Law & Order Season 23 is not coming to NBC in June 2023

LAW & ORDER -- "Deadline" Episode 22016 -- Pictured: Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy -- (Photo by: Scott Gries/NBC)
LAW & ORDER -- "Deadline" Episode 22016 -- Pictured: Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy -- (Photo by: Scott Gries/NBC) /

In some good news, Law & Order Season 23 is happening. Now when will it premiere on NBC? Here’s all we know about the show’s return so far.

When Law & Order initially returned, we worried that it might be for a limited series. After all, many of the characters had only returned for one season. Sam Waterston ended up signing on for longer as the show was renewed for a 22nd season. Now we have another renewal.

The bad news is we won’t get Law & Order Season 23 just yet. That shouldn’t be surprising when you consider how the networks don’t bring back big shows in the summer. This is when unscripted programming takes over as people spend more time out of the house in the lighter evenings.

When will Law & Order Season 23 premiere on NBC?

The series will return in the fall. That’s what NBC has planned, anyway. The show will air on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. There is a small change to Thursdays, though. While SVU will follow, Organized Crime is being held for the midseason. Instead, we’ll get the new series Found in the 10 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.

Is all this going to happen in September, as usual? That’s up for debate at the moment. It all depends on how long this writers strike goes on for. It’s set to be a long one, and the writers need to be back in their rooms this month. It’s not looking like filming can start in July for September starts.

Will we need to wait until 2024, then? Again, it’s just debatable at the moment. It really depends on the writers strike. And that depends on when the studios can all come to an agreement for a deal to offer to the writers. The streaming networks are holding back at the moment, but they’ll soon run out of content.

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Law & Order is available to stream on Peacock.