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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Law & Order Franchise:
Law & Order (1990-2010)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999- )
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-2011)
Crime & Punishment (2002-2004)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Law & Order: LA (2010-2011)

Special:
Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (1998)

Adaptations outside the U.S.:
Paris EnquĂȘtes Criminelles (2007-2008)
Zakon i Poryadok. Otdel operativniykh rassledovaniy (2007-2011)
Zakon i Poryadok. Prestupniy umiysel (2007-2011)
Law & Order: UK (2009-2014)

Law & Order Universe:
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999)
New York Undercover (1994-1998)
Deadline (2000-2001)
Conviction (2006)

Chicago Franchise:
Chicago Fire (2012- )
Chicago PD (2014- )
Chicago Med (2015- )
 
Top ten credits over the entire Law & Order, Chicago and Homicide franchises:

Detective/Sergeant John Munch (453)
Captain Donald Cragen (403)
Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (393)
Executive Assistant/District Attorney Jack McCoy (376)
Detective/Sergeant Olivia Benson (374)
Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola (347)
Detective/DA Investigator Lennie Briscoe (284)
Detective Elliot Stabler (275)
Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, M.E. (265)
District Attorney Adam Schiff (232)

(Updated May 20, 2015)
 
Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) is the only major cast member from any of the Law and Order series to ever be honored with an acting award. In 2005, Hargitay won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series and in 2006 won an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
 
Chris Orbach (Ken Briscoe) is the son of Jerry Orbach (Lennie Briscoe) of Law & Order. On the series, Ken Briscoe is Lennie's nephew.
 
Following the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the opening credits for the 2001-2002 season were reworked to eliminate shots of the twin towers.
 
Fin's surname, Tutuola, translates to "gentle one" in the African language of Yoruba.
 
Stabler's shield number is 6313.
 

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Status: Returning Series
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 20, 1999
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wmulder (Challenge)