Know everything about the possible episode count for Law & Order Season 22.
Fans have finally been able to go back and revisit the world of police procedural and legal dramas, which are known for their ripped-from-the-headline stories. Although the actual number of episodes for Season 22 has not yet been announced.
We can expect it to be in the same range as previous seasons, ranging from 20 to 25 episodes, with an average duration of 40 to 48 minutes per episode. Because the series airs on NBC, the network’s television shows attempt to maintain a constant episode count over seasons in order to preserve the story’s continuity.
The twenty-second season of Law & Order premiered on September 22, 2022, on NBC. We’d also like to point out that, as of October 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the majority of the upcoming episodes cannot be confirmed.
It will be disclosed once the new episodes start to air on the network on a weekly basis. In the meantime, check out the synopsis of the first six episodes, which have recently premiered on the channel, and give insight into the story of the season and how the next episode will transpire to lead to the season’s conclusion.
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.”
Law & Order Season 22: When will the next episodes air on NBC?
The 5th episode, “12 Seconds,” will release on October 27, 2022, at the same schedule at 8/7c time slot on NBC and Paramount Plus. The episode will continue from the fourth episode, and the official synopsis states, “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.” Take a look at the promo below.
The 6th episode, “Vicious Cycle,” will release on November 3, 2022, at the same schedule at 8/7c time slot on NBC and Paramount Plus. The official synopsis of the episode states, “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.”
Where to stream Law & Order Season 22?
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.
Law & Order Official Synopsis
According to the official synopsis, Dick Wolf’s “Law & Order” is the second longest-running drama series in the history of television. “Law & Order” premiered in 1990 and ran 20 seasons before returning in 2022. The series’ unique bifurcated format of police procedural and legal drama is known for its ripped-from-the-headline stories. Set and filmed in New York City, the first half is a murder investigation and apprehension of a suspect by NYPD detectives while the second half is the prosecution of the defendant by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
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