October 6, 2022
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How ‘Legislation & Order’ Breaks Format for a ‘Extra Compelling’ Season 22

Legislation & Order is attempting new issues in Season 22. Premiering September 22 in a franchise crossover occasion, the brand new season will nonetheless pull straight from the headlines, however it should discover new codecs as nicely.

“We discovered from watching the primary 10 episodes, and we’re attempting to make [the show] extra compelling,” government producer Rick Eid notes for Legislation & Order Season 22. “We’ll most likely be much less trustworthy to the [traditional] format and check out just a little extra character and possibly just a little extra motion.”

The Legislation & Order revival welcomes Mehcad Brooks’ Shaw. He’s an mental lawyer turned narcotics detective whom Detective Frank Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) requested to interchange the transferred Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson). Plus, we’ll see newly minted detective Violet Yee (Connie Shi, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), an bold former patrol officer.

Ripped-from-the-headlines tales embrace a dive into the Supreme Court docket’s overturning of Roe v. Wade about an abortion-seeking girl who involves town from a state that’s banned the process. Additionally, a racist subway shooter is on trial for a hate crime, which, regardless of New York’s abolition of the dying penalty, might carry the last word punishment to the desk.

Legislation & Order, Season 22 Premiere, September 22, 10/9c, NBC; beginning September 29, 8/7c

That is an excerpt from TV Information Journal’s 2022 Returning Favorites problem. For extra first seems to be at fall’s returning exhibits, choose up the difficulty, on newsstands now.