Law & Order

THE BOX – Wednesday 13 June, 10.30pm

While investigating the death of a former male prostitute whose memoirs have become a best-seller, Lupo and Bernard discover that the writer was a fraud and that his memoirs were based on another person’s life. Guest starring Vivica A Fox.

THE BOX – Mondays from 17 October, 7.30pm

A brand new season of Law & Order, the only show that examines the investigative and legal side of crime, begins this month. With Lt. Anita Van Buren at the helm of the Law team and D.A. Jack McCoy leading the Order team, no crime goes unpunished. In the season premiere, a stockbroker is beaten to death and the investigation leads to an illegal street-fighting ring. Issues around misuse of terrorism statutes are explored.

THE BOX – Monday 3 October, 7.30pm

This very special episode guest stars Golden Globe, SAG and Academy Award winner, Melissa Leo. An online romance may be at the heart of a mechanic’s murder, but Detectives Lupo and Bernard must unravel some truly bizarre developments before the full story is known.

THE BOX – Thursday 8 September, 10.30pm

This very special episode guest stars William H Macy of Fargo and Wild Hogs fame. A young teenage runaway is arrested after discharging a gun in a diner. Cerreta and Logan look into the reasons why she had run away and learn that she had been raped at the halfway house she had been staying in. The investigation leads to a free thinking nun and the caretaker of the halfway house.

Kutcher describes Two and A Half Men character 

Ashton Kutcher has described his new Two and a Half Men character, a young internet billionaire called Walden Schmidt, as “somewhere between an alien and Jesus Christ”. 

Charlie’s Angels series like Sex and the City and 24

Australian actress Rachael Taylor has described the new Charlie’s Angels reboot series as a cross between Sex and the City and 24. The actress was quoted in saying “If [24 lead] Jack Bauer and [Sex and the City character] Carrie Bradshaw had a love child, it would be Charlie’s Angels.”

Hills movie possible

Audrina Patridge told Ryan Seacrest during a recent interview that the Hills cast could reunite for a movie.

Roache reprising role on SVU

Actor Linus Roache will reprise his Law & Order role on the spinoff series Special Victims Unit. Roache played Michael Cutter on the series from 2008 until its conclusion in 2010.

The BOX – Weeknights from Monday 18 July, 10.30pm

Go back to where a dynasty began.

Before Horatio, Mac or Langston came on the scene, before Hotch led the BAU and before Gibbs joined NCIS, a phenomenon was born.

Join the Law team of Greevey, Logan and Cragen and the Order team of Stone, Robinette and Schiff and revisit the humble beginnings of the show that changed the shape of television.

The BOX – Mondays from 13 June, 7.30pm

Filmed entirely on location in New York, this realistic program looks at crime and justice from a dual perspective.

The BOX has another new season of the institution that is, Law & Order.

In the first half, Detective Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and his new partner, Detective Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson), investigate crimes and apprehend suspects under the supervision of their precinct lieutenant, Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson).

In the second half, the focus shifts to the criminal courts as Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) and the Executive Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza) work within a complicated justice system to prosecute the accused under the guidance of the newly appointed District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston).

11:15pm – Tuesday, February 1 on TV 3

Now in its 19th season, this week sees the welcome return of Dick Wolf’s Law & Order when the series premieres on Tuesday, February 1st at 11:15pm on 3.

After 19 years, how do you keep a TV series fresh? If you’re Law & Order executive producer Dick Wolf, you take inspiration from real life.

“When Brandon Tartikoff bought the show way back in the last century, he said, ‘What’s the bible?’ And I said, ‘The front page of the New York Post’,” Wolf explains how after 19 years he still manages to keep the Law & Order storylines relevant.

“And it has not been a bad piece of source material because, you know, we can’t come up with stories better than ‘Headless Body Found in Topless Bar’,” he continues.

“We steal the headline, but not the body copy. We love the flavour of the stories, but not the specificity. But it’s a way into the moral quandary in the best episodes certainly.”

So how will this fiction-based-on-reality play out in this week’s season premiere? Find out when Law & Order returns on Tuesday, February 1st at 11:15pm on 3.

The BOX – Mondays from 10 January, 7.30pm

The BOX brings you a fresh season of Law & Order, your favourite mix of crime and court room drama.

A new season of Law & Order arrives on the BOX in the New Year, and it brings some new faces with it.

Det. Nina Cassady (played by Milena Govich) teams up with Det. Ed Green in the Law enforcement team led by Lt. Anita Van Buren.

Also new to the system is A.D.A Connie Rubirosa (played by Alana de la Garza) who is taken under the wing of Executive A.D.A Jack McCoy. The season is kicked off when Green and Cassady investigate the death of a cop accidentally killed during a botched robbery which leads them to stolen photographs of a celebrity mother married to a player.

This season’s guest stars include Chevy Chase (Caddyshack, The Chevy Chase Show), Michael Boatman (Spin City), Mario Van Peebles (Ali).

Supernanny to exit TV show

TV supernanny Jo Frost has decided to make the sixth season of her show SuperNanny the last. Frost will finish making the show but will continue to develop new TV series as well as continue on Extreme Parental Guidance.

Real gun discovered on Law & Order set

A real gun was discovered on the Los Angeles set of Law & Order: Los Angeles recently, giving the cast and crew a bit of a scare. The show was filming on location in west Los Angeles when the handgun, in full working order, was found sitting on a rock.

Ali G town attempts to change name

Small UK town Staines is attempting to change its name in an attempt to distance itself from the TV series Ali G. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen selected the town to be the home of his gangster character Ali G and painted the town in the series as an urban wasteland whose greatest assets were the local traffic circle and KFC. 

Tropic Thunder team collaborate on pilot

Tropic Thunder collaborators Steve Coogan and Justin Theroux will work together on a new pilot for HBO which centres on Theroux’s character as a documentary-maker. Theroux will also write and direct the pilot with fellow Tropic Thunder cast-mate ben Stiller attached to executive produce.

Chelsea Handler pilot picked up

American network NBC has picked up a comedy pilot based on E! channel’s Chelsea Handler’s three autobiographies. The show will reportedly draw on the late-night host’s memoirs but will centre on someone else according to Handler: “The show will be mined from my books and allow me the creative control to put a younger actress in the situations I found myself in at 26 while I sit back, laugh, and not get arrested.”