Summary of TV Shows
The Law & Order franchise is a number of related American television series created by Dick Wolf and originally broadcast on NBC, all of which deal with some aspect of the criminal justice system. Together, the original series, its various spin-offs, the TV film, and crossover episodes from other shows constitute over 900 hours of programming.
Shared people and resources in a common fictional setting are the connecting links between the shows, e.g., Hudson University and the New York Ledger tabloid newspaper. Many supporting characters, such as district attorneys, psychologists and medical examiners are also shared among the shows. Occasionally, crossovers of main characters or shared storylines between two of the shows will occur. A few major characters have also left the cast of one show within the franchise only to eventually join another.
The music, style and credits of the shows tend to be similar, with the voiceover in the opening of every series performed by Steven Zirnkilton. Past episodes of the American series are in syndication with TNT, USA Network, WGN America, and Bravo showing episodes sometimes up to six times a day.
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|#||Name of TV Show||Original Run||MAD Parodies|
|1||Law & Order||September 13, 1990 - May 24, 2010||2 Parodies. The television show gets spoofed with Shrek in Law & Ogre, and then gets spoofed with Wolverine from the X-Men with a third title, "Claw & Order"|
|2||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||September 20, 1999 - Present||None|
|3||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||September 30, 2001 - June 26, 2011||None|
|4||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||March 3, 2005 - January 21, 2006||None|
|5||Law & Order: LA (Los Angeles)||September 29, 2010 - June 11, 2011||None|
Appearances in Show
- Episode 20 Law & Ogre: The original television show gets spoofed alongside with Shrek and his friends.