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.
Dann Florek and Richard Brooks were both let go after the third season, because producers felt the show needed female characters. They were replaced by S. Epatha Merkerson and Jill Hennessy respectively. Dann Florek was brought back for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Richard Brooks returned in a few episodes of Law & Order to play the same character but as a defense attorney.
Det. Ed Green:
Bare foot, cross painted on her chest. Looks like we're dealing with some religious nut.
The earliest episodes use many different numbers for the precinct occupied by the main police characters, before eventually settling on the 27th Precinct (or the "two-seven" as it is usually called) for the rest of the series.
Some (but not all) episodes show a disclaimer emphasizing the fictional nature of the story just prior to the closing credits. This is particularly important on those episodes that were inspired by well-known real-life legal cases.
Rebroadcasts on TNT were digitally altered to include product placements.