Wednesday, October 28, 2020

‘THE PALEY CENTER PRESENTS LAW & ORDER: BEFORE THEY WERE STARS’ LOOKS BACK AT FRANCHISE’S LEGACY OF ACTORS



 NBC Press Release


THE PALEY CENTER PRESENTS LAW & ORDER: BEFORE THEY WERE STARS 

October 28, 2020

 

Hourlong Special Celebrates Thespians Who Got Their Start on Dick Wolf’s Monumental Brand

 

NEW YORK – Oct. 27, 2020 – Celebrating the influence of one of the most iconic brands in all of television, NBC will air the hourlong special “The Paley Center Presents Law & Order: Before They Were Stars” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the season 22 premiere of “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 p.m.

 For an up-and-coming actor, an appearance on a “Law & Order” episode is a rite of passage. Since 1990, more than a few of the attorneys, victims, perpetrators, witnesses, kids, suspects and police of the week have gone on to become some of the biggest television and movie stars in the world.

 “Law & Order is one of television’s most legendary brands and has served as a springboard for so many talented actors,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We’re honored to partner with our friends from NBC to present this entertaining look at where some of today’s biggest stars got their first big break.”

 The telecast will feature interviews with actors whose roles on “Law & Order” played an instrumental part in shaping their careers, including Ron Cephas Jones, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson (“This Is Us”), Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton”), Michael Imperioli and Aida Turturro (“The Sopranos”), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Abigail Breslin (“Zombieland”) and S. Epatha Merkerson (“Chicago Med”).

 In addition to the above, several prominent actors who have a “Law & Order” credit or two on their resume will be part of the special, including eight-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper.

 For many actors, “Law & Order” was a way to earn their SAG card. Some played multiple guest roles on the series before becoming famous and will explain what the experience on set meant to them at the time.

 Members of the “Law & Order” ensembles will recount the experiences of working with the great actors who were not yet household names. Some “Law & Order” cast members discuss appearing on “Law & Order” as other characters before landing a spot in the main cast. For example, Peter Scanavino appeared as double assailant Johnny Dubchek before he took the role of Sonny Carisi on “SVU.” Kelli Giddish played a victim before she joined the force as Det. Amanda Rollins.

 With over 1,200 episodes from the “Law & Order” library to date and tens of thousands of roles for actors, it’s no surprise that many of them have gone on to incredible careers. This insightful look back is a celebration of 30 years of a legendary franchise and the stars who have helped pave the way.

 The special will air the following day on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock.

 The Paley Center Presents Law & Order: Before They Were Stars” will be produced by The Paley Center for Media in association with Brad Lachman Productions. Maureen J. Reidy, Brad Lachman, and Diane Lewis will executive produce. Bill Bracken will co-executive produce.

  

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Law & Order SVU “Guardians and Gladiators” Episode Information




Here are the details for the season 22 premiere of Law & Order SVU, “Guardians and Gladiators.” 

 Law & Order SVU “Guardians and Gladiators” Air Date November 12, 2020 (10 PM ET/9C Thursday NBC) 

 SEASON PREMIERE - When the squad tries to solve an assault in Central Park, they are hampered by their own blind spots and a community that is losing trust in the police. Starring Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Jamie Gray Hyder and Demore Barnes. 


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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Law & Order SVU Season 22 Key Art

Here is the key art released by NBC for season 22 of Law & Order SVU, which will premiere on November 12, 2020.
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

SVU Premiere Moved to Nov 12, Organized Crime to 2021

NBC Press Release 
August 27, 2020

 IT’S GO TIME AS NBC KICKSTARTS THE SEASON WITH EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SERIES 

 Pearson Family Reunites as “This Is Us” Launches Fifth Season with Two-Hour Premiere All Three Chicago Series, “Law & Order: SVU” and “The Blacklist” Make Their Fall Debuts Comedy Returns to Thursdays with Martin Gero’s “Connecting …” While Cloud 9 Opens Its Doors with a Season of “Superstore” “The Voice,” “Weakest Link” and “Ellen’s Game of Games” Bring Fun to the Fall New Episodes Available on Peacock 

 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2020 – NBC is celebrating a November to remember as America’s most-loved dramas make their highly anticipated season debuts the week of Nov. 9-13, including a two-hour premiere of “This Is Us” (Nov. 10) and all three “Chicago” series (Nov. 11).

 In addition, “Law & Order: SVU” (Nov. 12) will return for its record-extending 22nd season that same week, along with the eighth season of “The Blacklist” (Nov. 13), starring James Spader and Megan Boone.

 Executive producer Martin Gero (“Blindspot”) will debut his new scripted comedy “Connecting …” on Thursday, Oct. 1. The series is about a group of friends trying to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times.

 “Superstore,” where Cloud 9’s unique family of employees work together and share nearly everything about their personal lives as well, returns for its sixth season on Thursday, Oct. 22.

 The four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice,” with coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, as well as host Carson Daly, will be back in its swiveling red chairs on Monday, Oct. 19 and return for the second night of its season debut on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

 Host Jane Lynch will kick off the first episode of the worldwide global phenom “Weakest Link” when the show debuts Monday, Sept. 28. The new version will deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format distributed by BBC Studios with a few modern twists. The hybrid game show sees contestants answer general knowledge questions to bank prize money across multiple rounds. At the end of each round, the contestants vote out who they perceive to be the “Weakest Link” remaining.

 “Ellen’s Game of Games,” one of the most fun shows on all of television, returns Tuesday, Oct. 6 for a two-hour premiere from 8-10 p.m. before shifting the following week on Oct. 13 to its normal 9-10 p.m. timeslot. A bonafide hit, “Ellen’s Game of Games” reached more than 47 million viewers through the September through May 2019-20 season.

 Primetime’s #1 program, “NBC Sunday Night Football,” will kick off the season on Thursday, Sept. 10 when the Houston Texans visit the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Three days later on Sunday, Sept. 13 the action continues when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Los Angeles Rams to mark the grand opening of SoFi Stadium.

 “Dateline NBC,” the network’s signature newsmagazine and its longest-running primetime program, will return for a new season on Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. before moving to a two-hour telecast beginning at 9 p.m. later in the fall.

Previous airdates for NBC series already announced include hit Canadian import drama “Transplant” (Sept. 1) and the return of celebrated athletic competition series “American Ninja Warrior” (Sept. 7).

 Returning series set to debut after Jan. 1 include “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Good Girls,” “Making It,” “Manifest,” “New Amsterdam” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”

 New series set to launch in 2021 include “Kenan,” “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” “Mr. Mayor,” “That’s My Jam,” “Small Fortune,” “True Story,” “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Young Rock.”

 The premiere dates and times for the remainder of 2020 are below. All shows, with the exception of “NBC Sunday Night Football” and “The Voice,” will be available on Peacock after its broadcast air date.

SEPTEMBER

“Transplant” (Tuesday, 9/1, 10-11 p.m.)
“American Ninja Warrior” (Monday, 9/7, 8-10 p.m.)
“NBC Sunday Night Football” (Thursday, 9/10 and Sunday, 9/13, 8:20 p.m. ET)
“Weakest Link” (Monday, 9/28, 10-11 p.m.)
“Dateline NBC” (Friday, 9/25, 10-11 p.m.)

OCTOBER
“Connecting …” (Thursday, 10/1, 8:30-9 p.m.)
“Ellen’s Game of Games” (Tuesday, 10/6, 8-10 p.m., then shifting to 9-10 p.m. on 10/13)
“The Voice” (Monday, 10/19, 8-10 p.m., Tuesday, 10/20, 8-10 p.m. then switches to 8-9 p.m. on 10/27)
“Superstore” (Thursday, 10/22, 8-8:30 p.m.)

NOVEMBER
“This Is Us” (Tuesday, 11/10, 9-11 p.m.; returns to 9-10 p.m. on 11/17)
“Chicago Med” (Wednesday, 11/11, 8-9 p.m.)
“Chicago Fire” (Wednesday, 11/11, 9-10 p.m.)
“Chicago P.D.” (Wednesday, 11/11, 10-11 p.m.)
“Law & Order: SVU” (Thursday, 11/12, 9-10 p.m.)
“The Blacklist” (Friday, 11/13, 8-9 p.m.)




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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Law & Order Organized Crime Promo

Here is a promo for the new series, Law & Order: Organized Crime, starring Chris Meloni. The series will air on NBC on Thursdays, after Law & Order SVU, sometime this fall.



Law & Order Organized Crime Promo from Chris Zimmer on Vimeo.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

NBC ENTERS 2020-21 SEASON WITH UNPRECEDENTED STABILITY ACROSS ITS SCHEDULE, FEATURING HIT DRAMAS, BELOVED COMEDIES AND POWERHOUSE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING (Press Release)

News  June 16, 2020

NBC ENTERS THE 2020-21 SEASON WITH UNPRECEDENTED STABILITY ACROSS ITS SCHEDULE, FEATURING HIT DRAMAS, BELOVED COMEDIES AND POWERHOUSE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

 Christopher Meloni Reprises Role of Elliot Stabler in New Series “Law & Order: Organized Crime”

 Gwen Stefani Returns to “The Voice” Alongside Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton and Host Carson Daly for Cycle 19

 NBC Commits to Funding an Additional Diverse Writer for All 20/21 Scripted Series

 

Monday: Returning Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and Host Carson Daly Reunite for Perennial Juggernaut “The Voice,” Followed by the Fall Return of Hit Mystery Drama “Manifest” at 10 P.M.

Tuesday: Dynamic Tuesday Lineup Stays Strong With “The Voice” Setting the Stage for the Fifth Season of TV’s #1 Drama “This Is Us,” Leading Into Timeslot Winner “New Amsterdam” at 10 P.M.

Wednesday: Following Another Total Viewers Win, the Windy City Block Returns to Conquer Wednesday Nights Starting With “Chicago Med” at 8 P.M., Followed by Wednesday’s Most-Watched Series “Chicago Fire” and Concluding with “Chicago P.D.”

Thursday: Fan Favorite Comedies “Superstore” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Anchor Thursday Nights; Drama Starts at 9 P.M. as “Law & Order: SVU” Marks its Record 22nd Season, Leading into the Much-Anticipated Return of Det. Stabler in the All-New “Law & Order: Organized Crime”

Friday: “The Blacklist” Returns for its Eighth Season at 8 P.M. Followed by Two Hours of Friday’s #1 Newsmagazine, “Dateline NBC”

Sunday: #1 Primetime Television Show for a Record Nine Consecutive Years, “Sunday Night Football” Will Broadcast 19 Games Throughout the NFL Season

MIDSEASON/SUMMER: Momentum Continues with Huge New and Returning Series, Including Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s “Mr. Mayor,” Starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter; “Kenan,” starring Kenan Thompson; and “Young Rock” from Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan and Producer/Star Dwayne Johnson; Fan Favorites “Good Girls” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” Return; Uproarious Hit “Ellen’s Game of Games” Is Set to Continue the Fun; Jimmy Fallon Rocks Into Primetime as Host of Musical Game Show “That’s My Jam”; the Stars Align with “True Story,” hosted by Ed Helms and Randall Park, and Game Show “Small Fortune” brings big prizes to primetime.

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 16, 2020 — Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveils a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including “New Amsterdam,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.” “Law & Order: SVU” and “This Is Us.” Featuring gripping dramas that include “Manifest,” fan-favorite comedies “Superstore” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and host Carson Daly on “The Voice,” the network’s fall schedule sees 16 returning shows, and one new drama with “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”

“Thanks to the ingenuity of our creative teams and our partner studios, NBC has assembled a remarkably stable schedule at a time when stability is called for,” said Paul Telegdy, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “With the reopening of the Universal lot for select productions this week, we are confident that our schedule will premiere intact later this fall. We design shows for longevity and this schedule remains a powerful propulsive force for shows to start here and carry on entertaining across generations.”

Telegdy continued, “Our brand has always championed positive programming, and the events of this year have allowed us the time to take pause, examine our business with a new lens and take some immediate action. Since many of our writers’ rooms have not yet opened, we are taking this opportunity to offer all of this season’s showrunners the chance to enrich their team with an additional diverse writer at any level. It is not the solution by any means, but it is something we can do right now to take a positive step.”

The network will continue to work with NBCUniversal and studio partners on a long-term plan to increase diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business. In the meantime, NBC will work to increase the overall percentage of diverse talent in this year’s writers’ rooms by funding an additional writer for every scripted show in the 20/21 season. For the third consecutive year, each returning show will also participate in the network’s Female Forward, Emerging Director Program or Alternative Directors Program, all of which provide opportunities for women and ethnically diverse directors in the scripted and unscripted space. While production guidelines due to COVID-19 may impact the programs slightly, the intent of all the above programs remains to provide participants with an in-season episode to direct.

The fall schedule launches a new spin-off with “Law & Order: Organized Crime.” The drama features Christopher Meloni reprising his beloved “Law & Order: SVU” role as Elliot Stabler, who returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Throughout the series, we will follow Stabler’s journey to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.

The pace doesn’t slow as the season continues with several high-profile debuts pairing with huge returning hits to keep the network’s year-round momentum in full swing. Star-studded comedy premieres include “Kenan,” starring Kenan Thompson as a recently widowed host of Atlanta’s #2 morning show who struggles to balance his job and his young daughters; Tina Fey & Robert Carlock’s “Mr. Mayor” stars Ted Danson as a wealthy businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles for all the wrong reasons; and producer and star Dwayne Johnson is set for “Young Rock” from Nahnatchka Khan (“Fresh Off the Boat”), in a series focusing on and inspired by the formative years of the global superstar. Fans will rejoice at the return of two favorite series as Jane Levy and the gang are back for season two of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and the ladies of “Good Girls” are set for season four. NBC ordered 12 scripted pilots in its last development cycle, with decisions yet to be made due to delayed production schedules.

Both returning alternative hits and new series will also arrive to conquer midseason, led by the fourth season of the Ellen DeGeneres smash “Ellen’s Game of Games.” Joining Ellen in primetime as a master of ceremonies is Jimmy Fallon, who will executive produce and host “That’s My Jam,” a new comedy variety event series inspired by the wildly popular, celebrity-fueled musical segments made famous on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The laughs continue with “True Story,” starring Ed Helms and Randall Park as hosts of a hybrid alternative-scripted series in which everyday Americans sit down to share their most extraordinary and unbelievably true stories for the first time. In the case of “Small Fortune,” big series can certainly come in small packages, especially in this game show where teams of friends and family take on tiny games to win huge money.

NBC tied for #1 for the 2019-20 September-to-May primetime season in the key adult 18-49 demographic excluding sports, and is #1 outright in scripted programming. The network’s schedule is led by television’s #1 series, “NBC Sunday Night Football”; the #1 scripted series in 18-49, “This Is Us”; television’s perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent”; and Wednesday’s “Chicago” dramas, all three of which rank among the top 10 dramas on television in 18-49 and total viewers.

Returning shows for the 2020-21 schedule include “The Blacklist,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Dateline NBC,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “Good Girls,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Making It,” “Manifest,” “NBC Sunday Night Football,” “New Amsterdam,” “Superstore,” “This Is Us,” “The Voice” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”

Additional previously announced new series include “Kenan,” “Mr. Mayor,” “Small Fortune,” “That’s My Jam” “Transplant,” “True Story,” “Who Do You Think You Are?,” and “Young Rock.”


NBC FALL SCHEDULE 2020*

(New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET)

 *Indicates new episodes available on Peacock

 MONDAY

8-10 P.M. — The Voice

10-11 P.M. — Manifest*

TUESDAY

8-9 P.M. — The Voice

9-10 P.M. — This Is Us*

10-11 P.M. — New Amsterdam*

WEDNESDAY

8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med*

9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire*

10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.*

THURSDAY

8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore*

8:30-9 P.M. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

9-10 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU*

10-11 P.M. — LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME*

FRIDAY

8-9 P.M. – The Blacklist*

9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC*

SATURDAY

8-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery*

10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live* (encores)

SUNDAY

7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America

8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football


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