"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups - the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders... These are their stories."
Few dramatic series have captivated audiences like LAW & ORDER. Filmed entirely on the streets of New York, each episode draws upon timely cases and legal issues that often parallel real-life stories ripped from today's headlines. And as in real-life, the LAW & ORDER's case files are rarely open and shut. With its intriguing characters and clever plot twists, LAW & ORDER keeps you guessing until the end.
Over it's eleven year run, the cast and characters have changed, but the series has maintained its unique dual perspective format that reveals the complex inner-workings of the criminal justice system. In the first half-hour, NYPD homicide detectives investigate the crimes and apprehend suspects. In the second half-hour, the focus shifts to the criminal court system, where the Assistant District Attorneys, guided by the wisdom of the Manhattan District Attorney, work within a complicated (and often frustrating) justice system to prosecute the accused.
LAW & ORDER has become the longest-running drama series in the history of television. This highly acclaimed, award-winning series received the 1997 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series and is the record holder for the most consecutive (nine) nominations in that category. Now all the most popular, most talked about episodes from the most recent seasons (9-11) can be seen exclusively on TNT.