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.
Chris Noth (Mike Logan) & Josh Pais (Assistant M.E. Borak) also worked together on episode 5.12, The Good Wife: We, the Juries (2014), of The Good Wife (2009) and episode 7.4, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Lonelyville (2007), of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
Lt. Anita Van Buren:
I'd like it if you two became real partners.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: And I'd like it if my ex-wives got partners. No more alimony.
Though it's more common for detectives to have many cases open and working at a time, and may devote a few minutes or hours to several over the course of a single day, having them give 100% of their time and attention to a single case every week is a storytelling practicality; given the show's two-part format, a compression of time is necessary in order to fit everything into 45 minutes.
After the attack on the World Trade Center the opening was changed for one episode to reflect the sacrifices of the NYPD and the NYFD.
Rebroadcasts on TNT were digitally altered to include product placements.
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