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Where would we be without Law and Order in this world? It’s the franchise that never dies, with spin-offs including Special Victims Unit, Criminal Intent, Trial by Jury, LA, and True Crime. NBC now puffs more life into it with the latest spin-off, Law and Order: Hate Crimes, with a first season of 13 episodes set in New York City.

NBC’s co-president of scripted programming, Lisa Katz, called the series “extremely timely,” explaining that the rise in hate crimes in the U.S. is the highest it’s been in over a decade.

Law and Order executive producer Dick Wolf created Hate Crimes with screenwriter Warren Leight. The show does not yet have a premiere date scheduled but the series will be introduced in the upcoming season of Law and Order: SVU. Fingers crossed that Stabler makes a comeback but we won’t hold our breath.

h/t CNN

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Jackie Cucco

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Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.