Elliot Stabler is sticking around for the 2021-22 television season. To no surprise, NBC has renewed the Law & Order: Organized Crime TV show for a second year.
A police procedural series, Law & Order: Organized Crime is a spin-off of the long-running Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV show and stars Christopher Meloni, Dylan McDermott, Tamara Taylor, Danielle Moné Truitt, and Ainsley Seiger. Nicky Torchia, Michael Rivera, and Ibrahim Renno recur. For 12 seasons of SVU, NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler (Meloni) worked for Manhattan’s 16th Precinct and was partnered with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). In the spin-off, Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime following the loss of his wife, Kathy, in a car bomb that was meant for him. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler aims to find absolution and rebuild his life while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.
Airing on Thursday nights, the first season of Law & Order: Organized Crime averages a 0.88 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.15 million viewers in live+same day viewing. It’s the network’s highest-rated new scripted series of the season. Five episodes have aired thus far.
The renewal announcement was made as part of the peacock network’s reveal of the 2021-2022 schedule.
What do you think? Do you like the Organized Crime TV series? Are you looking forward to watching season two of this NBC series?