Articles for Law and Order Season 17

Mel Gibson might never have imagined his drunken-driving arrest would lead to this: being immortalized - fictionally, of course - in an episode of "Law & Order." In an “Law & Orderâ€? currently being filmed, Chevy Chase plays a character who seems to be striking effigy of Gibson: A Hollywood Celeb whose racial prejudices come out when he is pulled over for drunk driving.The “Law & Orderâ€? Producers are trying to finesse out by highlighting the face that “Law & Orderâ€? is a fictional show. What we want to know is how does Mel Gibson feel about being played by Chevy Chase. Read more »
Vibrantly beautiful, Milena Govich graces the entertainment world with her brainy persona and model-like features. Underneath her portrayal of gritty characters lies a soft and gentle actress, no wonder fans from all over relishes this sexy player. Her inclusion in the hit series Law & Order ultimately makes her the kick-ass cop viewers love to watch. Read more »
Lavished with charisma and a handsome façade, Jesse Martin rises into the limelight with his innate versatility and expertise in acting. Despite his continued success, he remains to be humble and unassuming which makes him the amiable actor viewers love to watch. Inspiringly admirable, he stars in the hit series Law & Order which paves the way to stardom.  Read more »
Because of his plans to run for president in the upcoming 2008 elections, former senator Fred Dalton Thompson, known for his role as District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC‘s Law & Order, felt compelled to reveal the truth about his bout with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He made the announcement on both the Fox News Channel and ABC Radio. The 64-year old Republican from Tennessee pointed out that he is currently in remission, and has remarked that the low-grade lymphoma is “literally irrelevant in terms of my daily routine.” He was diagnosed with the disease almost three years ago while undergoing one his routine physicals and the doctor found a small bump just under his left jaw.  Read more »
Because of the significant drop in the show‘s ratings, the NBC crime drama Law & Order faces the possibility of cancellation at this year’s announcement of fall lineups. Since Law & Order began in the 1990’s, it has incurred numerous recognitions, which include a 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. In addition, the show has been incarnated three times, with each spin-off garnering its’ own fan base. Two of the incarnations, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, are still on the air, while the other and most recent, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, only ran from March to May of 2005. The cancellation of the show’s third installment led creator Dick Wolf to say, "I was incredibly upset, disappointed, dismayed, any other adjectives that you could care to add.” Read more »
Good news for Law & Order fans! After the buzzing news over Law & Order’s possible cancellation due to significant ratings drop, the police procedural series has finally been picked up by NBC for an 18th season, making the legal drama the second-longest running drama in television history, next to Gunsmoke, which aired for 20 years from 1955 to 1975.Law & Order, which premiered in September 1991, centers on the detectives’ work in solving crimes and the legal action surrounding it. The current cast includes Milena Govich, Sam Waterston, Fred Dalton Thompson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jesse Martin, and Alana de la Garza. Read more »
After playing an executive assistant D.A. for 13 seasons, Sam Waterston is finally moving up. When Law & Order returns for its 18th season, fans can expect to see Prosecutor Jack McCoy (Waterston) taking over the New York District Attorney’s Office, replacing D.A. Arthur Branch, who was portrayed by Fred Dalton Thompson. Earlier in the year, the former US Senator announced his bid for the presidency in the upcoming elections, and ultimately felt it was necessary to make his exit from the NBC crime drama series.  Read more »
Paul Sorvino was noted for his role as Detective Sergeant Philip Cerreta on NBC’s Law & Order. For 31 episodes, he played an Italian-American Catholic who used charm and good conduct as part of his approach in investigating cases. Prior to his work as a police officer, he served in the military. He joined the 27th precinct, replacing Greevey and gradually developed a close working relationship with Mike Logan. In the course of an undercover operation, he was shot in the chest. Although he survived, he retired from being a street cop since some of his nerves were severely damaged during the shootout, and just took a desk job at the 110th precinct. Read more »
Benjamin Bratt became a household name when he was cast on Law & Order as Detective Rey Curtis. He joined the 27th precinct as a homicide detective and approached police work by strictly sticking by the book. Because of his drastic approach, he often clashed with his partner, Lennie Briscoe. He took an early retirement when his wife Deborah’s multiple sclerosis significantly worsened.  Read more »
Law & Order has just hired a new prosecutor.  As we reported earlier, the legal drama will be returning for a new season with Sam Waterston‘s character, Jack McCoy, taking the place of Fred Thompson‘s character, Arthur Branch, as District Attorney.  This consequently leads to an available position for a new Executive Assistant District Attorney.  But before Law & Order even hits the air, actor Linus Roache has already been added to fill in the vacancy."I‘ve known Linus‘ work for several years.  He is an actor who totally gets inside his roles.  I think he and Sam are going to raise the bar and add intellect and passion in the back half of the show," NBC, Universal Media Studios and executive producer Dick Wolf announced. Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. Read more »
Sam Waterston is most well-known as Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy on the durable drama Law & Order. Fans can see him on TV multiple times a day thanks to the immense popularity of the show‘s numerous reruns. This Saturday at 10pm on ABC, viewers can see a different side of Waterston when he stars in the first segment of a four-part anthology series titled Masters of Science Fiction.The series takes sci-fi stories from notable authors in the field and is narrated by Stephen Hawking. People expecting robots and aliens and massive ray guns will be in for a surprise, because the first installment starring Waterston, "A Clean Escape," is a psychological piece dealing with a man with severe memory loss, though it‘s set in the future with plenty of sci-fi twists.Sam Waterston spoke to BuddyTV about how he got involved in Masters of Science Fiction and also about taking over the role of lead district attorney on Law & Order after 13 years.  Below you will find a complete transcript of our interview, plus the mp3 audio file. Read more »