Law & Order: Organized Crime has had a bizarre year. Firstly, it was renewed, along with the other shows in the Law & Order franchise. Then, it was announced that the show would effectively be cut in half, and air at the mid-season, whereas the rest of the Law & Order shows would have the usual number of episodes.
Then, the writers and actors strike happened, and its looking like the rest of scripted TV is in the same boat as Organized Crime. In short, Law & Order: Organized Crime is not coming back in 2023. It will be airing at the mid-season of 2024, which means around the start of the summer. This is due to a couple different reasons.
When is Law & Order: Organized Crime season 4 coming out? (Release date predictions)
For one, Organized Crime has shuffled through numerous showrunners during its time on the air. Ilene Chaiken ran the show through season 2, then she was replaced by Bryan Goluboff, who was quickly swapped out with Sean Jablonski in September 2022.
Jablonski left the show in March due to “creative differences” with the rest of the team, which meant his job was handed over to David Graziano. The network wanted to give the show a truncated season so that whoever takes the reins in season 4 will have plenty of time to get their ducks in a row, so to speak.
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According to CBR, Organized Crime’s shortened season will allow the writers to tell a focused, overarching story as opposed to a more standard, case-of-the-week format. The irony, of course, is that while it may have seemed like Organized Crime was getting short shrift, the strike has made it so that the rest of the scripted TV shows will likely follow suit.
The only difference is Organized Crime won’t have to be delayed. We’re curious to see how season 4 plays out, especially with the possibility of another Law & Order crossover coming down the pipe.
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