Dick Wolf’s Law & Order universe is expanding with the announcement that NBC has placed a 13-episode order for Law & Order: Hate Crimes – based on New York city’s actual Hate Crimes Task Force.
Law & Order: Hate Crimes is set in New York City, where crimes motivated by discrimination are vigorously investigated by an elite, specially trained team of investigators. Going behind the headlines and viral videos, these diverse, dedicated and passionate detectives will stop at nothing to bring these criminals to justice.
The series will be introduced in the latter part of Law & Order: SVU’s upcoming 20th season.
Vice President Joe Biden will appear on the September 28th episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference to commend the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in the addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.
For further details, follow the jump. Law & Order: SVU returns on Wednesday, September 21st (9/8C).
I thought I’d say farewell to 2014 by excising the memory of the worst television had to offer in the past year. The list is an official Dirty Dozen of shows that were misconceived from the start, or smothered potentially great ideas under the weight of terrible writing (making one wonder how their creators could have even had that good of an idea to begin with).
There are no reality shows here – neither competition or alleged slice-of-life variety does much for me so I tend not to watch them. I haven’t seen everything, so there are probably a ton of awful shows that I have never seen. Feel free to add your thoughts on terrible shows in the comments.
So as to not single out a single worst show of the year, I’ve listed the contenders alphabetically.
In wake of recent events on Law & Order: SVU (NBC, Wednesdays, 9/8C), comes the announcement that Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Terriers) has signed on to play the SVU’s Acting Commandant Lieutenant Declan Murphy, for the rest of the current season. Logue will subsequently be taking on the role of Harvey Bullock on Fox’s Gotham.
For more details, check out the press release following the jump.
Five NBC drama have been renewed for the 2013-14 season. Grimm will return for a third season; Chicago Fire (no surprise – a spin-off is being considered) and Revolution (the net’s best new performer) get a second; Jason Katims’ family drama Parenthood re-ups for a fifth season (besting Katims’ cult fave Roswell by a season), and Law & Order: SVU will be going into its fifteenth season.
All five shows have been given 22-episode orders. The press release follows the jump.