Law and Order SVU season 22 premiere live stream, preview

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- Pictured: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- Pictured: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC) /

Watch Law and Order SVU season 22, episode 1 live, online or on TV.

A new Law and Order SVU season starts this week, so find out how to watch Law and Order SVU season 22, episode 1 online or live as the long-running Dick Wolf drama returns.

Thursday’s season premiere is called “Guardians and Gladiators.” In the episode, Olivia Benson (series star Mariska Hargitay) and her Special Victims Unit team find themselves dealing with a lot of issues as they look into a Central Park assault.

From the episode description, it sounds like the episode will address growing tensions between police and the community, which means this is another Dick Wolf series to adapt its storytelling due to current events. The One Chicago universe plans to address police tensions and COVID-19, and now Benson and her squad will also have to navigate at least the former.

This will also be the first episode to feature Demore Barnes (Chicago Justice, The Unit) as a series regular after he had previously recurred on the show. Barnes is an underrated actor, so look out for how the series expands his role as more of him should be an incredible plus.

Below is all the information you need to watch Law and Order SVU online or on your TV this week so you don’t miss the start of the next season.

Here’s how NBC officially describes the episode:

"When the squad tries to solve an assault in Central Park, they are hampered by their own blind spots and a community that is losing trust in the police."

Here’s the trailer for the new season, which focuses primarily on Benson, and what appears to be her personally getting into some trouble:

And here’s how you can watch “Guardians and Gladiators” live, on TV or via live stream:

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12
Start Time: 10:00 p.m.
Episode: “Guardians and Gladiators”
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on the NBC website or app.

Also. Here's what SVU alum Philip Winchester is doing now. light

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