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Law & Order: Sweeps

Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the murder of a convicted child molester who was shot on a controversial talk show. Also Lt. Van Buren and ADA Claire Kincaid make their first appearances.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 69009
Airdate: Wednesday September 15th, 1993

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Starring Roles
Carolyn McCormick
As Dr. Elizabeth Olivet

Guest Stars
Alexandra Gersten
As Sarah Fisher
David Little
As Hudson
Frank Anderson (1)
As Court Clerk
John Ramsey
As Judge Walter Schreiber
Melissa Leo
As Alice Sutton
Paul Geier
As Barry Talbott
Steve Ryan
As Sid Fisher
Stewart Steinberg
As Dr. Joseph Vinton
Susan Blommaert
As Judge Rebecca Steinman
William Bogert
As Rearden
Charles E. Gerber
As Jack Horland
David Krumholtz
As Scotty Fisher
Jeremy Gold
As Perkins
Jim Beaudin
As Tommy Turner
Jim Fromewick
As Stage Man
Jimmy Boyd
As Howard Turner
Margaret Gibson
As Miss Courio
Robert Klein
As Rick Mason
Sharon Watroba
As Jury Forewoman
Yvette Thor
As Bonnie
Main Cast
Jerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Chris Noth
As Detective Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Michael Moriarty
As Executive A.D.A. Benjamin Stone
Jill Hennessy
As Assistant D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Episode Notes
First episode with S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren and Jill Hennessy as ADA Claire Kincaid.

The sudden exits of Dann Florek as Capt. Donald Cragen and Richard Brooks as ADA Paul Robinette are not discussed in this episode (nor, in fact, the entire season); in later episodes we learn that Robinette has gone into private practice and that Capt. Cragen has transferred into another unit before ending up at SVU.

Episode References
Episode title: Sweeps.

The term Sweeps describes the period of television programing between the months of November, February, May and (of lesser importance) July. during this periods eagerly awaited episodes are aired in order to boost television ratings.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf
Co-Executive ProducerEd Sherin  |  Walon Green
ProducerMichael S. Chernuchin  |  Jeffrey L. Hayes  |  Arthur W. Forney
Co-ProducerRené Balcer  |  Lewis H. Gould
Associate ProducerJody Milano-vanderputten  |  Billy Fox  |  Janace Tashjian
Production DesignerRichard Bianchi
EditorMichael Kewley
CastingLynn Kressel  |  Suzanne Ryan
Unit Production ManagerLewis H. Gould
MusicMike Post
Camera OperatorChristopher Misiano
Location ManagerMoe Bardach
Director of PhotographyConstantine Makris
Executive Story EditorEd Zuckerman
Technical AdvisorMichael Struk  |  William N. Fordes  |  Dr. Park Dietz
Warning: Law & Order season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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