TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Vanessa Williams auditioned for the role of Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael. Angie Harmon was cast, because Dick Wolf liked her Southern accent.
Lt. Anita Van Buren:
Do you believe him?
Det. Lennie Briscoe: I believe on a good day he couldn't hit his ass with both hands.
In several episodes in the first season, Sgt. Greevey shows his credentials to identify himself. However, the badge in the wallet is a NYPD detective's shield which is different from a sergeant's shield.
The Season 17 episode "Tombstone" ends with live action during the credits instead of the usual black background.
Rebroadcasts on TNT were digitally altered to include product placements.