"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."
Law & Order is a television series that originally aired on NBC, premiering on 13 September1990. Filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. The show follows a crime, often inspired by current headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate. Shown from two separate vantage points, thus usually splitting episodes into two halves. The first half ("Law"), followed two New York City Police DepartmentHomicide Unitdetectives investigating a crime. This crime was not always a homicide or attempted homicide, especially in the first nine seasons of the show, before Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered. The second half of the show ("Order") focused on the Manhattan District Attorney's Office trying to convict a suspect.
Law & Order finished airing after Season 20, which finished 24 May2010. As of February 2015, rumors have started stating NBC has talked about bringing back Law & Order for ten episodes. (citation needed • edit)