Is Law & Order: Organized Crime renewed for Season 4?

LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME -- "Trap" Episode 310 -- Pictured: Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)
LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME -- "Trap" Episode 310 -- Pictured: Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC) /

Law & Order: Organized Crime has been strong in Season 3 but will that earn it a renewal by NBC for a fourth season?

The newest entry to the Law & Order franchise got attention in early 2021 by bringing back Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), a decade after his exit from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Stabler had to overcome the murder of his wife while working with the Organized Task Force tackling various mobsters and other notable criminals.

Season 3 added new cops Bobby Reyes (Rick Gonzalez) and Jamie Whelan (Brent Antonello). However, it’s also seen some backstage turmoil with two showrunner changes. This has been evidenced by the series shifting from long-term story arcs to shorter stories, only going an episode or two. It also puts more attention on the personal lives of the cops.

With all this backstage shifting and cast shifts, there was concern if Law & Order: Organized Crime could earn a renewal after all.

Is Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 happening?

As part of an announcement renewing all six Dick Wolf shows on NBC, it was confirmed Law & Order: Organized Crime would be back for Season 4. The show is currently on a break until April 27, with no word if the last episodes will be a story arc or stand-alone stories.

However, a surprise is word that Season 4 will only be 13 episodes. The buzz is that the season will tackle a plotline needing this limited episode number, making it unclear what plans are coming for Season 4.

It’s also unsure if there will be any more cast changes. It’s a certainty that Meloni will be back and likely Bell (Danielle Monee Truitt) and hacker Jet (Ainsley Seiger) but no word if any other cast members may come or go.

When will Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 4 premiere?

NBC is weeks away from announcing its fall schedule, but it’s likely that, as in the last few years, Law & Order will continue to dominate Thursday nights. Law & Order: Organized Crime should continue to be the final entry in the evening to anchor the shows. It’s also unclear if it will continue to be telling long story arcs or briefer storylines.

At least fans are sure that Law & Order: Organized Crime is coming back for a fourth season to continue its unique mix of action and drama for the franchise.

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Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 3 returns on Thursday, April 27 at 10/9c on NBC and streams on Peacock.