‘Law & Order: Hate Crimes’ Series Pushed At NBC

NBC is putting a pin in its plans for Law & Order: Hate Crimes, the greenlighted new Law & Order spinoff from the franchise’s creator Dick Wolf. Back in September, the network gave a 13-episode order to the project, which was supposed to be introduced as a planted spinoff from Law & Order: Svu in an episode during the latter part of the veteran drama’s current record-tying 20th season before launching next season.

That no longer will happen. Law & Order: Hate Crimes, co-created by Wolf and one of his top lieutenants, former Law & Order: Svu showrunner Warren Leight, remains in active development at the network as everyone needed more time to flesh out the concept. Svu has not been renewed yet but likely will be so it can break the record for the longest-running drama series jointly held by Gunsmoke and Law & Order, so the spinoff could be introduced during

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