Earlier today, the folks over at the broadcast network officially unveiled the schedule for what is coming up in the fall. So what did we learn with a lot of that? Well, for starters, that the entirety of the Law & Order franchise is going to be on hold for a good while. As for how long is “a good while,” think in terms of early 2024 at the earliest.
For Law & Order: Organized Crime, nothing has to be considered a surprise since that show was always going to be a midseason entry this time around. However, the mothership and SVU are both facing a sizable delay and as of this writing, it looks like we are going to be forced to exercise a lot of patience to get from point A to point B, which could be January or February.
The reason for the delay here is ultimately rather simple, as it is tied very much to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes that are going on right now. Even if the actors sign a new deal tomorrow, it still would not matter — there are no scripts. Without them, there is nothing for the actors to do. Writers have been on strike now for over two and a half months and we’ve yet to see any evidence at all that the networks or studios are eager to come in and sign them to a new contract.
We recognize that a lot of viewers out there are going to be understandably frustrated — yet, we also want to give writers and actors as much support as we can. They want to be working — they just want it to be done in a way that sets the stage for their future.
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This article was written by Jessica BunBun.