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Is Law & Order New Tonight? (April 25, 2024)

With a new district attorney shaking things up on Law & Order, fans are eager to find out what will happen next, but is there a new episode this week?

By Jill Sederstrom

New fictional Manhattan District Attorney Nicolas Baxter has been putting his team of prosecutors to the test this season on Law & Order

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

So fans are likely eager to find out what’s next for the team as they adjust to their new leader’s expectations in and outside of the courtroom. But will there be a new episode of the NBC legal drama on this Thursday? 

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Is Law & Order new on Thursday, April 25, 2024?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. There will not be a new episode airing this Thursday, April 25.

When will Law & Order return with new episodes? 

The good news is that fans won’t have to wait long to see New York City’s finest detectives and prosecutors back in action. Law & Order will return with an all-new episode on Thursday, May 2, 2024, titled “Castle in the Sky,” and will continue with new shows until the Season 23 finale on May 16, 2024. 

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Where can I watch past episodes of Law & Order

Until new Season 23 episodes return, fans can catch up on all their favorite installments of the criminal justice procedural by checking out the impressive backlog of episodes available to stream on Peacock

Ada Samantha Maroun and Ada Nolan Price on Law And Order episode 2309

Season 23 has already brought its share of riveting cases, new faces and complex moral dilemmas. 

After years of stability under the reign of long-time District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), this season the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has experienced a changing of the guard after McCoy decided to step away from the post in one final heroic move to save his staff from any political fallout for his decision to pursue a high-profile case, despite the mayor’s objections.

Baxter (Tony Goldwyn) — a man with an impressive political pedigree of his own — stepped in to fill the veteran DA’s big shoes. But the transition hasn’t exactly been seamless. 

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Both Executive Assistant District Attorney Nolan Price (Hugh Dancy) and Assistant District Attorney Samantha Maroun (Odelya Halevi) have found themselves in positions where their own convictions were at odds with the DA’s direction.

When Baxter first stepped into the new role, Price found himself questioning the DA during the prosecution of a financial dominatrix accused of murder. After the woman claimed to have damaging information about a famous actor who allegedly raped multiple women, Baxter encouraged Price to cut a deal with the woman in exchange for the information.

“Nothing trumps murder, Sam, nothing,” Price lamented about offering the killer a deal. “That was one of McCoy’s favorite lines.” 

Da Nicholas Baxter sits at his desk on Law And Order Episode 2307

Maroun had her own moral test when Baxter insisted she cross-examine a Ukrainian refugee accused of murder on the stand in a recent episode, despite her family’s own trauma as refugees.

Price then asked her if she was “intentionally throwing the case” after lobbing “softball” questions to the witness. 

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During a tense break outside the courtroom, Price told Maroun she’d either need to put her own personal feelings aside or resign.

“You and I, we serve at the pleasure of the district attorney,” Nolan told her. “We are part of his team. When push comes to shove, he calls the shots. So you have two choices: tender your resignation or figure out a way to rise to the occasion.”

In the end, Maroun secured the conviction.

Ada Samantha Maroun on Law And Order episode 2309

The DA’s office wasn’t the only workplace to have a staffing shakeup this year. This season also brought the addition of Detective Vincent Riley (Reid Scott) to the team of police investigators. 

Reid — a divorced father — has found himself on a redemptive path after he was suspended for punching a police captain. The captain had called Lieutenant Kate Dixon (Camryn Manheim) something he shouldn’t have when Reid, who had been drinking on the job, stepped in to deliver the blow.

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After a six-month forced suspension to get his life back on track, Reid seems to be embracing his second chance and settling into his new partnership with Detective Jalen Shaw (Mehcad Brooks). 

Where can I watch new episodes of Law & Order?

To find out what’s next for the show's detectives and prosecutors, watch new episodes of Law & Order Thursdays at 8/7c p.m. on NBC or stream them the following day on Peacock.