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How to Catch Up on Law & Order SVU's Biggest Cases Before the Season 24 Premiere

The chilling stories are something you won't want to miss. 

By Jackie Manno
Official Trailer | A Law & Order Premiere Event | NBC

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit follows a team of New York City detectives who investigate hard-hitting legal cases of heinous crimes that involve sexual and physical abuse. The gripping series has captivated audiences for years, thanks to gripping stories and memorable characters, led by Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), and Sergeant Odafin Tutuola (Ice-T), who team together to bring justice to a vulnerable city. Running for a whopping 23 seasons since its premiere in 1999, the emotional series has proven to be a fan favorite, and a home for many celebrity cameos. It’s even the longest running primetime series in the history of television — and it's not hard to understand why. 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c on NBC.

If you’re a fan of intense crime mysteries, you’re in luck. Twenty-three seasons of Law & Order: SVU are currently available for streaming on Peacock. Better yet, the three-hour Premiere Event, which brings together Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Organized Crime casts, will premiere Thursday, September 22 at 8/7c. The epic episode will involve cracking a massive case involving an underground international crime ring – and we guarantee you won’t want to miss out on the action-packed drama.

How to watch episodes of Law & Order: SVU ahead of the Season 24 premiere

However, if you can’t wait until September 22 to get your dose of SVU, then we’ve got good news: USA Network will air a marathon of Law & Order: SVU prior to Season 24, so you can catch up on past episodes and riveting plots before the historic Premiere Event. On Sunday, September 18, be sure to tune into USA Network to watch episodes airing all the way from 12PM ET to 1AM ET. And if you want to continue your journey with detective Benson, check out new continuing Season 24 episodes on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.

Watch Law & Order: SVU on Peacock and on NBC.