Popular ‘Law & Order’ Series Saved, Moving To Streaming

Stabler on Law & Order: Organized Crime / YouTube

Law & Order has been on the air for decades, but one popular series looked like it was on the chopping block. Currently, the franchise has Law & OrderLaw & Order: SVU, and Law & Order: Organized Crime. NBC already canceled the original L&O once before bringing it back and now Organized Crime is on the chopping block.

However, there is good and bad news for fans of the Elliot Stabler-led L&O series.

Law & Order Series Receives Late Renewal

It looked like Organized Crime was getting canceled. While fans were overjoyed to see Det. Elliot Stabler return to TV in a series unlike any other in the franchise, the network was not moving very fast on a renewal for a fifth season. With the other two series getting season renewals, the longer fans waited for Organized Crime, the scarier it got.

Stabler on Law & Order: Organized Crime / YouTube

However, there is good and bad news for Elliot Stabler’s fans. NBC has renewed Organized Crime, but it won’t be on the network when it returns. Instead, the series will be a Peacock exclusive series. These rumors started in April, and it turns out they were true. John Shiban will return as the showrunner, which is important.

No showrunner has ever worked more than one season and that is one of the biggest problems with Organized Crime. However, now that Shiban has proven he can win over the cast and producers, the show will get another season, this time on streaming.

Law & Order: Organized Crime A Good Fit For Streaming

While some fans might not be happy that Law & Order: Organized Crime is moving to Peacock, it is a good thing. There will be 10 episodes in the fifth season and it should maintain the season-long arc that makes this version of L&O different than the rest of the shows.

By streaming on Peacock, one thing that Organized Crime gets is no standards & practices breathing down the producer’s necks. That isn’t to say that it will suddenly become R-rated, but this is the one L&O show that walks the fine line and will be able to get away with a little more in its episodes than its sister shows on NBC.

Peacock is also a great option for streaming shows like this. Unlike Max and Disney+, Peacock is only $5.99 a month (or $59.99 a year at a discount). This price does include commercial breaks, but so do shows on NBC. This makes Peacock half the price (and in some cases 2/3rds less) of most other major streaming services.

Are you excited that Law & Order: Organized Crime will return for Season 5? Are you disappointed it is moving to Peacock, or is that a better fit thanks to the lack of network restrictions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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