We know Law & Order: SVU Season 23 is happening at NBC. Of course, that means we want it right now. However, it’s not coming in August 2021.
We’re getting closer to the fall premiere dates. Sadly, we’re not quite there yet. As we look at NBC’s schedule for August 2021, it’s clear that one show isn’t going to premiere. Law & Order: SVU Season 23 is not going to arrive.
That’s not surprising. The show is part of the fall lineup, and it’s not quite fall yet.
The good news is NBC has released its fall 2021 premiere dates. We know when we can expect the first episode of the new season.
Law & Order: SVU Season 23 premiere date on NBC
The show will arrive on Thursday, Sept. 23. It’s going to air at a special time of 8/7c. This is because the premiere is a two-hour special with the Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 2 premiere airing at 10/9c.
The following week is also going to see SVU at the earlier time. This is due to Organized Crime getting a two-hour special, mostly to make sure both shows remain at the same number of episodes throughout the season for scheduling purposes.
Wait, wasn’t there another Law & Order series coming? NBC did originally order Law & Order: For the Defense straight to series, but that has now been canceled. NBC is opting for a different direction and another spin-off is in the works instead.
Law & Order: SVU Season 23 is a very special season. It will include the 500th episode of the series. It’s extremely rare for a series to reach 500 episodes, especially when it comes to scripted primetime dramas! We’re hoping to see Christopher Meloni guest star in the episode, maybe even with a crossover with Organized Crime.
Law & Order: SVU Season 23 will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c on NBC. Episodes air the following day on Peacock and Hulu.