Law & Order show complete dvd box set collection all tv episodes and seasons on dvds

The television legal drama law and order created by Dick Wolf aired on NBC and other NBC related networks. The well received drama, premiered on the network on the 13th of September 1990 and begun its final primetime 20th season on the 25th of September 2009. The show is run on air for over a decade is ties with Gunsmoke as the longest showing legal drama in American history.

Law and order is set and filmed in New York city and follow the detective police work of discovering a crime and charging a suspect, shown to the audience in the first 30 minutes of the show, then the subsequent apprehension and prosecution of the suspects case by the district attorney's office in Manhattan; this takes the second half of the show. The plots and theme of the show revolve around actual cases that have made it to news headlines; given the numerous cases that make it to headlines, it is easy to see way the show has lasted this long and maintained a loyal following.

The cast however has changed through all the seasons, with the latest season starring Detective Cyrus Lupo played by Jeremy Sisto, Detective Kevin Bernard played by Anthony Anderson, Michael Cutter the Executive assistant district attorney played by Linus Roache, and Connie Rubirosa the Assistant district attorney played by Alana de la Garza; on occasion the mayors of New York city Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani have appeared on the show as them selves.

Law and order has been so successful that there have been adaptations of the series, internationally. Not only that, there has been several video games and television films based on the show itself and of course franchising of the show itself such as law and order: Los Angeles. Such mainstream success has won the creators of the show numerous accolades and Emmy awards over the years. Such success has led creator Dick Wolf to find new sponsors of the show even after NBC announced that they had cancelled the series on 14th May 2010; the last episode would air to the American public on the 24th of May 2010.

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Law and Order is truly a veteran of American television screens. With a record run of 20 seasons (record shared with Gunsmoke) Law and Order was named a lofty 24th in TV Guide's Greatest TV Shows of All Time - a high accolade indeed.

Law and Order is a police drama series with an emphasis on the legal aspect of the police operations. Many of the episodes of Law and Order would be slight alterations of recent cases that made headlines in real life, making each episode of Law and Order even more interesting than the generic law or police drama which it no doubt inspired.

During its run of 20 seasons spanning 1990 to 2010, Law and Order was one of the most decorated television shows of all time. Ironically, Law and Order was first turned down by Fox and CBS, before NBC picked it up, and turned it into one of the most famous and popular American television shows of all time. The list of nominations by Law and Order in major awards ceremonies is truly too long to possibly cover in one article - it did win 6 Emmy Awards, 2 SAG (Screen Actors' Guilds) Awards, as well as 5 Edgar Awards.

Law and Order exhibited a remarkable streak of consistency with regards to viewership through its 20 year run. Viewership through the first 16 years never fell below the 11.2 million mark, though the steep decline in latter years did signal the beginning of the end for the Law and Order series. Even at the death, however, Law and Order commanded a viewership of 7.2 million, which was still substantially higher than many competitors in the same timeslot. Law and Order's popularity peaked in season 12 (2001), garnering 18.7 million viewers in that season.

In addition to the main Law and Order series, there were also spin-offs that used the same base name, such as Law and Order: SVU (Special Victims Unit), Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and several others. Today, Law and Order: SVU is still going on strong, as is Law and Order: UK, a British adaptation of the hit TV series.

Much of the success of the Law and Order television series was due to the accurate protrayal of police work by much of the main cast. Considering the monumentally long 20-year run of Law and Order, it is no real surprise that the original six actors first cast in the pilot of Law and Order, were no longer with the series when it ended in 2010.

Among the longer-serving cast members of Law and Order included Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe (14 seasons), Sam Waterston as DA Jack McCoy, and Jesse Martin as Detective Ed Green.

During its run, Law and Order inspired a number of spin-offs that used the name of the base series. To avoid confusion, these Law and Order spinoffs would have suffixes (such as 'Special Victims Unit') after the Law and Order moniker, and the producers of the various series would refer to the original Law and Order series as the 'Mother Ship'.

Law and Order enjoyed its greatest success during seasons 3 to 16 of its run, during which it took the much-desired Wednesday night primetime slot. The end of Law and Order was met with great resistance by its legion of fans, but it was clear from the plummeting ratings that it was finally time for Law and Order to say goodbye for the last time. Producer Ron Wolf tried to resuscitate his baby by moving the series to another network, but the efforts were all in vain, and after 20 seasons, Law and Order finally ended.

In the meantime, Law and Order lives on in the form of the also-popular Special Victims Unit spin-off, which originated in 1999 and is still going strong after 13 seasons of airtime.

Today, you can obtain a piece of Law and Order (and American primetime television) history with our Collector's Edition Law and Order DVD Box set. Law and Order fans can now relive all 20 seasons of this epic crime television series in 1 DVD box set. Now available for a limited time only, relive the adventures of the Law and Order team today!

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