The original "Law & Order" series returns tonight to NBC at 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. CST, in a splashy two-hour, two-episode premiere, complete with new cast members and longtime cast member Sam Waterston's ADA character getting a promotion. Because of scheduling differences, Waterston's Jack McCoy was already seen in his new role as District Attorney of Manhattan in an episode of series spin-off, "Law & Order: SVU." But tonight we get a real introduction to McCoy's new leadership position.
Quoted in a couple of reviews of the episodes:
The new ADA walks into the DA's office and says, "Branch used to fill these shelves with knickknacks and awards."
"It's a working office now," McCoy responds, "not a showroom."Reviews differ.
USA TODAY's Robert Bianco liked it a lot.
Chicago Sun-Times sourpuss Doug Elfman wasn't impressed.
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