Articles for Law and Order Season 19

Back in July of last year, we reported that actor, Linus Roache, was joining Law & Order as the new Executive Assistant District Attorney (EADA).  His baptismal of fire came last week when the long-running flag bearer of the Law & Order franchise returned to television. Now on its 18th season, Law & Order kicked off via a special two-hour premiere last Wednesday.  Tonight, it resumes its original time slot at 10pm.  For the British Roache, it took doing a bit of homework in order to familiarize himself with the show and the city it calls home. Read more »
Last week marked Law & Order‘s first regular episode of its current 18th season.  When the long-running series opened its 18th year two weeks ago, NBC aired a special two-hour premiere episode.Tonight‘s episode features a pair of actors who have also made names for themselves as Broadway thespians.  According to Playbill, the next couple of weeks will see several stage performers take turns on the original Law & Order series from creator Dick Wolf.Warning: Spoilers ahead.  Read more »
On television, there appears to be a gender bias when it comes to the portrayal of homosexuality. While gay men are catty best friends and deeply dramatic teens, lesbians are much rarer, unless you only count Showtime‘s The L Word. Why this is we‘re not quite sure, all we know is this: we love lesbians.Going back through the years, we put together a list of our five favorite TV lesbians. These aren‘t the most socially important or famous like Ellen DeGeneres. Instead, we thought long and hard about the TV lesbians we loved to watch, the ones we fell in love with, and the ones who made us laugh out loud. Read more »
Law & Order has experienced a lot of cast shake-ups in its 18 seasons on the air, but that‘s to be expected when a show has been chugging on since the dawn of time.  I think dinosaurs were still roaming the planet when Law & Order‘s pilot episode aired.  Anyway, fans will soon be in for another period of mourning and adjustment, as it was announced today that series star Jesse L. Martin will be leaving the show after nine years.  He‘ll be replaced by Anthony Anderson, who some people might remember from his stints on The Shield and K-Ville.  Oddly enough, Anderson played a detective on one episode of Law & Order: SVU in 2006, though it‘s unknown if he‘ll be playing the same character. Read more »
Tonight‘s Law & Order will be a bittersweet offering as the 18-year old series welcomes a new addition, while bidding farewell to a much-loved veteran.  Yes, this evening‘s installment entitled “Burn Card” marks the final appearance of Jesse L. Martin, who has portrayed Detective Ed Green for the past nine seasons. As the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens.  In the case of the long-running first and original Law & Order, Martin‘s departure also heralds the entry of Anthony Anderson, coming in as Internal Affairs detective, Kevin Bernard. Read more »
Dennis Farina, who starred as Det. Joe Fontana on Law & Order from 2002 to 2006, was booked in a felony case after a loaded handgun was found in his briefcase as he was about to board a plane at the Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday.  Unlike his police character on the NBC long-running series, the 64-year-old actor had no permit to carry the pistol.While Farina was often depicted onscreen as a foul-mouthed mobster or cop, he was remorseful when he told airport police and FBI agents that he had forgotten he put the .22-caliber semi-automatic weapon in the case.  The actor spent most of the day in a Van Nuys jail and was released Sunday night on $35,000 bail. Read more »
As a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica, it may take time for me to accept some of my favorite actors in new roles now that the series has finished filming its final episodes.  Will it be strange to see Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) scrub in and cause trouble during the next season of Nip/Tuck?  Will I keep wondering where Boomer is when I see Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) on Joss Whedon‘s new FOX series, Dollhouse?  One actor who Americans may not be seeing much of in the near future is Jamie Bamber (Apollo).  The British star recently revealed to Kristin at E!Online that he‘s signed up for a new version of Law & Order that will take place in his home country of the UK. Read more »
Earlier this year, we reported that Jesse L. Martin expressed his sentiments on leaving Law and Order after his nine solid years of being a part of the show.  In April, his last episode was aired, and since then, he has pursued other endeavors. While fans were sad to see him leave, some of them have been hoping that the 39-year-old actor would come back to the television screen.  Good news await a those who were optimistic, as Martin is in talks to star in an NBC midseason series.Reuters reports that six months after he departed Law & Order, Martin is interested in coming back to work on a television series titled The Philanthropist. Read more »
Fans of NBC’s Law & Order are happy to know that they won’t have to wait for 2009 for their favorite show to return.  The long-running series was supposed to air its 19th season early next year, but NBC decided to give the fans of the show an early Christmas treat.  Zap2It reports that NBC has revamped their Wednesday schedule, which includes the new season of Law & Order.  In fact, the season premiere of Law & Order’s season 19 is set to air on Wednesday, November 5.Moreover, NBC has scheduled Life to air on Wednesdays as well, between Knight Rider and Law and Order, forcing Lipstick Jungle back to a Friday night schedule. Read more »
As reported recently, Law and Order will be returning for its 19th season earlier than originally scheduled.  With NBC‘s revamped schedule, the long-running crime drama has now been added to the Wednesday nigh block, beginning November 5.  But aside from the show‘s sooner-than-expected comeback, fans can expect a lot of guest stars this season.  One of which is Katee Sackhoff, who is perhaps best known for her role as Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica.In addition to Battlestar Galactica, where she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series in 2006, Sackhoff has also appeared on Bionic Woman as Sarah Corvus, on Cold Case as Terri Maxwell and as Nell Bickford on The Education of Max Bickford.  Read more »
The day has finally come for fans of NBC’s Law & Order as its anticipated 19th season is set to air tonight at 10pm.  In fact, the long-running show brings back Sam Waterston as Jack McCoy for its 328th episode titled “Rumble.”  Tonight, fans will get to see the fatal beating of a stockbroker, which then spurs an epic clash between his family and the group responsible for the murder.  As for Waterston, he says he is amazed at the show’s endurance on the airwaves and initially thought that it was going to be a short stint for him."I had no idea how long the show was going to last. But I knew I would only be with [Law & Order] for a year," Waterston says during a telephone conference call with television critics. Read more »
Previously, we reported that Law and Order returned to its highly anticipated 19th season way back in November.  The show is back with Sam Waterston as Jack McCoy.  On that episode called “Rumble,” a stockbroker received a fatal beating, which resulted to an epic clash between his family and the group allegedly responsible for the murder.  Waterston previously said that he was happy how the show has endured so many seasons.  He was also surprised that his stint is proving to be longer than he thought.Last night, Law and Order alum Elisabeth Rohm appeared on the CBS procedural The Mentalist as Sophie.  On the episode entitled “Red Brick and Ivy,” a leading scientific researcher became the victim of poisoning and Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) became increasingly involved in the case personally because the victim‘s wife turned out to be the prime suspect – and his former psychiatrist.  On that episode, the past of Baker came back to hunt him, without his consent. Read more »
NBC unveiled their slate of programs for the 2009-2010 season this morning.  Six new pilots were picked up (two comedies, four dramas).  NBC failed to concoct an actual day-by-day schedule for the Fall - they are expected to release that schedule within a couple of weeks.  Not mentioned during NBC‘s announcement this morning were the likes of Chuck, Medium, My Name is Earl, Law & Order and Life.  Some of those series could get picked up for mid-season.  As of right now, the fall schedule looks filled to the brim, especially when you consider that Jay Leno‘s new show will be taking up five hours of prime-time per week.  For Chuck fans, the wait continues, although the forecast isn‘t terribly bright.  Shows picked up for next season include Parks and Recreation, Southland and Heroes.  NBC has also ordered six more episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday for the Fall.  Here‘s a rundown of the six new shows from NBC: Read more »
After its initial announcement last month about the shows it would pick up, today NBC revealed its official 2009-2010 schedule and also made several official cancellations.My Name is Earl and Medium are both gone, though there are possibilities that both shows could be picked up by rival networks.  For My Name is Earl, it‘s especially difficult since the season ended with a cliffhanger.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »