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This Is When Law & Order: SVU Season 24 Will Premiere (UPDATED)

The Law & Order spin-off still holds the record for the longest-running primetime show, ever.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET— To call Law & Order: SVU a phenomenon would be an understatement. The wildly successful L&O spin-off series has spawned 23 seasons and turned Mariska Hargitay into a household name. And Season 24 is on the way. Here’s when you can expect it. 

When does Law & Order: SVU Season 24  premiere?

Law & Order: SVU Season 24 premieres Thursday, September 22 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. 


Law & Order is a hugely successful franchise with seven different spin-offs, but none compare to the sensation that is its first spin-off, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. SVU is so beloved that the series has surpassed its successor in total number of seasons. Premiering in 1999, the NBC classic is currently on Season 23 and reigns as the longest-running primetime show of all time, and for a good reason. Law & Order: SVU follows NYPD's "elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit" as they target sexually-based offenses to stop criminals in their tracks. SVU characters are always fighting the good fight, with fans always hungry to see what challenges will come next. 

Led by a powerhouse performance from Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson, the series has evolved tremendously in its 23 seasons. The spin-off has even inspired its own spin-off with Law & Order: Organized Crime which follows SVU Det. Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). While the Law & Order franchise creator Dick Wolf has branched off into other dramas in recent years, such as his One Chicago franchise, Law & Order set the bar, partially due to the thrilling plot lines of Law & Order: SVU.

Fortunately for Law & Order fans, all three shows will return this fall, with Law & Order: SVU returning for Season 24 in fall 2022.

When does Law & Order: SVU return with new episodes? 

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

When will Law & Order: SVU Season 24 air?

Law & Order: SVU Season 24 will air this fall Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, as one of three Law & Order series within the night. Catch Law & Order Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET, Law & Order: SVU Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET, and Law & Order: Organized Crime Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET, all on NBC.

How to watch Law & Order: SVU

Feel free to stream all 23 seasons of Law & Order: SVU on Peacock while waiting for the Season 24 premiere. 

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