You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Law & Order

Best Drama

Law & Order

Network: NBC

Showrunner: Michael Chernuchin

Total noms: 3

Emmy pedigree: Won best drama in 1997 and has been nominated 11 straight years.

2001-02 Nielsen ranking: No. 7; 20 million viewers

Pro: Procedural dramas are gaining in popularity among network programmers.

Con: Skein’s glory days may be behind it and many long-running shows took a back seat at nomination time.

Ripped from the headlines: ” ‘Law & Order’ remains relevant because it always deals with contemporary issues. First-rate writing, acting and directing are the keys to its continued success, as well as the satisfaction of a fully resolved storyline in each week’s episode,” says Chernuchin.

Critical viewpoint: ” ‘Law & Order’ has been one of (my) favorites from day one and hasn’t diminished despite numerous cast changes. The dramatic formula is stronger than any individual.” Bob Curtright, the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

More TV

  • Berlinale Drama Series Days: Female-Driven TV

    Berlinale Drama Series Days 2018: Female-Driven TV Series Lead Festival

    Law & Order Network: NBC Showrunner: Michael Chernuchin Total noms: 3 Emmy pedigree: Won best drama in 1997 and has been nominated 11 straight years. 2001-02 Nielsen ranking: No. 7; 20 million viewers Pro: Procedural dramas are gaining in popularity among network programmers. Con: Skein’s glory days may be behind it and many long-running shows […]

  • counterpart Starz

    Berlinale Drama Series Days Sees American TV Playing to the World

    Law & Order Network: NBC Showrunner: Michael Chernuchin Total noms: 3 Emmy pedigree: Won best drama in 1997 and has been nominated 11 straight years. 2001-02 Nielsen ranking: No. 7; 20 million viewers Pro: Procedural dramas are gaining in popularity among network programmers. Con: Skein’s glory days may be behind it and many long-running shows […]

  • 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Game of

    'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Game of Thrones' Win Golden Reel Awards for Sound Editing

    Law & Order Network: NBC Showrunner: Michael Chernuchin Total noms: 3 Emmy pedigree: Won best drama in 1997 and has been nominated 11 straight years. 2001-02 Nielsen ranking: No. 7; 20 million viewers Pro: Procedural dramas are gaining in popularity among network programmers. Con: Skein’s glory days may be behind it and many long-running shows […]

  • Fergie

    Fergie Sexes Up National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game and America Isn't Having It

    Law & Order Network: NBC Showrunner: Michael Chernuchin Total noms: 3 Emmy pedigree: Won best drama in 1997 and has been nominated 11 straight years. 2001-02 Nielsen ranking: No. 7; 20 million viewers Pro: Procedural dramas are gaining in popularity among network programmers. Con: Skein’s glory days may be behind it and many long-running shows […]

  • The 2018 Olympics: A Reprieve from

    The PyeongChang Olympic Games: A Reprieve from the Weight of the World (Column)

    Law & Order Network: NBC Showrunner: Michael Chernuchin Total noms: 3 Emmy pedigree: Won best drama in 1997 and has been nominated 11 straight years. 2001-02 Nielsen ranking: No. 7; 20 million viewers Pro: Procedural dramas are gaining in popularity among network programmers. Con: Skein’s glory days may be behind it and many long-running shows […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content