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This Is When Law & Order Season 22 Will Premiere (UPDATED)

We're ready for our healthy dose of Thursday night "Dun-Dun."

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET Law & Order fans were thrilled when the show returned in February after a 12-year hiatus. And they were even more thrilled when NBC announced it would be coming back for Season 22. Now, we have a premiere date, so the countdown to all the excitement can really begin. Here’s what you need to know: 

When does Law & Order Season 22  premiere?

Law & Order Season 22 premieres Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 


After 12 years, NBC's classic legal drama Law & Order has officially returned to the network. Despite the series ending its 20-season run in 2010, Law & Order has remained a cultural phenomenon. Once you hear that iconic "Dun 0un," you can bet you're about to enjoy some thrilling Dick Wolf-produced drama. The series has taken home many awards, resulting in the widely successful creation of spin-off series Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Organized Crime, Law & Order: Criminal IntentLaw & Order: Trial by Jury, and more. The addictive legal drama holds a special place in the hearts of many fans. 

Law & Order Season 21 premiered in February, featuring a new cast of police and legal experts, bringing a fresh take to the classic formula. Timeless characters like D.A. Jack McCoy (played by Sam Waterston) and Det. Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) made a return to the series, perfect for fans who were eager to see some familiar faces. Law & Order might have taken a 12-year hiatus, but fans quickly fell in love again. Lucky for them, NBC has announced that Law & Order will return for Season 22 in the fall 2002, alongside both Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Organized Crime.

When will new episodes of Law & Order return?

New episodes of Law & Order will return in the fall of 2022. 

When will Law & Order Season 22 air?

Law & Order Season 22 will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET this fall on NBC. 

How to watch Law & Order

If you're interested in catching up on Law & Order ahead of Season 22, stream episodes on Peacock

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