Somehow it is only now in 2022 that there will be a TV crossover event featuring all three Law & Order series. That includes the rebooted OG Law & Order Show, L&O: SVU, and L&O: Organized Crime.
With all three shows airing on the same night, this becomes a three-hour event. Interestingly, the show really is being built somewhat like a movie - it won't be the same case handled across three teams, each confined to their show. Rather all of the characters are being integrated into the storyline that will open with just one set of opening credits and closing credits.
As the telecast begins, a mysterious young girl is shot in cold blood and Det. Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) teams up with Det. Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks, first episode) to track down her killer. Capt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are called in to help when they realize they have more than a typical homicide case on their hands. After uncovering key evidence, Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) and ADA Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy) seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the outcome of their case.
Peacock readies next-day streaming for network shows
Somewhere you will be able to watch the three-hour Law & Order event is via Peacock, which as of the start of the new TV season in Sept will offer next-day streaming of all its broadcast shows. Currently, these shows are available next day on Hulu. That deal terminates within the next few weeks, leaving Peacock as the destination for all NBC and Bravo on-demand programming.
To stimulate interest in Peacock and to get new subscribers over the line, Peacock will run a promotion - $1.99 per month or $19.99 for a years subscription on the premium with ads plan.
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That's it for today. More tomorrow.