Law & Order Season 23: Is it renewed or canceled?

Law & Order Season 23: Is it renewed or canceled?
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As the city once again reels from another shocking crime, leaving everyone on edge. What happens next? Continue reading to learn more about Law & Order Season 23.

The excitement among the loyal viewers who just watched the season finale of Law & Order Season 23 can’t be contained, and there has been a curiosity among the fandom to know more about what this legal drama can uncover in the new episodes with these beloved characters, which has left an indelible mark on television history. 

There is no doubt that this police procedural series will always be remembered as a groundbreaking and influential series of all time that is still ruling NBC’s top charts with more than two decades of entertainment for fans around the world! 

So, it’s understandable why the fans want to know more about the potential release date for the recently renewed twenty-third season of NBC’s Law & Order. If you have the same question, then you have reached the right spot! In order to prevent any confusion, we have gathered all the information you’ll need to know about this series. 

Here is everything we know so far about Law & Order Season 23. 

Law & Order Season 23: Is it renewed or canceled?

Law & Order Season 23 Renewal Status

The show has been officially greenlit for a 23rd season by NBC, which was confirmed back on April 2023, along with the sibling series Law & Order: SVU, and Law & Order: Organized Crime, and it is not surprising that the renewal has been approved as the entire Law & Order franchise continues to do well with viewers and has also received favorable reviews from critics around the globe. 

At some point in time, the series has been able to rank among the top 10 broadcast dramas of the TV season in the demo, according to L+7 data. NBC says that SVU is the network’s top show for the season across all platforms after 35 days of delayed viewing. With strong performances on NBC, streaming, in syndication, and internationally, the drama has been a moneymaker for the company. 

“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Dick Wolf said in a statement of his own. Further adding, “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I’d also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.” 

Moreover, the official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the renewal with the early pick-up of Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise.

Law & Order Season 23 Release Date and Time Slot

The exact premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, as the series was renewed a few weeks ago and the finale episode, “Open Wounds,” of the 22nd season premiered a few days ago, which is way too early for the network to confirm any details. On the bright side, the release window of Law & Order Season 23 is confirmed to be for the 2023–24 broadcast season for the NBC network.

In order to maintain consistency, a similar month gap can be expected, as the season will be confirmed to premiere in the fall of 2023.

The ideal release window will be sometime around September, and it is expected to premiere every Thursday night’s starting at 8/7c on NBC, just like other original series. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the release window, quoting, “Thanks for joining us for an exceptional season finale! #LawAndOrder and #SVU return Thursdays this fall and #OrganizedCrime returns in 2024 only on @nbc and streaming on @peacock.”

Law & Order Season 23 Plot

Though it is far too early to predict future storylines, the new season is likely to maintain the show’s core, which elaborates on the lives hang in the balance as detectives and prosecutors pursue justice in New York City. In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until someone is taken into custody. 

As the district attorney’s office then builds a case to convict the perpetrator by proving the person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Working together, these expert teams navigate all sides of the complex criminal justice system to make New York a safer place – and keep the worst offenders off the streets.

The next season is also expected to pick up from the 22nd season’s finale, in which the viewers got to see that a senator is gunned down at his daughter’s wedding. McCoy pushes for a severe sentence and squares up against a formidable DA – his own daughter. Later, Price aims to stay neutral but can’t help but empathize with the defendant over shared trauma.

Also, check out the official promo for the final episode of Law & Order Season 22, “Open Wounds,” and let us know what you hope will be covered in the next season in the comments.

Law and Order 22x22 Promo "Open Wounds" (HD) Season Finale

Law & Order Season 23 Cast and Crew

The main cast who are expected to return are as follows: Jeffrey Donovan as Senior Detective Frank Cosgrove, Mehcad Brooks as Junior Detective Jalen Shaw, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Kate Dixon, Hugh Dancy as Executive Assistant District Attorney Nolan Price, Odelya Halevi as Assistant District Attorney Samantha Maroun, and Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy. 

The recurring cast members include Connie Shi as Detective Violet Yee, Alayna Hester as Lily Cosgrove, Milica Govich as Judge Leanne Dreben, Harriett D. Foy as Judge Arlene Jones, Marsha Stephanie Blake as Defense Attorney Erica Knight, David Moreland as Defense Attorney Lou Jenkins, and Lawrence Arancio as Judge Desmond.  

Some new additions or removals in the cast can be announced, which will be revealed later if it ever happens. ​​Dick Wolf is the creator and executive producer. Rick Eid, Arthur Forney, and Peter Jankowski are executive producers. Law & Order is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

Law & Order Season 23: Is it renewed or canceled?

Law & Order Season 23 Episode Count and Streaming Options

The series has received a 22-episode order from the network, except for Law & Order: Organized Crime, which will have 13 episodes that are expected to air on a weekly basis. It is intended to follow the same count to maintain the story’s flow. On the other hand, we’d also like to point out that the titles and synopsis have not been released. These details will be disclosed once the release date draws closer to avoid any early leaks about the respective plotlines and character arcs.  

Check out the prior episodes to catch up with the story if you haven’t been able to. The three beloved series are available to stream on NBC and Peacock based on the user’s location. Moreover, viewers can also catch up with all the seasons of Law & Order, SVU, and Organized Crime on Hulu Plus, and FuboTV. It is also available for renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences and locations of users around the world. 


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