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Is Law & Order New Tonight? (March 28, 2024)

With a new DA in office, Law & Order fans are eager to find out more about him, but will there be a new episode on this week?

By Jill Sederstrom

Law & Order fans are just getting to know new District Attorney Nicholas Baxter (Tony Goldwyn), so they're likely eager to find out more about how the new leader will shake things up at the prosecutor’s office. 

How to Watch

Watch Law & Order Thursdays at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

But will there be a new episode this week?

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Is Law & Order new Thursday, March 28, 2024?

Unfortunately, viewers won’t get their criminal justice fix this week. There is no new Law & Order on Thursday, March 28.

When will Law & Order return with new episodes?

The good news is that fans won’t have to wait too long to see their favorite detectives and prosecutors back in action. Law & Order will return with an all-new episode on Thursday, April 11, 2024, airing at 8/7c p.m. on NBC. 

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Season 23 has already had its share of drama. The season kicked off with the introduction of a new detective in the police squad. Detective Vincent Riley (Reid Scott) joined the team after coming off a six-month suspension that nearly cost him his career.

Det. Vincent Riley points a gun down while investigating on Law And Order Episode 2303

Riley was in the midst of a messy divorce and caring for his ailing father when he overheard a police captain call Lt. Kate Dixon (Camryn Manheim) something he shouldn’t have. Riley stood up for Dixon and punched the captain, earning himself the suspension in the process. Dixon, however, was so moved by his actions that she fought hard to get him assigned to her squad in the aftermath of the suspension. The investigator is now settling into a new partnership with Detective Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks). 

Just as the detectives were finding their rhythm together, the district attorney’s office had a massive shake up of its own. Long-time Manhattan District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) announced he was resigning from his post after a high-profile rape and murder case put him at odds with New York City's mayor. McCoy decided to pursue the case against the wealthy and powerful suspect, despite the mayor’s wishes, and stepped into the courtroom one final time to find justice before saying an emotional goodbye.

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In his absence, Baxter has stepped in to fill the role of Manhattan District Attorney. The prosecutor has some powerful political connections of his own and is determined to try to mend the relationship with the mayor’s office. 

“A top priority of mine is gonna be to get people back on the same page,” he told Executive Assistant District Attorney Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy). “This office is part of a system and that system works most effectively when it works together, especially when it comes to my senior staff. I need to know that I have a team I can trust.” 

Da Nicholas Baxter and Ada Nolan Price shake hands on Law And Order Episode 2307

In a February interview with NBC Insider, Odelya Halevi, who plays ADA Samantha Maroun, hinted that the new DA will bring a “totally different dynamic” to the prosecutor’s office. 

“I will say, like, his character is very political and just a different dynamic. [He is] very self-assured, very confident, sort of shaking things up in the office, you know, making us question ourselves even more,” Halevi said of what to expect in the episodes ahead.

Where can I watch old episodes of Law & Order

As viewers wait to see where the story will go from here, they can check out past seasons of the long-running criminal justice drama that are streaming right now on Peacock. 

Now in its 23rd Season, there are plenty of episodes to choose from — whether fans want to revisit favorite installments or catch up on episodes they may have missed from the series' long-running history.

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Where can I watch new episodes of Law & Order? 

New episodes of Law & Order air Thursdays at 8/7c p.m. on NBC and stream the following day on Peacock.