Sam Waterston: Why ‘Law & Order’ Shows Stay Successful

LAW & ORDER — Sam Waterston as D.A. Jack McCoy — (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

America has been watching Law & Order shows ever since 1990, when the original show first premiered. And there hasn’t been a break since — although Law & Order signed off after 20 seasons, Law & Order: SVU and a host of other spinoffs have kept the franchise going strong. Sam Waterston, who joined Law & Order in its fifth season and is back for the show’s revival, says there’s a really simple reason why Law & Order and its progeny have endured for more than three decades. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sam Waterston)

Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Law & Order: Organized Crime air Thursday nights on NBC, starting at 8/7c, and episodes start streaming the following day on Peacock.

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