ET) on NBC and later on Peacock. It will air alongside season twenty-four of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and season three of Law & Order: Organized Crime. 

The three-hour event will continue its rollout from the same time slot of 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The official synopsis of the episode states, “When a homeless migrant is murdered, evidence leads Cosgrove and Shaw to a mysterious cover-up at a construction site; Price and Maroun push a key witness to testify, knowing that speaking out could lead to legal consequences.” Take a look at the official promo below: 

Law & Order Season 22: A quick recap of the season so far

The new episodes of the latest season are scheduled to be released every Thursday at 8/7c on NBC and Peacock. It will air alongside Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 23 and Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 on Thursday at different time slots, which will retain their 9/8c and 10/9c time slots, respectively. Here’s what we know about Law & Order Season 22 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the season.

Episode 1: Gimme Shelter Part Three – September 22, 2022: The episode is directed by Alex Hall and written by Rick Eid & Gwen Sigan. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.69 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “A girl is shot and Cosgrove teams with Detective Jalen Shaw to track down her killer; Benson and Stabler assist and realize it’s more than a typical homicide; McCoy and Price seek justice against an international crime ring; part 3 of 3.” This episode concludes a crossover event that begins on the season three premiere of Law & Order: Organized Crime and continues on the season twenty-four premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Episode 2: Battle Lines – September 29, 2022: The episode is directed by Milena Govich and written by Art Alamo. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.40 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “The daughter of a politician is found dead after an apparent mugging. Once Cosgrove and Shaw start to unravel the details behind her trip, they realize this isn’t a random act of violence. Price makes a risky move, and Maroun works to salvage their case.”

Episode 3: Camouflage – October 6, 2022: The episode is directed by John Behring and written by Pamela Wechsler. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.06 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “A deadly subway shooting has Cosgrove and Shaw racing to find the culprit before another attack is orchestrated; Price and Maroun struggle to put their ethical principles aside when the U.S. Attorney’s office pushes for the death penalty in the case.”

Episode 4: Benefit of the Doubt – October 13, 2022: The episode is directed by Carl Weathers and written by Peter Blauner. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.09 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “When the young author of a tell-all book is found dead, Cosgrove asks a former mentor for help with the case; Price has an uphill battle in court when a search and seizure is deemed illegal.”

Episode 5: 12 Seconds – October 27, 2022: The episode is directed by David Grossman and written by Jonathan Collier. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.18 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Cosgrove and Shaw piece together the clues of what happened to a murdered law student, uncovering a web of blackmail and lies. Price fights to have a piece of shocking testimony thrown out.”

Episode 6: Vicious Cycle – November 3, 2022: The episode is directed by Bethany Rooney and the teleplay is written by Pamela Wechsler & Rick Eid. The story is written by Pamela Wechsler and is estimated to be viewed by 3.73 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “When a fashion designer is killed on the night of his boutique opening, Cosgrove and Shaw must track down a suspect with very little evidence and no witnesses. Maroun is shocked to find her own name on the defense’s witness list.”

Episode 7: Only the Lonely – November 10, 2022: The episode is directed by Elisabeth Röhm and the story is written by Pamela Wechsler & Jennifer Vanderbes. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.07 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “A crisis consultant who’s made many enemies on behalf of her clients is murdered. Price and Maroun must set aside the potential damage to a witness’s reputation in order to straighten their case.”

Episode 8: Chain of Command – November 17, 2022: The episode is directed by Carlos Bernard and the story is written by Art Alamo & Gia Gordon. It is estimated to be viewed by 4.56 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “When a decorated military veteran is found murdered in his own home, Cosgrove and Shaw work with his daughter to uncover an important clue. Price and Maroun must untangle the stories of other service members connected to the victim to make their case.”

Episode 9: The System – December 8, 2022: The episode is directed by Alex Hall and the story is written by Rick Eid & Pamela Wechsler. According to the official synopsis, “A suspect arrested for murder escapes police custody after months of waiting for his day in court. As a hostage situation erupts, Shaw must re-examine his conduct as the arresting officer. Price questions his faith in the justice system.”

Law & Order Season 22 is not coming in December 2022

Law & Order Season 22: Where to stream the new episodes?

When released, Law & Order Season 22 with the entire Law & Order franchise will air on NBC and later be available to watch on the official website based on the user’s location. Moreover, the viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime on Peacock, Hulu Plus, and fuboTV.

All seasons of Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime are also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on NBC’s official website for free, where the episodes are published after they air on the TV channel. 

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for Law & Order Season 22 to premiere next year on January 5, 2023.

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