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How Many ‘Law & Order’ Shows Are There, and Which Ones Are Still On?

NBC’s Law Order franchise is one of the most successful and well-known series on TV in the past few decades. Since its first episode in 1990, it has given audiences everywhere a glimpse into the inner workings of the criminal justice system. They even use real-life cases as inspirations for the show’s stories.

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For new fans who have not been caught up yet with all the different Law Order spin-offs, things can seem confusing at first. However, in order to clear things up a bit, let’s look at all the shows that have come out in the franchise and see which ones are still on the air.

1. ‘Law Order’ (1990 – 2010)

The original Law Order show premiered almost thirty years ago. The series is set

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‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’: NBC Chief “Confident” Series Will Happen

NBC in March put a pin in its plans for Law Order: Hate Crimes, the greenlighted 13-episode new Law Order spinoff from the franchise’s creator Dick Wolf.

While the network abandoned plans to introduce the new series as a planted spinoff on an episode of Law Order: SVU this season, the show, co-created by Wolf and one of his top lieutenants, former Law Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight, remained in active development.

Since then, Leight has returned as showrunner of SVU for its upcoming record-breaking Season 21.

“You can say how prolific Mr. Wolf is, not only on NBC,” NBC Entertainment co-chairman Paul Telegdy said during NBC’s upfronts call Sunday. “Law Order: Hate Crimes is in ongoing development. I am very confident that

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ outlasts the original NBC drama: A look at the franchise

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“Law Order: Special Victims Unit” is reaching a huge milestone: With Thursday’s 457th epiosde, it becomes the longest-running show in Dick Wolf’s extensive franchise.

The spinoff has officially outlasted the original “Law Order,” which premiered in 1990 but was canceled for financial reasons in 2010.

And it doesn’t stop there. “SVU” was recently renewed for a 21st season, shattering the 20-season record held by “Law  Order” and mid-century Western “Gunsmoke,” which aired from 1955-75.    

We broke down everything you need to know about the rest of the franchise’s legal-based spinoffs: who starred in them, which topics they covered and where you can catch up on the best episodes. 

More: ‘The Real SVU’: We kicked open the courtroom doors and got justice

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Warren Leight Returns To ‘Law & Order: SVU’ As Showrunner, Michael Chernuchin Joins ‘FBI’ As EP, Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

As Law Order: SVU is heading into its historic 21st season, the series is bringing back one of its beloved showrunners. Warren Leight, credited with revitalizing the veteran crime drama during his five-year turn at the helm, is returning as executive producer/showrunner.

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FBIHe will succeed another veteran of the Dick Wolf drama universe, Michael Chernuchin, who will join Wolf’s CBS series FBI, recently renewed for a second season. Chernuchin has signed a new overall deal with Universal Television, the studio behind all Dick Wolf shows.

Chernuchin will work as executive producer on FBI alongside Rick Eid, who will continue as executive producer/showrunner on both FBI for its upcoming second season and Chicago P.D. for its seventh.

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‘Law & Order SVU’ Actor Dean Winters Reveals Huge Purchase He Made After ‘Allstate’ Commercial Success

Law and Order: SVU alum Dean Winters has a resume most actors would rest easy with. Not only has he had roles on acclaimed series like Oz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, and Rescue Me, he’s also a recognizable spokesperson for Allstate insurance.

It’s the latter role that has reportedly given Winters the most success according to Page Six. While speaking to the outlet, Winters said that his role as Mayhem in the Allstate ads was the one that finally opened a route to his dreams.

“It took me a long time,” he tells Page Six. “I was born and raised in New York City and I’ve always wanted to own an apartment. So I just bought an apartment downtown. I’m calling it the house that Mayhem built.”

The role as Mayhem in the Allstate ads has brought Winters his highest-paying role, recognition with the general public, and

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ renewed for 21st season

“Law Order: SVU” has been renewed for its 21st season, making in the longest running primetime drama in history.

The popular series first debuted in 1999. It centers around the NYPD’s Special Victim’s Unit as they investigate crimes of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.

Mariska Hargitay, a main star on the show, has been a real-life advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, speaking out about the backlog of untested rape kits across the country.

Hargitay tweeted this following the announcement.

We’ve all broken this ground together.

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Philip Winchester Announces He’s Leaving ‘Law & Order: SVU’

While “Law Order: SVU” was renewed for a 21st season this morning, not all members of the cast will be returning for that record-breaking season.

Philip Winchester, who plays Assistant District Attorney Peter Stone, announced via Twitter that he is leaving the show.

“Sadly for me, Peter stone and his ‘the facts don’t care about you’re feelings’ attitude will not be returning,” Winchester said. “A huge tip of the hat to my amazing fans and not so big of fans. You ALL make me work harder. Thank you! See you on the next adventure.”

Winchester, who joined “SVU” two seasons ago, added that he had “learned much” and “enjoyed being part of an elite unit” during his time on the show.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Renewed for Record 21st Season

Law Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), starring East Ender Mariska Hargitay, has been renewed for a record 21st season, making it TV’s longest-running primetime live action show. The record was previously held by the original Law Order series and Gunsmoke, both of which ran for 20 seasons. Hargitay, who has played Olivia Benson since the show’s premiere, now holds the record for playing the longest-running character in a primetime live action series.

The NBC crime drama follows the exploits of the Manhattan-based Special Victims Unit, an elite squad that investigates sexually based offenses. Hargitay plays Lt. Benson, who runs the department, alongside her detectives Fin Tutuola (Ice-T), Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino). Each episode tells a self-contained story, though over the years there have been longer yarns, including Benson being kidnapped by a serial killer. SVU

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Renewed for Record 21st Season

Law Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), starring East Ender Mariska Hargitay, has been renewed for a record 21st season, making it TV’s longest-running primetime live action show. The record was previously held by the original Law Order series and Gunsmoke, both of which ran for 20 seasons. Hargitay, who has played Olivia Benson since the show’s premiere, now holds the record for playing the longest-running character in a primetime live action series.

The NBC crime drama follows the exploits of the Manhattan-based Special Victims Unit, an elite squad that investigates sexually based offenses. Hargitay plays Lt. Benson, who runs the department, alongside her detectives Fin Tutuola (Ice-T), Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish) and Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino). Each episode tells a self-contained story, though over the years there have been longer yarns, including Benson being kidnapped by a serial killer. SVU

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Renewed for Record 21st Season by NBC

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“Law Order: SVU” is making the television history books.

NBC has renewed the police procedural for a record 21st season, making it the longest-running live-action primetime series ever on American TV.

“SVU” will pass the previous record of 20 seasons currently held by its parent show, “Law Order” (which ran from 1990 to 2010) and CBS’ “Gunsmoke” (1955-75).

“The Simpsons” remains the leader for any primetime show at 30 seasons, with two more already ordered by Fox. It’s also the record holder for number of episodes, currently at 657.

With “SVU’s” 21st season comes a milestone for star Mariska Hargitay, whose Lt. Olivia Benson will become the longest-running character in a primetime live-action series. She passes “Gunsmoke’s” James Arness and Milburn Stone, as well as Kelsey Grammer who played Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier.”

“SVU” comes from super producer Dick Wolf, whose original

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